About Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park



Relax on a beach while the kids build sandcastles and the gentle sounds of waves hit the shore, or view the hills from a canoe on one of the lakes as your paddle takes you on a journey around a place you never thought could exist high above the Prairies.

Seek out a little adventure and explore the expanding system of trails on foot, mountain bike or horseback. Illuminate your mind with one of the programs on offer from informative interpreters. Watch the stars at night with the sounds of a crackling fire and laughter of your friends and family around you. Visit places out of history books and participate in a lifestyle long past or watch the sun set off the edge of the world from the highest point East of the Rockies.

 The long sunny days are when memories are made filled with fun, family and adventure in one of Alberta's most accessible parks; Cypress Hills Provincial Park.




When the snow falls Elkwater transforms into a winter playground ready for you to have some fun.

Learn traditional winter sports such as Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing during the crisp, clear days of winter. Kids can lose hours sliding down the snaking track of the Snow Luge while the Super slide adds some straight line exhilaration.

Winter programs invite you to embrace activities with an experienced and knowledgeable interpreter and you can forget the daily stresses while you skate round one of the few skating trails in Alberta.

Take yourself out of this world and ski into, what seems to be, a winter wilderness. Light the stove and put your feet up in a back country hut and let the sounds of the night to sing you to sleep.

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Elkwater is where winter is not boring!