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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park sits on a rise about 600 meters (1,970 ft) above the vast Great Plains between Saskatchewan and Alberta.

This high plateau stands above the prairie as an island of cool and moist forest. With its mix of forests, wetlands and grasslands, it is home to an astonishing diversity of plants and animals: over 220 bird species, 47 mammal species, as well as several species each of reptiles and amphibians. The rich story of people in this environment is most easily experienced at Fort Walsh.

With such varied resources, Cypress Hills is a wild and wonderful place to explore! Three visitor centres provide entertaining information about the parks.  Campgrounds are open year round or you can relax in one of our resort lodges. Enjoy a quiet stroll along a lake, go fishing or wildlife viewing. Over 50 km of trails are waiting for you to explore on foot, mountain bicycle or cross-country skis.

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33 Lakeview Drive
Elkwater, Alberta, T0J 1C0

Phone: (403) 893-3833
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