Elk Island Retreat


54371 Rge. Rd. 205
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
T8L 3Z3
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Airport: 35.6km
Downtown Edmonton: 55.1km

Elk Island Retreat is a private campground situated in the Heartland of Strathcona County. The land at the Retreat has been assessed by Strathcona County as being in a High Priority Wildlife Habitant Unit.

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.

Tipi Camping

Elk Island Retreat has 5 tipis that are situated in secluded areas on this beautiful wooded property.  Whether it's your family,  friends, special group or organization  this makes for a unique camping experience.

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 comfortable, year round camping.

Next to each of the cabins is a picnic shelter with a propane barbeque and picnic tables.
Each cabin has its own firepit and a stocked woodshed is close by. Firewood is included in the rates.


Our tenting sites are treed giving you the seclusion you desire for your camping experience. Nearby is a woodshed stocked with dry, split firewood. Firewood is included in the tenting rates.

Outhouses are close by and there is water available at the shower building. There is no electricity in the tenting area.

Full Service Sites

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

RV site 28 is our most secluded full-service site. The rate for site 28 is $2 more per night than the regular rate.

Coin-operated showers and a laundry room are on site.

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

Aboriginal Cultural Programs

Aboriginal Resource persons provide Aboriginal Cultural programs here at the Retreat. Enhance your tipi camping experience by learning more about the Aboriginal Culture through programs and crafts provided right at your site.

Day Use

If you're not looking for an overnight adventure you are welcome to come and spend a day here at the Retreat. Come breathe in the fresh outdoor air. Take in the natural beauty as you walk the trails or relax by a campfire. Or, rent a tipi for a day. This makes for a unique birthday party idea. Plan a group outing for a cultural experience.  Bring a picnic lunch or try our bannock and mint tea. Please see our Day Use rates. Reservations are required.

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.

Please visit Elk Island Retreat Website.

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Elk Island Retreat Amenities

  • Shower and laundry facility
  • Barbeques and picnic tables
  • Picnic shelters
  • Stocked woodsheds