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Elk Island National Park Discovery Tour

from $79.00

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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    Campfire, Discovery, Family, Hiking, Sightseeing, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Moderate
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All about the Elk Island National Park Discovery Tour.

COVID-19 UPDATE: At this time, there is no tour van experience, so guests are responsible to arrive at the trailhead with their own vehicles. On arrival, staff will ensure social distancing and sanitizing measures by giving each participant a headset, so that our hiking group can be 2 m apart from each other while walking single file along the trail. All equipment will be disinfected after every use and guests are encouraged to bring their own personal protective equipment, but staff will have extra just in case.

If you feel sick or confirmed with the corona virus, please do not participate. In return for doing the right thing, you can reschedule your tour or receive a full refund.

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: ~12.5 km

Time: ~4.5 hours; weekends (0800 to 1250 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)

COVID-19 Offering:
Bring a group of 6 or more family members and I will offer a private tour just for you, for the regular price. On private tours, children from ages 12-17 will be allowed for a cost of $69+GST / child.

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