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Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada CM-07

Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada CM-07

Description : t may come as a surprise to travellers on the Yellowhead Highway to find one of Canada,s 42 national parks bisected by a major highway and located just 45 kilometres from the capital city of a province. A National Park in the middle of Alberta? Aren,t national parks supposed to be located in remote scenic areas-areas with mountains, pristine lakes, panoramic views...?

Elk Island National Park is situated in the Beaver Hills an area, as the name suggests, abundant in beaver at the turn of the 19th century. What made the Beaver Hills unique was the aspen thickets which surrounded the prairie and provided forage and protection for the wintering herds of bison and year-round population of elk, moose, and deer. And there was plenty of water.

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