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  • Tracks & Traces

    Aug  14, 2018


    Learn how to recognize animals by clues they leave behind. You will have the chance to identify different animals tracks and create a mold of an animal track to take home. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Look See Paint

    Aug  14, 2018


    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 +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wilderness Survival (Tuesday)

    Aug  14, 2018


    Put your skills and knowledge to the test in this race to survive the Cypress Hills wilderness. Fire lighting, shelter building and rope work are just a few of the challenges you will master in this program. No previous experience required. 

    Age: 12 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 1:30 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Learn to Fish

    Aug  15, 2018


    A great fisherman is as great as his fisherman's tale. Come out for a morning of casting and reeling and learn techniques to help you catch the Great Northern Pike in its natural environment. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Field Games

    Aug  15, 2018


    Come out and play! We've got the games if you've got the will. Bring your friends for a fun filled afternoon of running, jumping, smiles and fun.

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Bugology

    Aug  16, 2018


    Become an entomolgist and discover the unique insects that live in Cypress Hills. You will have the opportunity to catch and study some of the cool insects that crawl, burrow and fly in the grasslands and forests. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Pond Dipping

    Aug  16, 2018


    Become a wetlands expert by getting up close with the aquatic invertebrate and other creatures that live in the Cypress Hills wetlands. You will have the chance to collect and research the critters and vegetation that make the wetlands so special. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Tracks & Traces

    Aug  17, 2018


    Learn how to recognize animals by clues they leave behind. You will have the chance to identify different animals tracks and create a mold of an animal track to take home. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Starlab

    Aug  17, 2018


    A trip around the solar system and beyond, come take a stellar journey in our portable planetarium and discover the night sky!

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 1:30 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Evidence & Investigation

    Aug  17, 2018


    There has been a crime in the Cypress Hills and we are looking for a team of great detectives to find the clues to catch our suspect! Bring your keen problem solving skills and help us track down the culprit. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Cypress Cirque du Freak

    Aug  17, 2018


    Attend the Cypress' Cirque du Freak to see the weirdest creatures of the Cypress Hills! Bring your flashlight and your mosquito repellent and arrive early to volunteer with the circus!

    Age: All Ages

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 7:30 PM
    Registration: 

    Show up 15 minutes prior to start time if you're interested in volunteering to be a part of the show! 

    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Geocaching

    Aug  18, 2018


    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: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Field Games

    Aug  18, 2018


    Come out and play! We've got the games if you've got the will. Bring your friends for a fun filled afternoon of running, jumping, smiles and fun.

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Astronomy Program

    Aug  18, 2018


    Visit the astronomy exhibit of the Learning Centre to explore our solar system and the Milky Way. Make your own star wheel and learn to use a telescope to find the brightest stars and your favorite constellations. 

    Age: All Ages

    Meet at the Learning Centre next to the Amphitheatre after the Saturday night movie is over. 

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 8:00 PM
    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Learn to Fish

    Aug  19, 2018


    A great fisherman is as great as his fisherman's tale. Come out for a morning of casting and reeling and learn techniques to help you catch the Great Northern Pike in its natural environment. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wilderness Survival (Sunday)

    Aug  19, 2018


    Put your skills and knowledge to the test in this race to survive the Cypress Hills wilderness. Fire lighting, shelter building and rope work are just a few of the challenges you will master in this program. No previous experience required. 

    Age: 12 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:00 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Outdoor Scrambler

    Aug  19, 2018


    Immerse yourself in the trees and forest of Cypress Hills through exploration and play. Become a great explorer by completing obstacles and challenges in the great outdoors. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Geocaching

    Aug  20, 2018


    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: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Slip & Slide

    Aug  20, 2018


    What better way to cool down then to challenege the biggest slip and slide in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park? 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Tracks & Traces

    Aug  21, 2018


    Learn how to recognize animals by clues they leave behind. You will have the chance to identify different animals tracks and create a mold of an animal track to take home. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Look See Paint

    Aug  21, 2018


    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 +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wilderness Survival (Tuesday)

    Aug  21, 2018


    Put your skills and knowledge to the test in this race to survive the Cypress Hills wilderness. Fire lighting, shelter building and rope work are just a few of the challenges you will master in this program. No previous experience required. 

    Age: 12 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 1:30 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Learn to Fish

    Aug  22, 2018


    A great fisherman is as great as his fisherman's tale. Come out for a morning of casting and reeling and learn techniques to help you catch the Great Northern Pike in its natural environment. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Field Games

    Aug  22, 2018


    Come out and play! We've got the games if you've got the will. Bring your friends for a fun filled afternoon of running, jumping, smiles and fun.

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Bugology

    Aug  23, 2018


    Become an entomolgist and discover the unique insects that live in Cypress Hills. You will have the opportunity to catch and study some of the cool insects that crawl, burrow and fly in the grasslands and forests. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Pond Dipping

    Aug  23, 2018


    Become a wetlands expert by getting up close with the aquatic invertebrate and other creatures that live in the Cypress Hills wetlands. You will have the chance to collect and research the critters and vegetation that make the wetlands so special. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Tracks & Traces

    Aug  24, 2018


    Learn how to recognize animals by clues they leave behind. You will have the chance to identify different animals tracks and create a mold of an animal track to take home. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Starlab

    Aug  24, 2018


    A trip around the solar system and beyond, come take a stellar journey in our portable planetarium and discover the night sky!

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 1:30 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Evidence & Investigation

    Aug  24, 2018


    There has been a crime in the Cypress Hills and we are looking for a team of great detectives to find the clues to catch our suspect! Bring your keen problem solving skills and help us track down the culprit. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Cypress Cirque du Freak

    Aug  24, 2018


    Attend the Cypress' Cirque du Freak to see the weirdest creatures of the Cypress Hills! Bring your flashlight and your mosquito repellent and arrive early to volunteer with the circus!

    Age: All Ages

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 7:30 PM
    Registration: 

    Show up 15 minutes prior to start time if you're interested in volunteering to be a part of the show! 

    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Battle Creek Showdown!

    Aug  25, 2018


    • The Battle Creek Showdown is a 4 hour timed mountain bike relay. Complete as many laps of the course as you want.
    • New Kids Run Race
    • Event runs 10:00am-2:00pm
    • Evening social event with prizes awarded

     

    Where:  Learning Centre
    When: 10:00 AM
    Registration: 

    Registration opens May 1, 2018

    Register Here

    Fee:  $80/solo; $75/person team of two
    More Info: 

    battlecreekshowdown@gmail.com

    Battle Creek Showdown Facebook Page

     
  • Geocaching

    Aug  25, 2018


    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: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Field Games

    Aug  25, 2018


    Come out and play! We've got the games if you've got the will. Bring your friends for a fun filled afternoon of running, jumping, smiles and fun.

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Milk River Natural Area Expedition

    Aug  25, 2018


    Join us for a guided hike into the protected Milk River Natural Area. Explore expanses of rolling grassland, coulees and rugged badlands. Travel through 85 million years of geological time and discover habitats that support hundreds of native plant and animal species. 

    Age: 12 years +

    For more information on this program, CLICK HERE

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 8:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $65.00/Adult; $45.00/Child; Bagged Lunch $12.00
     
  • Learn to Fish

    Aug  26, 2018


    A great fisherman is as great as his fisherman's tale. Come out for a morning of casting and reeling and learn techniques to help you catch the Great Northern Pike in its natural environment. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wilderness Survival (Sunday)

    Aug  26, 2018


    Put your skills and knowledge to the test in this race to survive the Cypress Hills wilderness. Fire lighting, shelter building and rope work are just a few of the challenges you will master in this program. No previous experience required. 

    Age: 12 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:00 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Outdoor Scrambler

    Aug  26, 2018


    Immerse yourself in the trees and forest of Cypress Hills through exploration and play. Become a great explorer by completing obstacles and challenges in the great outdoors. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Geocaching

    Aug  27, 2018


    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: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Slip & Slide

    Aug  27, 2018


    What better way to cool down then to challenege the biggest slip and slide in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park? 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Tracks & Traces

    Aug  28, 2018


    Learn how to recognize animals by clues they leave behind. You will have the chance to identify different animals tracks and create a mold of an animal track to take home. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Look See Paint

    Aug  28, 2018


    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 +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Wilderness Survival (Tuesday)

    Aug  28, 2018


    Put your skills and knowledge to the test in this race to survive the Cypress Hills wilderness. Fire lighting, shelter building and rope work are just a few of the challenges you will master in this program. No previous experience required. 

    Age: 12 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 1:30 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Learn to Fish

    Aug  29, 2018


    A great fisherman is as great as his fisherman's tale. Come out for a morning of casting and reeling and learn techniques to help you catch the Great Northern Pike in its natural environment. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Field Games

    Aug  29, 2018


    Come out and play! We've got the games if you've got the will. Bring your friends for a fun filled afternoon of running, jumping, smiles and fun.

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Bugology

    Aug  30, 2018


    Become an entomolgist and discover the unique insects that live in Cypress Hills. You will have the opportunity to catch and study some of the cool insects that crawl, burrow and fly in the grasslands and forests. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Pond Dipping

    Aug  30, 2018


    Become a wetlands expert by getting up close with the aquatic invertebrate and other creatures that live in the Cypress Hills wetlands. You will have the chance to collect and research the critters and vegetation that make the wetlands so special. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Tracks & Traces

    Aug  31, 2018


    Learn how to recognize animals by clues they leave behind. You will have the chance to identify different animals tracks and create a mold of an animal track to take home. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Starlab

    Aug  31, 2018


    A trip around the solar system and beyond, come take a stellar journey in our portable planetarium and discover the night sky!

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 1:30 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $10.00/person
     
  • Evidence & Investigation

    Aug  31, 2018


    There has been a crime in the Cypress Hills and we are looking for a team of great detectives to find the clues to catch our suspect! Bring your keen problem solving skills and help us track down the culprit. 

    Age: 6 years +

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Registration: 

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

    Fee:  $5.00/person
     
  • Cypress Cirque du Freak

    Aug  31, 2018


    Attend the Cypress' Cirque du Freak to see the weirdest creatures of the Cypress Hills! Bring your flashlight and your mosquito repellent and arrive early to volunteer with the circus!

    Age: All Ages

    Where:  Cypress Hills PP
    When: 7:30 PM
    Registration: 

    Show up 15 minutes prior to start time if you're interested in volunteering to be a part of the show! 

    Fee:  FREE
     
  • Mad Hatters' Futterwacken Trail Run

    Sept  08, 2018


    Welcome to out 3rd annual Futterwacken Trail Run. It will take place along the beautiful running trails in Elkwater on September 8th, 2018.

    The race is a choice of a 5.75 KM loop and a 11.50 KM loop. Race package pickup is 9:30 - 10:30; race starts at 11:00 and waiver must be signed on race day prior to the run.

    The race is limited to 100 participants so register soon. To register please click here.

    See you September 8th!

     

     

    Where:  Learning Centre
    When: 9:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Register Here

    Fee:  Entry Fees Vary
    More Info: 

    For More information visit the Mad Hatters' Running Club website

     
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