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 Habitat 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 2 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 for camping in cooler weather. Our season runs from March 17 to November 11th.

Next to each of the cabins is a picnic shelter with a propane barbeque and picnic tables.

Included in the rate for both the Tipis and the Trapper Cabins is a propane barbeque, one bundle of birch firewood per night, and we provide a jug of water at your site.


Our tenting sites are treed giving you the seclusion you desire for your camping experience. Birch firewood is available for purchase.

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. GST is extra.

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.

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. Sunday through Thursday only. 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.

Elk Island Retreat Ltd.
54371 Rge Rd 205
Fort Saskatchewan, AB.
T8L 3Z3
Phone: 780.998.0708
Fax: 780.998.0758
Email: tipi@elkislandretreat.com
Website: elkislandretreat.com

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Elk Island Retreat Amenities

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