Take Parkbus to Elk Island National Park for FREE this Summer! Elk Island National Park and Parkbus have teamed up again to offer FREE Summer shuttle service on select Saturdays from Downtown Edmonton to Elk Island Park! The bus will pick up visitors at the Brewery District Mountain Equipment Coop store at 8:30 am and the Royal Alberta Museum at 8:45 am for a day visit to Elk Island National Park.

The TD Elk Island Express will operate on July 23 & 30, August 20, and September 10, 17 & 24, 2022. Your FREE shuttle ride will include a guided tour of the Elk Island National Park Visitor Information Centre and a behind-the-scenes tour with Parks Canada Interpreters. Then the TD Elk Island Express will take participants 20 minutes north to the Astotin Lake Recreation Area where you can explore the trails, rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard from Haskin Canoe, or join for an interpretive program. The bus will depart Elk Island National Park at 3:30 pm to make the hour long trip back to Edmonton.

Registration is required. Reserve your spot online by paying a $15 credit card deposit that will be refunded to participants who arrive on-time for their scheduled departure. Participants must still present a Discovery Pass or pay regular park entry fees for admission to the Park. Visit the Parkbus website to register.

Pickup Locations:
8:30 am at MEC Edmonton Downtown | 11904 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
8:45 am at Royal Alberta Museum | 9810 103a Avenue NW, Edmonton

*Please note a school bus is used as the shuttle and space will be limited for folded strollers. No bikes are allowed.

Parkbus to Elk Island National Park:

When: Saturdays – July 23, 30, August 20, September 10, 17, 24, 2022
Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Park departure at 3:30 pm)
Where: Edmonton to Elk Island National Park
Website: parkbus.ca