Free Edmonton to Elk Island shuttle to start July 28

A trip to Elk Island National Park isn't far from Edmonton for most people — unless you don't have a car.

But a bus service that has made Algonquin National Park accessible for Toronto urbanites, and Golden Ears Provincial Park a feasible day trip for Vancouverites, is coming to Edmonton.

Parkbus will launch a free service between Edmonton and Elk Island National Park on July 28. The pilot project will run Saturdays until Sept. 15.
Shuttles will depart for Elk Island each Saturday morning from the Mountain Equipment Co-op store at 11904 104th Ave.

Buses will return to the same location in the afternoon. One-way travel time will be about one hour.
More information, including an online reservation form, is available here.
The Edmonton to Elk Island service will be run in partnership with Parks Canada, TD Bank and MEC.