Add some nature to your city visit at Elk Island National Park, an aspen wilderness that’s home to free-roaming herds of bison, moose, deer and elk. Kid-friendly trails include Lakeview and the Beaver Pond. The odd roaring you hear in late summer are the “love calls” of bull bison to potential mates. (Where else are you going to hear that so close to a city?) The park is located 45 minutes east of Edmonton.