Alberta’s Best Kept Secret
Elk Island Retreat is a beautiful serene private campground and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Whether a world traveler or living local you’ll want to check out this little hide-away. A variety of camping opportunities are offered from comfort camping (glamping) in yurts, to a more rustic camping experience in trapper cabins or a tipi. There is also traditional tent camping and full service RV sites. Domes are in the future plans so watch for updates. There is a coin operated shower and laundry facility on site.
Between relaxing at your site, be sure to walk the nature trails and explore the natural beauty that surrounds you. There’s a volleyball / badminton net and a couple sets of horseshoe pits on site as well as a grassy clearing where you can toss a frisbee or football or play your favourite game.
Being located next door to Elk Island National Park makes it just a hop, skip and jump away to where you can spend the day hiking, canoeing, and seeing the bison and other wildlife. The Ukrainian Cultural Village is only a half hour drive (22 km) from us and Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, and Edmonton are all within a reasonable driving distance. Fort Saskatchewan is 20 minutes away and has everything you need. Check out the Fort Heritage Precinct, a replica of the original RCMP Fort, and all the history surrounding the Fort on the North Saskatchewan. Very cool. Fort Saskatchewan also has miles of beautiful walking / biking trails. Take a trip into Edmonton - nicknamed the festival city - and take in a festival or see some of the major attractions but then return to the privacy of your site to unwind by the campfire, away from crowds and noise.
Elk Island Retreat is family owned and operated and we welcome you to come and share in the quiet and natural beauty of this little gem of God’s handiwork that we have been blessed with.