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Elk Island National Park Canada : The Bird Watcher’s Delight

May 21, 2015

I had a really nice time at the Prince Edward Island National Park and henceforth I decided to visit another famous national park of Canada i.e. the Elk Island National Park. This area of wilderness is located at a distance of less than an hour’s journey from the Edmonton province of Canada. This national park has been established with the mandate to protect the wilderness of the Aspen Parkland that is considered to be one of the most endangered habitats of Canada.

Elk Island National Park Canada

Elk Island National Park Canada | Image Resource : hikingwithbarry.com

I adore nature and it was truly a treat for me to be a part of such lush green natural settings that holds so many exquisite varieties of flora and fauna species. I grabbed my camera and clicked pictures of the surroundings so as to cherish the memories of my visit to this tourist destination of Canada.  It is a beautiful oasis that offers refuge to many species of mammals such as free roaming plains bison, wood bison, deer, elk and moose.

Plains bison at Elk Island National Park Canada

Plains bison at Elk Island National Park Canada | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

Deer at Elk Island National Park Canada

Deer at Elk Island National Park Canada | Image Resource : flickr.com

Elk at Elk Island National Park Canada

Elk at Elk Island National Park Canada | Image Resource : mi3ch.livejournal.com

Moose at Elk Island National Park Canada

Moose at Elk Island National Park Canada | Image Resource : svwm.ca

This national park has a proud possession of over 250 bird species. It is truly a bird watcher’s paradise. Not only this, the Elk Island National Park has something to offer to all age groups and to vacationers holding various interests. There is provision or hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, cross country skiing and overnight camping which keeps the vacationers engrossed in various active as well as passive tourism activities.

First established in the year 1906 this national park was set up as a federal game preserve with an objective to preserve the declining populations of Elks in the Beaver Hills of Canada. In the year 1907 some of the last of the Plain Bison were brought to this national park to save this species from extinction. It has been a part of the Parks Canada family since the year 1913.  Since then this national park of Canada has been house to disease free bison and has made constant efforts to nurture this endangered species and bring the population counts to higher levels. I was quite happy to have got the opportunity to capture a few bison in my camera. It was a wonderful experience for me.

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