Just 50 minutes from downtown Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, located in the Beaver Hills Biosphere, boasts incredible experiences that will remain with you long after you leave. Tour behind the scenes at a bison handling facility and learn how this magnificent animal was brought back from near extinction. Elk Island National Park is not only an important refuge for bison, elk, and more than 250 bird species but is also an oasis of calm for day picnickers. Elk Island National Park falls within the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, which means optimal conditions for catching a glimpse of the bright, pulsating chorus of lights known as aurora borealis. Visit year-round and even at night as it is part of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, offering opportunities for star gazing and catching glimpses of the enchanting northern lights.

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