Autumn Road Trips from Medicine Hat

Nothing beats a beautiful Autumn Sunday on the road!
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your adventure awaits

The Cypress Hills gently rise 600 metres above the surrounding prairie landscape of Southeastern Alberta, just 45 minutes from Medicine Hat. This elevation gives the small community of Elkwater the perfect environment to enjoy trails and wildlife. Within the park, you will find lodging and facilities to accommodate your stay.

A group hikes through the trees in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

hit the trail

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park trails have it all, from accessible hikes along paved paths to adrenaline-pumping downhill mountain biking.

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on the water

The lakes of Cypress Hills provide space for watersports and beach activities. Elkwater allows motorized boats and has a large beach for families to enjoy swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle board, canoeing and there is even a disc golf course. 

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Kayakers at sunset on the lake at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.
A group rides horses through the winding trails at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

equestrian use

Ride along winding trails through mature forest or through stirrup high grasses while taking in the astounding vistas and sweeping views of the surrounding plains or the Sweetgrass Hills of Montana far to the south.

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From rustic campgrounds and back country huts to comfortable cabins, we have something for everyone looking to experience nature in the Cypress Hills.

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Comfortable camp huts on the bank of the lake at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.
A couple sits at a table in a cozy cafe at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

food & dining

Visit the Cypress Hills, isolated from the city, without giving up the treats! The 1234 Cafe offers casual food in a cozy setting, and treat yourself with ice cream and mini donuts at the Swirls trailer by the lake.

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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