Cypress Hills Interprovicial Park

The Cypress Hills gently rise 600 metres above the surrounding prairie landscape of Southeastern Alberta.

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.  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. The Visitor Centre offers an insight at the history, geography and ecology of the Cypress Hills which is unique in Canada.

You will also discover a variety of winter activities within the park such as a snow luge, skating trail, outdoor ice rink and ski resort. The Visitor Centre has rental equipment to get you out enjoying the trails and the fresh air. Approximately 75 km south-east of Medicine Hat. The total area of the Alberta portion of the park is 205 km.Over 140 km of trails to explore.

Set up a campsite snug in the trees, or stay at Elkwater Lake Lodge & Resort for an elevated cabin stay.

Visitor Centre (Open year round)

Campsite Reservations

General Provincial Park Information

  • Toll Free: 1-866-427-3582
  • (780) 427-3582
  • Website

Fire Bans in AlbertaW

  • Website

Emergency (Police, fire, ambulance)

  • Phone: 911

24 Hour Park Help Line

  • 1-780-644-3880
Stroll the trails in Elkwater, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.
Paddle Elkwater Lake in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

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