JoLynn Parenteau, from the big to small city

JoLynn Parenteau was immediately warmly welcomed to the community of Medicine Hat when she moved in 2018.
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food & dining

in the cypress hills

A couple sits at a table in a cozy cafe at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

12-34 cafe & pub

Visit the Cypress Hills, out isolated away from the city, without giving up the treats! The 12-34 Cafe offers casual food in a cozy setting. The name was chosen as the elevation of Elkwater townsite is 1,234 metres, the same elevation as Banff.

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The Swirls Trailer will be at Cypress Hills Provincial Park all summer! Look for them at the beach on weekends during June, then seven days a week from the July long weekend through to Labour Day, from 12 - 7 pm. Treat yourself to ice cream, mini donuts, cappuccino and hot chocolate!


Visitor Centre
Open Year Round
(403) 893–3833 Ext. 5

Campsite Reservations
Toll Free: 1 (877) 537–2757

Provincial Park Information
Toll Free: 1 (866) 427–3582
(780) 427–3582

Fire Bans in Alberta

Phone: 911

24 Hour Park Help Line
1 (780) 644-3880