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Whether you’re stepping back in time, stepping into history, or learning the ancient art of wine making, the attractions found in the Cypress Hills Destination Area are some of our biggest kept secrets.

Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Step back in time to the 1870s and discover what life was like on a working fort in the lawless time of rotgut whiskey runners. Imagine the scarlet serge-clad NWMP marching on parade, hear Métis legends handed down through generations and learn traditional crafts and skills. Uncover the history of Canada’s part in the aftermath of the Battle of Little Big Horn.

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Old Man on His Back Ranch

Location: Southwestern Saskatchewan

The Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area (OMB) continues to be one of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) flagship projects in Saskatchewan and a beacon of hope for protecting our remaining intact native grasslands. Located in southwestern Saskatchewan, the area is characterized by vast natural lands with significant cultural and historical value. Thanks to Peter and Sharon Butala, the ranch’s previous owners, this 13,135-acre (5,316-hectare) ranch will be protected forever.

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Grasslands National Park

Location: Val Marie, SK

Canada’s only National Park dedicated to the conservation of native prairie, Grasslands National Park is comprised of the West Block and East Block and offers untold vistas, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Grotto Gardens Country Market

Location: Maple Creek, SK

Grotto Gardens is a family operated saskatoon berry orchard. Over the past 5 years, owners Dan and Dana have grown Grotto Gardens into a value added country bakery with the processing of the berries onsite. The log barn gives visitors the opportunity to explore unique gifts, while enjoying the comforting aroma of home baked pies and freshly brewed coffee.

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