Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

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Elkwater, AB T0J 1C0- Map It
(403) 893-3833

AAA Editor Notes

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is 1.5 km (.9 mi.) s. on Hwy. 41. An aboriginal culture flourished in the area for more than 8,500 years. The combination of forests, lakes, wetlands and grasslands makes the park host to a wide array of animal life. Elk, cougars and mule deer make their home in the park, and over 220 species of birds have been observed. The park is recognized as one of the largest international dark-sky preserves, and stargazing is a popular pastime in summer months. Park interpreters schedule programs May through September. The visitor center offers information, displays and audiovisual presentations. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Free. Fees may apply for some programs.
Hours: Grounds daily 24 hours. Visitor center Sun.-Thurs. 9-5, Fri.-Sat. 9-7. Special events are offered year-round.