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Recreational Activities

The park is open all year with fantastic summer and winter recreational opportunities, including than 50 kilometres of trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Dark-Sky Preserve

Wildlife Watching

The Cypress Hills are one of Alberta's prime wildlife viewing areas. Please remember that wildlife are wild.



This is one of the best birdwatching locations in Canada. The Cypress Hills are an island of forest in a sea of grassland.  More than 220 bird species have been recorded here. The area's unique environment provides habitat for typical prairie birds, plus many species normally found in the foothills and forests far to the west and north.


Updated: Jun 28, 2017