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Activities in the Cypress Hills

What's Happening in the Park This Week?

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This summer, you can find up to date Cypress Hills (Elkwater) information in a weekly event post, right here on tourismmedicinehat.com. Including weekly challenges, DIY activity guides, and much more. Each week there will be an event post showing the featured trails, photo challenge and links to other activities that will be happening in the Park over the weekend.

 

Spot the Spot

The image above is this week's photo challenge. Recognize this location? Head out to the park to find it. If you'd like to share, take a picture and share it with @tourismmedicinehat and @AlbertaParks on Social Media.

 

Bike Trail Feature

Looking for a new trail to explore in the Cypress Hills. Follow along as staff in the park share a featured trail every week over the summer. Its a great way to experience different areas & trails in the park. 

Battle Creek Headwater : This route will take you to the headwaters of Battle Creek. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park lies on the Continental Divide, which means that spring fed Battle creek eventually runs into the Hudson Bay! The Battle Creek headwaters are surrounded by conglomerate cliffs, Forest, and fields of wildflowers. Choose your own path along this route as there is no designated trail, and watch your step as some of the rocks can be slippery. Cross Battle creek at your leisure in a safe manner and enjoy one of the few naturally occurring water features in southern Alberta.

 

Hiking Trail Feature

Looking for a new hiking trail to explore in the Cypress Hills. Follow along as staff in the park share a featured trail every week over the summer. Its a great way to experience different areas & trails in the park. 

West Side CHIPP - This hike explores the furthest western boundary of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. Follow an old resource road to the top of the plateau and overlook grassland and ranchland as far as the eye can see. keep an eye out for one of our Cypress Hills hidden green benches (its a great place to take in the views). The terrain is uneven as there is no maintained trail, so you have to find the best way through the grasses and the plants but the walk to the top is easy otherwise. On your way down follow the ridge all the way back to the parking lot.

 

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More info on the Cypress Hills 

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