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.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park trails have it all, from accessible hikes along paved paths to adrenaline-pumping downhill mountain biking.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
From rustic campgrounds and back country huts to comfortable cabins, we have something for everyone looking to experience nature in the Cypress Hills.Learn More
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.Learn More
From snowshoeing to disc golf, your backyard park to the Cypress Hills - there is no shortage of adventures in the south east, in any season!
12 campgrounds spread across Cypress Hills Park will allow you to stay in the park- with full hook-ups for your camper, or completely disconnected; deep in the lodgepole pines, or a short walk from Elkwater Lake!
Five backcountry huts are available for overnight rental and can be accessed by ski or snowshoe in winter. Tom Trott and Medicine Lodge Huts are located at the top of the plateau, just 3.5 km from the Elkwater townsite Spruce Coulee campground, accessible from Reesor Lake Rd or Spruce Coulee trailhead. Reesor Lake huts are near the Reesor Lake Campground just south of Reesor Lake.Learn More
Open Year Round
(403) 893–3833 Ext. 5
Toll Free: 1 (877) 537–2757
Provincial Park Information
Toll Free: 1 (866) 427–3582
Fire Bans in Alberta
24 Hour Park Help Line
1 (780) 644-3880