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Winter Activities

Location: Throughout the Cypress Hills Destination Area

The Cypress Hills Destination Area is in season all year long!  Discover pristine surroundings and winter fun for all ages.

Activities include:  Snowshoeing, tobogganning, cross-country skiing, snowmobile areas and more!

Winter Fun at the Historic Reesor Ranch

Location: Historic Reesor Ranch, SK

Explore the Cypress Hills back country at your leisure by snowshoe, or on your own snowmobile or cross-country skis before returning back in the evening to a cozy cabin in the woods, or to the comfort of their Old Log Barn – an ideal setting for individuals, couples, families or groups.

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Winter Fun at the Elkwater Lake Lodge

Location: Elkwater, Alberta

Nestled on the Alberta side of the gorgeous Cypress Hills – the Elkwater Lake Lodge is a Winter Paradise. With cozy condos outfitted with their own fireplace and fully service kitchens, it’s a great space for a romantic getaway, family fun, or corporate meetings and team building.

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Grasslands National Park

Location: Val Marie, SK

Discover Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan! Connect with national treasures and see some of the rarest wildlife in Canada as you explore the West Block’s Frenchman River Valley. Catch a glimpse of a black-footed ferret, short-horned lizard or bison and spy on the comical Black-Tailed Prairie dogs.

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Gull Lake Winterfest – February 18th

Location: Gull Lake, Saskatchewan

This family fun event will have you learning to love winter! From a pancake breakfast to fireworks, with a whole host of activities in between, it’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun!

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Art & History

Location: SW Saskatchewan

Southwest Saskatchewan is a place that has attracted artists from around the world, many who have chosen to make their home there. It is also a place where history is championed and preserved both through the artwork created and through the many museums, big and small, that dot the landscape.

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Bowling

Location: Shaunavon, SK

Alley Oops offers fun, fabulous, fantastic, five pin bowling in downtown Shaunavon – where it’s all about the party!

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Holiday Train | Maple Creek (Dec 6th)

Location: Maple Creek, SK

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is back for its 18th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks. Since its launch in 1999, the program has raised more than C$12 million and 3.9 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the northern U.S.

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Parade of Lights | Shaunavon (Dec 8th)

Location: Shaunavon, SK

The Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights is the most anticipated
holiday event of the year as it officially kicks off the holiday season.
Hundreds of people gather downtown to watch the brightly lit floats
wind their way through the streets as strains of Christmas music fill the air.

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Nightlife

Location: Cypress Hills Destination Area

There’s more than just star gazing for nightlife in the Cypress Hills Destination Area!

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Cowtown Christmas | Maple Creek (Dec 8th)

Location: Maple Creek, SK

Make the Old Cowtown of Maple Creek your winter shopping & dining destination! Christmas shopping made easy! No crowds, friendly small town service, unique specialty shops, amazing food, and plenty of places to lay your head if you “shop ’til you drop”!

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