Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

60 km east of Edmonton, 

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

Elk Island National Park

48 km east of Edmonton,


Bring your skates and glide around the island on Astotin Lake. Skating loop opens in January (weather dependent).


Cross-country ski and snowshoe on our many trails. Snowshoes can be rented from the Astotin Lake Theatre, 9:30am – 4:30pm, 7 days a week.


As part of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve and the newly designated Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve, Elk Island National Park is an exquisite spot to view the wonders of the night sky. Feel the warmth of a campfire as you gaze up into a night sky filled with twinkling stars!


Winter camping creates unforgettable memories for those who conquer cool winter conditions. First-come first-served sites are available at the Astotin Lake Campground Oct 19, 2018 – Apr 22, 2019 (fees apply).


Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 Free Admission Day
Saturday, Dec 22 & 29, 2018 Snowshoe and Stargaze
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 Friends of Elk Island Society Annual Bird Count
Saturdays in Jan & Feb 2019 Snowshoe and Stargaze
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 Family Day

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

70 km southeast of Edmonton,

Cross-country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, skijoring

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

16 km east of Edmonton,

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, equipment rentals