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Elk Island Discovery Tour

$79

Your geo-adventure begins at the Moss Lake Trailhead, where the last glaciation deposited rolling sandy hills and meltwater depressions along with alternating vegetation. The west portion of the trail loop passes through terraced beaver dams and native grassland habitat. There are a large number of rolling hills to climb that makes this hike somewhat challenging.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Discovery, Family, Hiking, Indigenous Content, Sightseeing, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Moderate
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All about the Elk Island Discovery Tour.

Your geo-adventure begins at the Moss Lake Trailhead, where the last glaciation deposited rolling sandy hills and meltwater depressions along with alternating vegetation. The west portion of the trail loop passes through terraced beaver dams and native grassland habitat. There are a large number of rolling hills to climb that makes this hike somewhat challenging.

Length: ~5 km

Time: 3.5 to 4 hours; weekends (0800 to 1200 hrs)

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Significant Features: Mixed wood forest. Great for viewing beaver, elk, plains buffalo, and waterfowl.

Trailhead Location: Access from Elk Island Parkway, inside Elk Island National Park (Free parking at Moss Lake Trail parking lot)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Guided Tour with Geology, Physical Geography, and Alberta History.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Meals are not provided.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Get ready for this Elk Island National Park adventure with a hearty breakfast before leaving home.

  • Dress for the weather and in layers
  • Light coloured hat
  • Sturdy sandals for on the lakeand hiking boots for the trails (possible muddy conditions)
  • Bring your own lunch (community cooler will be available)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Water bottle
  • Camera & Ziplock bag