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Activities in the Cypress Hills

What's Happening in the Park This Week?

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This summer, you can find up to date Cypress Hills (Elkwater) information in a weekly event post, right here on tourismmedicinehat.com. Including weekly challenges, DIY activity guides, and much more. Each week there will be an event post showing the featured trails, photo challenge and links to other activities that will be happening in the Park over the weekend.

 

Spot the Spot

The image above is this week's photo challenge. Recognize this location? Head out to the park to find it. If you'd like to share, take a picture and share it with @tourismmedicinehat and @AlbertaParks on Social Media.

 

Bike Trail Feature

Looking for a new trail to explore in the Cypress Hills. Follow along as staff in the park share a featured trail every week over the summer. Its a great way to experience different areas & trails in the park. 

Elkwater Figure 8s - This route is a fun figure 8. Climb up Tower to get up to the ridge quickly and then an easy time on cobble miner. The trail down from the top links together a mix of blue and green trails for a nice long downhill ride. Finish with a easy bike along the lakefront and maybe an ice cream at swirls!

 

Hiking Trail Feature

Looking for a new hiking trail to explore in the Cypress Hills. Follow along as staff in the park share a featured trail every week over the summer. Its a great way to experience different areas & trails in the park. 

West Side CHIPP - This hike explores the furthest western boundary of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. Follow an old resource road to the top of the plateau and overlook grassland and ranchland as far as the eye can see. keep an eye out for one of our Cypress Hills hidden green benches (its a great place to take in the views). The terrain is uneven as there is no maintained trail, so you have to find the best way through the grasses and the plants but the walk to the top is easy otherwise. On your way down follow the ridge all the way back to the parking lot.

 

Cypress Hills Activity Pages & Checklists 

More info on the Cypress Hills 

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