How can you best celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday? Dine under a starry sky in one of our country’s most beautiful national parks.

Brad Smoliak is taking KITCHEN to Elk Island National Park this summer for a series of outdoor, lakeside dinners – a one of a kind culinary experience.

Elk Island National Park is known for its untouched beauty and bison that roam freely. The menu will be inspired by the early settlers that lived in the area and the Park itself. The dinners will showcase this jewel of a park that is just over a half hour from downtown Edmonton. Take a look back at photos from past Elk Island dinners.

Come for dinner or make a weekend of it, golfing during the day, camping at one of the Park’s campgrounds overnight. It is Canada’s 150th birthday this year and entrance to all national parks is free. This means you need to book and make your plans early. Check out the links below for more ideas on how you can get the most out of this experience.

Join us for one of the following evenings:

Saturday, June 3, starting at 6:30pm
Saturday, June 24, starting at 6:30pm
Saturday, July 8, starting at 6:30pm
Saturday, July 29, starting at 6:30pm
Saturday, August 12, starting at 6:30pm
Saturday, August 26, starting at 6:30pm

DSC00023[1]Tickets are $150/person plus GST, and include admission to the Park (free to everyone this year), an Elk Island interpretive experience and a family-style dinner, paired local craft beers and lovely wines. There are 24 spots available for each dinner. All Elk Island KITCHEN dinners are private, ticketed events. The general public is not permitted.

Register your spot today by emailing or calling 780-757-7704. These dinners are unique events so tickets go quickly. Book today to avoid disappointment.

Learn more about:

Elk Island National Park

Golf at Elk Island Golf Course

Camping in Elk Island National Park

Please note: Dinners in Elk Island Park may be restricted or canceled if there is a fire ban due to dry, warm weather.