360° VR Panoramas of the Prairies of Alberta
Elk Island National Park
East of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Also, another pair of chairs from Parks Canada's "Red Chairs Experience Program".

"The Red Chairs Experience Program is intended to provide opportunities to connect with nature, and to experience the most unique and treasured places within Canada. Visitors are encouraged to seek out the ?Red Chairs? to enjoy these special places and to share their experience through social media and other communication channels. At Parks Canada we believe that when visitors can connect to a place personally and emotionally, they will want to come back again and again, and share these unique moments with friends and relatives."


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Astotin Lake at Elk Island

Astotin Lake at Elk Island

The main developed recreation area in the national park, Astotin Lake has picnic areas, kayak rentals, and a sandy beach.

Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada

Date photographed: September 6, 2016

Elk Island in Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park

Elk Island in Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park

Elk Island in Astotin Lake

Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada

Date photographed: July 20, 2003

Bison Loop Road at Elk Island

Bison Loop Road at Elk Island

Bison are almost always seen from this short loop road - except on sunny days when they retrat to the shade of the forest. Red adirondack chairs placed by Parks Canada.

Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada

Date photographed: September 7, 2016

Completely fenced national park

Completely fenced national park

Because of its unique mission as sort of a huge zoo, Elk Island is Canada's only "completely fenced national park". Designed to stand up to assault by huge herbivores, elk and bison, the fences are large and heavily built.

Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada

Date photographed: September 7, 2016

South portion of Elk Island

South portion of Elk Island

The Yellowhead Highway divides Elk Island into two sections. The northern section contains the original herd of plains bison. South of the highway, and carefully fenced, are a herd of introduced wood bison.

Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada

Date photographed: September 7, 2016

A field of canola (rapeseed in bloom, near Elk Island National Park

A field of canola (rapeseed in bloom, near Elk Island National Park

A field of canola (rapeseed) in bloom

near Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada

Date photographed: July 20, 2003

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