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THE AUDIBLE: BIKEPACKING CYPRESS HILLS

January 12, 2018 / No Comments , , ,

Although not as dramatic as the Canadian Rockies to the west, this 3-4 day bikepacking route in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is a unique destination for anyone interested in deep rooted history, geological phenomena, diverse landscapes, challenging hills, quiet fishing streams, “tame” and wild animals, few people, fewer cars, and a dark sky preserve. The Cypress Hills are an Read More

150 Things To Do While Camping

July 13, 2017 / 3 Comments , , ,

JULY 4, 2017 LCARROBOURG726  LEAVE A COMMENT 1.Hiking 2. Biking 3. Horse back riding 4. Rent a paddle boat 5. Canoeing/Kayaking 6. Rainbow Scavenger Hunt – Find an item that matches each colour of the rainbow! 7. Alphabet Scavenger Hunt – Find an item that starts with each letter of the alphabet 8. Build a tipi 9. Try all the flavours at Read More

Get Me Outdoors: Cypress Hills (Elkwater, AB)

August 17, 2016 / No Comments , , , , , ,

by Alberta Parks Ambassador – Tyler Dixon The Cypress Hills rise 600 metres above the surrounding prairies making it the highest point between the Canadian Rockies and the Labrador Peninsula on the east coast. The unique mix of climate, geography, and ecosystems create a home for an extensive diversity of plants and animals. Eighteen species of orchid have been recorded Read More

Sleepless Nights in Cypress Hills — The Saskatchewan Border

April 27, 2016 / No Comments , , , , ,

“The hot spot in the province this evening is Maple Creek, sitting at—degrees…”These scratchy words have beamed over the AM radio nearly every morning leading up to Easter weekend. While most of the province is hit with the predictable, and somehow always “unexpected” springtime snowfall, it’s hard not to dream of casting a fishing line under the sunny skies of south-western Read More