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Hiking in the Cypress Hills Destination Area

November 2, 2018 / No Comments , , , , , , , ,

Whether you’re just looking for an easy stroll in nature, or you’re a dedicated hiker with your tent, and all you need to stride into the wilderness strapped to your back, it would appear that hiking is one of the most favourite past-times here in the Cypress Hills Destination Area. Not only is it one of the easiest activities to Read More

How to spend an awesome winter weekend in Cypress Hills Park | SnowSeekers

February 12, 2018 / No Comments , , , , ,

Sun sparkles on snow at the top of the quad chair at Hidden Valley Ski Resort. At 1,400 metres (4,593 feet) elevation, we can see clear across the park. It’s hard to fathom a ski hill in southeast Alberta, but it’s here, and it’s great. Bernard Blackburn chuckles at my astonished expression and whoops, “We’re skiing in the Prairies!” before Read More

Why Cypress Hills is a biking mecca | FestivalSeekers

August 29, 2016 / No Comments , , , ,

If you’re a mountain biker looking for a fantastic variety of uncrowded, world-class trails then it’s time you made a visit to Alberta’s best kept secret – Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. With roughly 50 kilometres of trails – and more in the works, you’ll find lots of choice. Source: Why Cypress Hills is a biking mecca | FestivalSeekers

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