Explore Our Facilities!
A small sandy beach offers a safe area to swim that is defined with floating buoys in July and August. From June to October, a floating raft is in place nearby, or more adventurous swimmers can travel further across the deeper sections of the lake (pdf) to the east or north. Users swim at their own risk, however, as the beach at Elbow Lake is unsupervised.
Finger docks at the waterfront provide an ideal launching point for our fleet of nine tandem canoes, all of which are available for use by registered guests from May through October. All boats carry the required safety equipment; paddles and PFDs of various sizes are available near the docks.
Although Elbow Lake has remained free from harmful, invasive aquatic species (eg. Zebra Mussels), we need your cooperation to keep it that way! Do not bring outside boats or equipment into Elbow Lake, as these may contaminate its relatively pristine setting.
Relax and enjoy the outdoors in all weather and seasons from our screened gazebo!
*Note that access to the developed waterfront (sand beach, docks) and canoes is limited to outreach programming guests and registered users of group facility rentals.*
Our log cabin Nature Centre is used by Eco-Adventure Camp and ELEEC for educational programming, and houses a small museum of displays and collections.
The Rec Hall is used by ELEEC staff as indoor teaching space for our educational programs.
The Day Lodge building contains a kitchen, dining area, washroom, and lounge in a more intimate setting. Smaller groups of 10-12 people may occasionally be accommodated here, to allow us to concurrently host two small groups at Elbow Lake.