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

Who are the Friends of Elk Island?
Incorporated in July 1984, the Friends of Elk Island Society (FEIS) is a non-profit, charitable association that cooperates with Parks Canada to promote understanding, appreciation and respect for Elk Island National Park, Alberta. The Park is located just 45 minute drive east of Edmonton, Alberta and draws nature lovers from Edmonton and surrounding area, and all over the world. The FEIS fulfills our mission by participating in conservation, science based research and events, whilst also providing services to it’s members. The FEIS raises funds and administers donations to further the objectives of the Society.

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! 

The Board
The FEIS is managed by a board of directors who are elected annually by the society’s membership. The board acts as a source of advice, information, funding and volunteer support whilst also establishing and implementing policies and goals for the society.

For the official Parks Canada Elk Island National Park Website, click here.

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
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.