Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Activities & Events

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  • Geocaching

      AugAugust  23, 2019
    • There is a treasure in these hills and we know just how to find it! Come use our state of the art GPS units and follow the coordinates to our hidden geocaches. You will need to keep your mind sharp as there are clues to follow and puzzles to solve!

      Age: 8 years +

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Learn to Fish

      AugAugust  23, 2019
    • Everybody that fishes has a tale to tell. Learn about casting, reeling, and other techniques as you fish for Great Northern Pike in its natural environment. Maybe you will have your own tale to tell.

      Age: 8 years +

      Register at the Visitor Centre.

      Open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily.

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:45am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wilderness Survival

      AugAugust  23, 2019
    • Discover skills and knowledge to put to the test in this challenge to survive in the Cypress Hills wilderness. You will have to master navigating, fire lighting, shelter building, and rope work in this program in order to survive in the wild. 


      Age: 8+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Cypress Hills Adventure: Bus Tour

      AugAugust  23, 2019
    • The story of the Cypress Hills is one that spans thousands of years and is unique in Canada. Hop aboard and join us for a tour of the beautiful Cypress Hills. Discover hidden gems, wildlife, and local history. Explore areas you may not get to without a guide and take a camera...there is plenty to see. 


      Age: 8+ years, under 14 needs to be accompanied by an adult. 


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: July: 7:30pm - 9:30pm August: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Fee:  $12.00/person
     
  • Slip & Slide

      AugAugust  24, 2019
    • Wouldn't it be great if, when it's hot and sunny, there was a really long waterslide to cool off in while you slip and slide down it? Yes... we have one of those.

      Age: 6 years +

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Home on the Range (1)

      AugAugust  24, 2019
    • Brands help ranchers identify their livestock and are a part of the history and culture of the Cypress Hills. What would your branding iron look like? Make your own to identify your imaginary livestock as you become a rancher in the Cypress Hills.


      Age: 7+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:45am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • 10 000 Milliliters Under the Lake

      AugAugust  24, 2019
    • The lake is alive! Discover the tiniest creatures that call Elkwater lake home. Become a scientist, use nets to collect pond life, and take a closer look under a microscope. Be prepared with footwear to wade into the water...you will get wet!


      Age: 6+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:15am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Cypress Hills Park Host Hike

      AugAugust  24, 2019
    • Join Alberta Parks Volunteer Hosts as they take you on a hike in the Cypress Hills. Come along for an easy hike and get to know the park. Wear good shoes and bring a bottle of water. Hike is roughly 1.5 hours.


      Age: 6+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:
    When: 10:00am - 11:30am
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Wilderness Survival (1)

      AugAugust  24, 2019
    • Discover skills and knowledge to put to the test in this challenge to survive in the Cypress Hills wilderness. You will have to master navigating, fire lighting, shelter building, and rope work in this program in order to survive in the wild.

      Age: 8+ years

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Dance of the Dark Sky: Astronomy with Rod DeVries

      AugAugust  24, 2019
    • Have you ever looked up at the sky in wonder? Join Rod DeVries, owner of Eagle Butte Observatory as he takes you on a tour of the night sky. Discover stars, planets, and other astrological wonders. The first part of the program is inside as we tour the galaxy while the star darkens. After which, we will be heading outside to observe the sky through telescopes. 

      Age: 6+ years

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

      OR at the Campground Booth (open Saturday nights until 9:00pm)

       

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: SUNSET
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Outdoor Games

      AugAugust  25, 2019
    • Come and play outside! We've got lots of games if you've got the will. Bring your friends, and make new ones, for a fun-filled afternoon of running,jumping, and playing outside. 

      Age: 8-14

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Cypress Hills Park Host Hike

      AugAugust  25, 2019
    • Join Alberta Parks Volunteer Hosts as they take you on a hike in the Cypress Hills. Come along for an easy hike and get to know the park. Wear good shoes and bring a bottle of water. Hike is roughly 1.5 hours.


      Age: 6+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:
    When: 10:00am - 11:30am
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Tracks and Scat

      AugAugust  25, 2019
    • Get your hands dirty creating casts of animal tracks and building wildlife scat. Can you tell what prints and scat the different animals leave behind to let you know they were there?


      Age: 6+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:45am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Forest Oasis: Guided Hike

      AugAugust  25, 2019
    • Join us for a tree-mendous time. Branch out your skills and discover a montane ecosystem on the prairies. Unearth connections between trees, climate, and animals. Sturdy shoes wood be a good idea for this hike along Beaver Creek Loop. 

      Age: 8+ years

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:15am - 11:45am
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Geocaching

      AugAugust  26, 2019
    • There is a treasure in these hills and we know just how to find it! Come use our state of the art GPS units and follow the coordinates to our hidden geocaches. You will need to keep your mind sharp as there are clues to follow and puzzles to solve!

      Age: 8 years +

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Learn to Fish

      AugAugust  26, 2019
    • Everybody that fishes has a tale to tell. Learn about casting, reeling, and other techniques as you fish for Great Northern Pike in its natural environment. Maybe you will have your own tale to tell.

      Age: 8 years +

      Register at the Visitor Centre.

      Open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily.

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:45am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • 10 000 Milliliters Under the Lake

      AugAugust  26, 2019
    • The lake is alive! Discover the tiniest creatures that call Elkwater lake home. Become a scientist, use nets to collect pond life, and take a closer look under a microscope. Be prepared with footwear to wade into the water...you will get wet!


      Age: 6+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:15am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wicked Weeds and UFO's

      AugAugust  26, 2019
    • Invaders threaten the habitat of native plants and animals in Alberta. Help us pull this problem out by the roots in the Cypress Hills. Discover what makes a plant invasive and how we deal with them. Please note that the second half of the program is an invasive plant weed pull. Boots and long pants are required, other safety equipment in provided.


      Age: 16+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:15am - 11:45am
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Discover Mountain Biking

      AugAugust  26, 2019
    • Move from the asphalt to the dirt! Designed to help you tackle trails with confidence, we will focus on the basics of equipment, terrain, and build skills to ride. Discover mountain biking is a great way to experience this sport. Includes lessons and rentals. Get pumped on the pump track!


      Age: 12+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Fee:  $50.00/person
     
  • Look See Paint

      AugAugust  27, 2019
    • Explore the beautiful scenery in Cypress Hills through paint and brush. You get to be the artist and create your own masterpiece. 

      Age: 6 years +

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Home on the Range

      AugAugust  28, 2019
    • Brands help ranchers identify their livestock and are a part of the history and culture of the Cypress Hills. What would your branding iron look like? Make your own to identify your imaginary livestock as you become a rancher in the Cypress Hills.

      Age: 7+years

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre 
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm -3:30pm
    Fee:  $10.00
     
  • Outdoor Games (1)

      AugAugust  28, 2019
    • Come and play outside! We've got lots of games if you've got the will. Bring your friends, and make new ones, for a fun-filled afternoon of running,jumping, and playing outside. 

      Age: 8-14

      Register at the Visitor Centre, open 9:00am-5:00pm daily. 

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:45am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wicked Weeds and UFO's

      AugAugust  28, 2019
    • Invaders threaten the habitat of native plants and animals in Alberta. Help us pull this problem out by the roots in the Cypress Hills. Discover what makes a plant invasive and how we deal with them. Please note that the second half of the program is an invasive plant weed pull. Boots and long pants are required, other safety equipment in provided.


      Age: 16+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:15am - 11:45am
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Discover Mountain Biking

      AugAugust  28, 2019
    • Move from the asphalt to the dirt! Designed to help you tackle trails with confidence, we will focus on the basics of equipment, terrain, and build skills to ride. Discover mountain biking is a great way to experience this sport. Includes lessons and rentals. Get pumped on the pump track!


      Age: 12+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Fee:  $50.00/person
     
  • Sensory Trail

      AugAugust  29, 2019
    • Engage your super powers and discover a whole new world. Use the untapped potential of your senses to find out what nature hides from you.

      Ages 8 - 14

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre         

      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Discover Mountain Biking

      AugAugust  29, 2019
    • Move from the asphalt to the dirt! Designed to help you tackle trails with confidence, we will focus on the basics of equipment, terrain, and build skills to ride. Discover mountain biking is a great way to experience this sport. Includes lessons and rentals. Get pumped on the pump track!


      Age: 12+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Fee:  $50.00/person
     
  • Cypress Hills Park Host Hike

      AugAugust  29, 2019
    • Join Alberta Parks Volunteer Hosts as they take you on a hike in the Cypress Hills. Come along for an easy hike and get to know the park. Wear good shoes and bring a bottle of water. Hike is roughly 1.5 hours.


      Age: 6+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:
    When: 10:00am - 11:30am
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Tracks and Scat

      AugAugust  29, 2019
    • Get your hands dirty creating casts of animal tracks and building wildlife scat. Can you tell what prints and scat the different animals leave behind to let you know they were there?


      Age: 6+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:45am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Creatures of the Night: Night Hike

      AugAugust  29, 2019
    • Did you hear that? What was that? Discover animals you hear and see at night. Uncover the adaptations they have to live in the dark. Listen for bats on our bat detectors and keep a look out for wildlife. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight to explore the night!


      Age: 8+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: July: 8:30pm - 10:00pm August: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Geocaching

      AugAugust  30, 2019
    • There is a treasure in these hills and we know just how to find it! Come use our state of the art GPS units and follow the coordinates to our hidden geocaches. You will need to keep your mind sharp as there are clues to follow and puzzles to solve!

      Age: 8 years +

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Learn to Fish

      AugAugust  30, 2019
    • Everybody that fishes has a tale to tell. Learn about casting, reeling, and other techniques as you fish for Great Northern Pike in its natural environment. Maybe you will have your own tale to tell.

      Age: 8 years +

      Register at the Visitor Centre.

      Open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily.

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:45am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wilderness Survival

      AugAugust  30, 2019
    • Discover skills and knowledge to put to the test in this challenge to survive in the Cypress Hills wilderness. You will have to master navigating, fire lighting, shelter building, and rope work in this program in order to survive in the wild. 


      Age: 8+ years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Cypress Hills Adventure: Bus Tour

      AugAugust  30, 2019
    • The story of the Cypress Hills is one that spans thousands of years and is unique in Canada. Hop aboard and join us for a tour of the beautiful Cypress Hills. Discover hidden gems, wildlife, and local history. Explore areas you may not get to without a guide and take a camera...there is plenty to see. 


      Age: 8+ years, under 14 needs to be accompanied by an adult. 


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: July: 7:30pm - 9:30pm August: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Fee:  $12.00/person
     
  • Slip & Slide

      AugAugust  31, 2019
    • Wouldn't it be great if, when it's hot and sunny, there was a really long waterslide to cool off in while you slip and slide down it? Yes... we have one of those.

      Age: 6 years +

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Home on the Range (1)

      AugAugust  31, 2019
    • Brands help ranchers identify their livestock and are a part of the history and culture of the Cypress Hills. What would your branding iron look like? Make your own to identify your imaginary livestock as you become a rancher in the Cypress Hills.


      Age: 7+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:45am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • 10 000 Milliliters Under the Lake

      AugAugust  31, 2019
    • The lake is alive! Discover the tiniest creatures that call Elkwater lake home. Become a scientist, use nets to collect pond life, and take a closer look under a microscope. Be prepared with footwear to wade into the water...you will get wet!


      Age: 6+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 10:15am - 11:45am
    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Cypress Hills Park Host Hike

      AugAugust  31, 2019
    • Join Alberta Parks Volunteer Hosts as they take you on a hike in the Cypress Hills. Come along for an easy hike and get to know the park. Wear good shoes and bring a bottle of water. Hike is roughly 1.5 hours.


      Age: 6+years


      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:
    When: 10:00am - 11:30am
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Wilderness Survival (1)

      AugAugust  31, 2019
    • Discover skills and knowledge to put to the test in this challenge to survive in the Cypress Hills wilderness. You will have to master navigating, fire lighting, shelter building, and rope work in this program in order to survive in the wild.

      Age: 8+ years

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Dance of the Dark Sky: Astronomy with Rod DeVries

      AugAugust  31, 2019
    • Have you ever looked up at the sky in wonder? Join Rod DeVries, owner of Eagle Butte Observatory as he takes you on a tour of the night sky. Discover stars, planets, and other astrological wonders. The first part of the program is inside as we tour the galaxy while the star darkens. After which, we will be heading outside to observe the sky through telescopes. 

      Age: 6+ years

      Register in advance at the Visitor Centre
      Open 7 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm

      OR at the Campground Booth (open Saturday nights until 9:00pm)

       

    Where:  Cypress Hills Visitor Centre
    When: SUNSET
    Fee:  $5.00/person