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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

Itinerary Ideas: Winter Getaways to Lessen the Blahs

January 8, 2016 / 1 Comment , , , , , , ,

Tired of winter yet?  It’s not all bad you know.  If you’re tired of wishing half your year away and looking to find the joy in winter, (even if it’s just staying inside cozied up to a fire) you need to be proactive.  So, here’s a couple of great ideas to get you out and feeling less blah: Itineary #1: Read More