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Rick and Pat welcome you to Elk Island Retreat...a place to enjoy nature and quiet.                                                            

Our season is from March 17th to November 11th.

Check-in is anytime after 3:00 p.m. (and preferrably no later than 9:00 p.m.)

Check-out is by 12:00 p.m.

Located near Elk Island National Park, Elk Island Retreat is a private campground that is forested, quiet, and close to many outdoor activities such as day trips to Elk Island National Park or the Ukrainian Village.

We offer camping in Tipis, Trapper Cabins, Tents, and full service RV Sites.

We also have the perfect wedding spot for couples wanting to say "I do" in an outdoor, natural country setting.

 

*Stay tuned because soon we will also be offering comfort camping in Yurts.

We are only 3 km from the West gate of Elk Island National Park. We encourage our visitors to take in the Park during their stay here at the Retreat.

Elk Island Retreat Brochure

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Upper 24 ft Tipi

TIPI CAMPING

Our Tipis are situated in secluded areas on this beautiful wooded property.  Each tipi site has a cook shelter with a full size propane BBQ with side burner.

Guests bring their own bedding, foamie/mattress, and camping supplies.

The tipis have wooden floors.

One of our tipis is 24 ft in diameter and will sleep up to approximately 12 people. The other tipi is 18 ft in diameter and will sleep up to approximately 6 persons.

Please click on READ MORE for more information about your stay in a tipi such as what to bring and what is included.

Pets are not allowed in the tipi / trapper cabin / tenting areas.

Check-In time: 3:00 p.m.  Check out: 12:00 p.m.

 

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TRAPPER CABINS

Situated in the valley that runs through the property are two 14x24 ft. trapper cabins. These rustic cabins are constructed of a log frame and fitted with a custom made canvas covering. Each cabin has 12 wooden built-in bunks, a wooden floor and a wood burning stove, providing warmth and comfort even in cooler weather.

A jug is provided for potable water (water available at shower bldg.)

Be sure to bring a foamie / mattress and sufficient bedding.

All other regular camping gear is required for your stay: ie: cooking gear, basin, axe, matches/lighter, fire starter/paper, weiner sticks, lawn chairs, bug spray, etc.

Next to each of the cabins is a picnic shelter with a propane BBQ (with side burner) and picnic tables. Use of propane barbeque is included in the rate.

An outdoor firepit is located at each cabin. 1 free bundle of birch firewood is provided. Birch firewood is also available for purchase. 

Pets are not allowed at the Trapper Cabin area.

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.  Check out: 12:00 p.m.

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TENTING

Our unserviced tent campsites are treed with grass.

Outhouses are close by and there is potable water available at the shower building. 

We want our visitors to enjoy the nature and quiet here at Elk Island Retreat. Therefore, partying or offensive behavior is not allowed.  After 11:00 pm no music or noise is allowed. In order for our visitors to enjoy the quiet offered here at no time should the music or noise be at a level that disturbs the peace and quiet of other campers.

Firewood is available for purchase at the campground office.

Pets are not allowed in the tenting area.

Check-In time: 3:00 p.m.  Check out: 12:00 p.m.

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FULL SERVICE RV SITES

We have 36 fully serviced RV sites with city water, sewer and 30 amp power. Nine of the sites are pull-through sites. Each site has a firepit and picnic table.  Daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal rates are available. 

Check-In time: 3:00 p.m.  Check Out: 12:00 p.m.

FREE WIFI

A Coin-operated shower and laundry facility is on site. (loonies only)

Firewood is available for purchase at the campground office.

If you are looking for peace and quiet you will find it here at the Retreat.

Pets welcome on a leash in RV site area only, but no more than 20 lbs. 

There are a number of golf courses in the area, Elk Island National Park being the closest one.

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WEDDINGS / REUNIONS / GROUP EVENTS

Are you looking for an outdoor natural setting for your wedding day, staff retreat or reunion? Our secluded "upper" area is perfect for an intimate country wedding or group event. The maximum number of guests that we are able to accommodate is 130. There is a picnic shelter nearby with power, propane barbeque and picnic tables, one 24 foot tipi, and a ceremony / dance floor. Our tenting and RV sites or trapper cabins and tipis are nearby for guests wanting to spend the night. We are also able to arrange a pole tent rental for protection from the elements if necessary. Click on read more for additional information. Please contact us for pricing and other details.

DAY USE  

Do you have a need to get out of town to breathe in some fresh country air and be surrounded by nature without having an overnight adventure? Come visit us and walk the trails or enjoy a campfire. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy our Bannock & Mint tea. Or, rent a tipi. This makes for a unique birthday party or group event. Sundays through Thursdays only. Please see our Day Use Rates. Reservations are required.

 

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Other campground information

...to make your stay at Elk Island Retreat even more enjoyable.

FREE WIFI

Coin-operated shower and laundry facility

(Showers: $1 - five minutes) (Laundry machines - $2 each - loonies only)

Outhouses in various locations are equipped with hand sanitizer dispensers and lighting.

Picnic shelters are provided for tipi and cabin rentals. Under the shelter you'll find a barbeque and picnic tables.

*Note: The use of barbeques are for Tipi and Cabin rentals and Day Use bookings only.

Enjoy Bannock with jam and Mint Tea served right at your site. It can be served already baked or you can cook it over your campfire using willow sticks that we provide. $8 per person.

Nature trails meander through the wooded valley and are a delight to bird watchers and nature enthusiasts alike.

There is a volleyball net in the clearing just east of the RV sites. This area may also be used for games, team work-outs, or just tossing a frisbee or football.

There are also two sets of horseshoe pits in the upper area, near the upper tipi. Horseshoes are available for use at the office.

We are not equipped with a playground for children. Nature is your playground. Please respect the nature here by not breaking branches, picking wild flowers, or damaging any other flora or fauna.

We want our visitors to enjoy the nature and quiet here at Elk Island Retreat. Therefore, partying or offensive behavior is not allowed.  After 11:00 pm no music or noise is allowed. At all times music or noise should not be at a level that disturbs the quiet for other campers.

Our friendly camp dog, Kobi, may greet you on arrival or elsewhere on site. Kobi is our property protector against coyotes and other unwelcome predators.

Pets welcome on a leash in the RV area, but no more than 20 lbs. They are not allowed in the Tipi /  Cabin / Tenting areas so that our visitors may enjoy the peace and quiet offered here. 

There are a number of golf courses in the area. The closest one is at Elk Island National park. (See Actvities - Off Site for list of Golf courses)

 For your shopping needs and other amenites, Bruderheim is 10 minutes north of Elk Island Retreat and the City of Fort Saskatchewan  is only 20 minutes west. If you can't find what you need there, Sherwood Park and Edmonton are approximately 35 minutes away and are sure to have what you're looking for.

 

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