Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Location: Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan
Looking for places to stay in Cypress Hills or looking for things to do in Cypress Hills? As Canada’s only Interprovincial Park the Park borders both Alberta and Saskatchewan and there are plenty of places to stay and play on both sides.
In Saskatchewan, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is divided into two blocks of park area, the Centre Block with full service camping, resort complex, extensive hiking trails, beach, swimming pool, segway tours, go-kart track, observatory, scenic vistas and educational programs and events, and the West Block wilderness area with rustic camping facilities, an equestrian campground and the Trans Canada Trail. The West Block is also home to Fort Walsh National Historic Site and the Historic Reesor Ranch (for accommodations, dining, horseback riding and ATV Adventures) and joins the Alberta side of the Interprovincial park.
The majority of the facilities and services are located in the Centre Block off highway #21 and #221 including the Visitor Centre and Park Administration and The Resort at Cypress Hills. Here you’ll find over 600 individual campsites in 5 main campgrounds. Campsite services range from basic to full hookup. Group campgrounds also exist for private functions and family gatherings. The Centre Block also has access to over 27 km of nature and hiking trails, scenic view points and a variety of outdoor pursuits.
Reservations for camping in Cypress Hills in 2019 begin on April 16th, 2019.
To pick your favourite site you can view maps of the various campgrounds within the Saskatchewan side here:
- Overview Map of the Centre Block of Cypress Hills (main camping area)
- Meadows, Terrace, Rainbow
- Warlodge, Lodgepole, Deer Hollow
To reserve your campsite on the Saskatchewan side of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, go to: https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/ or call Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Call Centre at 1-855-737-7275 or from overseas 1-519-826-6784. The call centre is available from 7am to 8pm (Central Time).
To reserve a spot in Swimming Lessons at the Cypress Hills Park Pool, go to: https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/ and choose “Swimming Lessons” from the drop down menu.
Leisure Pool Hours:
Monday to Friday – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 12:00pm (Noon) – 7:00pm
(Check out the VisitCypressHills.ca Calendar of Events or the “What to Do – Activities and Events” Page to see a full list of what’s happening in the park this summer! (note: Not yet updated for 2019)
To speak to someone at the Park Office – call: 306-662-5411.
Note: If campsites are full for the dates you are looking for, you also have the option of booking at Willowbend Campground and Cabins, in Maple Creek (located midway between the Centre Block and West Blocks of Cypress Hills Saskatchewan) – click HERE for more information.
Vehicle Park Entry Permit
- Annual: $75.00
- Weekly: $40.00
- Three-day: discontinued
Nightly Camping Fees
- Full Service: $42.00
- Electric: $32.00
Note: Vehicle Park Entry Permit fee is NOT included in the cost of your Campsite Fee.
Total cost: Vehicle Park Entry Permit fee (optional at time of booking) + Campsite Fee + Booking Fee
Spring Season Promotion
Take advantage of a $5 per night discount on electric, non-electric, and economy sites. This is a perfect opportunity for first-time campers, or experienced campers wanting to try a new park.
Before June 24
- Electric: $27.00
- Non-electric: $15.00
- Economy: $13.00
- Spring longer terms – 21 to 30 days: discontinued
Youth/School Group Fees
- Peak season: $72 to $240, depending on size and location
- Shoulder/non-peak seasons: Free
- $30 to $100
Fixed Roof Accommodations:
For cabins, townhouses and hotel rooms visit The Resort at Cypress Hills by clicking HERE.
You can also book in the West Block of Cypress Hills at the Historic Reesor Ranch by clicking HERE.
Note: The Town of Maple Creek is midway between the Centre Block and West Block of Cypress Hills, if looking for fixed roof accommodations convenient to both look to (click on names for more information): the Cobble Creek Lodge, the Cottage of Content (vacation rental by owner), Willowbend Motel, or Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast.
You can also book a Vacation Rental by Owner located South of the Cypress Hills near the Town of Eastend, the T.Rex Discovery Centre, and Old Man on His Back Nature Conservancy. Look for Horseshoe Haven.
Alberta Park – Elkwater
On the Alberta side of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, there are 15 campgrounds (11 campgrounds and 4 group use sites) and over 400 sites in the Park, so you are sure to find a site that matches your needs. There are full-services sites, walk in camping areas, group camping areas, shower houses, day use areas, beaches, playgrounds, nature trails, interpretive viewpoints, and more.
Reservations are available for all campgrounds (except Reesor Dock) within Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park – Alberta.
To reserve your campsite on the Alberta side of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, go to: https://reserve.albertaparks.ca/
Or book your cabin, townhouse or hotel room at either:
Elkwater Lake Lodge – Click HERE for more information.
OR Camp YMCA Elkwater – Click HERE for more information (available for bookings for all but 3 weeks of summer).