About Elkwater Lake Lodge and Resort
Come visit the Cypress Hills, a unique place where moose, elk, deer, wild turkeys and other wildlife range freely over an astonishing alpine environment missed by the glaciers of a lost time.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is the first and only interprovincial park in Canada, and consists of 2,500 square kilometres. The park offers picturesque summers and a winter wonderland. There are over 250,000 tourists who visit the park each year. For visitors, the steep rises, lush valleys and pine-scented breezes lend a mountain air to this prairie island.
Four distinct habitats and a climate more moderate than the prairies make this a park exceptionally rich in plant and animal life. Eighteen species of orchids are among the more than 700 species of plants that thrive here.
Approximately 35 minutes south-east of Medicine Hat, the Cypress Hills are a year-round recreational area, consisting of a golf course, a marina and 6 pristine lakes, all within 20 minutes of the Elkwater townsite. The region boasts great fly-fishing, skiing and hiking. The Cypress Hills are also the highest point in Canada between the Rockies and Labrador.