Promoting Conservation, Research, Education and Recreation in Elk Island National Park

Welcome to the Friends of Elk Island Society (FEIS)

We are a non-profit organization that advocates for promoting the conservation, research, education and recreation of and in Elk Island National Park, Alberta. We are active and dedicated volunteers that plan and part take in a number of activities throughout the year in and for Elk Island National Park. 

Elk Island National Park is only a 45 minute drive east of Edmonton, Alberta and draws nature lovers from Edmonton and surrounding area, and all over the world. We invite you to join us in the love, appreciation and advocacy for Elk Island National Park that we have had for over 30 years. The FEIS raises funds through membership, events and donations to further the objectives and goals of the Society, that ultimately benefit and support appreciation for the Park.

2017 is a big year at Elk Island! It is Canada's 150th birthday and Parks Canada is celebrating by inviting all Canadians and visitors to all National Parks FOR FREE! 

Join us!

Please be aware that participating in Friends of Elk Island Society events (e.g. hikes, citizen science, etc.) may entail strenuous physical activity, encounters with potentially dangerous wildlife, exposure to biting insects, and inclement weather.  Please prepare accordingly.

Quick Links

Support conservation and become a member (or renew your membership)! Please see our membership page!

Interested in donating to the Society? Visit our donation page here for more information.

Are you looking for something a bit more dynamic? Then why not visit us on Facebook or We post our volunteer opportunities (such as the mesocarnivore monitoring project on

Friends of Elk Island Society

Visit Elk Island National Park's website for more information.