Elk Island National Park is excited to work with Parkbus to provide a free shuttle service from Edmonton to Elk Island National Park this summer.
The Parkbus TD Elk Island Express will operate every Saturday from June 8 to August 31, 2019 and Sundays on long weekends through the summer (June 30, August 4 and September 1). The bus will depart Edmonton from the Brewery District Mountain Equipment Coop location at 8:30 am and the Royal Alberta Museum at 8:45 am for a half-day visit to Elk Island National Park. The bus will depart Elk Island National Park at 3:30 pm to return to Edmonton.
Guests must reserve a seat by registering online at Parkbus.ca. A $15 deposit is required and will be refunded to participants who arrive on-time for their scheduled departure. Regular park entry fees apply and Parks Canada Discovery Passes are accepted for admission. Parks Canada Discovery Pass holders must bring their pass on the bus.
Upon arrival to Elk Island National Park, the TD Elk Island Express will stop at the brand new Elk Island National Park Visitor Information Centre where guests can learn about the history of the park, speak with Parks Canada staff, and browse local Indigenous artisan crafts and official Parks Canada merchandise. Following this stop, TD Elk Island Express guests have the opportunity to watch for wildlife as they are transported 20 minutes north to the Astotin Lake Recreation Area. Guests have approximately four hours to enjoy a range of self-directed activities in this area: join an interpretive program, enjoy a picnic on the beach, play on the brand new playground or watch birds and other wildlife from the Living Waters Boardwalk. Parkbus guests also have the opportunity to rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard from Haskin Canoe (weather permitting, fees apply), golf at the Elk Island Golf Course (fees apply) or walk a trail in the area.
In addition to reserving their seat in advance, guests are reminded to prepare for their visit by planning activities, reviewing park regulations and safety tips, checking weather forecasts and bringing gear needed for a safe and enjoyable visit.
Services in Elk Island National Park are limited. Visitors should come prepared to be self-reliant with food, water, and equipment suitable for the weather conditions and activities they plan to enjoy.
For more information on Parkbus, please visit parkbus.ca/elkisland
For more information on Elk Island National Park, please visit parkscanada.gc.ca/elkisland
Who is it for?
BUS: FREE Registration is required – visit the Parkbus website to register. A $15 deposit is required and will be refunded to participants who arrive on-time for their scheduled departure.
Park Admission: Adult: $7.80
Youth (17 & under): Free
Parks Canada Discovery Passes are accepted.
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Every Saturday from June 8 to August 31, 2019 and Sundays on long weekends through the summer (June 30, August 4 and September 1).
Brewery District Mountain Equipment Coop: 8:30am
Royal Alberta Museum: 8:45am
Depart Elk Island National Park Astotin Lake Recreation Area at 3:30pm.
Venue: Elk Island National Park, 54401 Range Rd 203, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0V3
Public transport not accessible