Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


  • Construction Advisory - Elkwater Campground

      August 15, 2019

      • Effective Date: August 15, 2019 - August 23, 2019
      • Where: West side of Elkwater Campground (behind campsites from Elkwater Campground entrance to Mitchell Creek Trailhead)
      • Why: Please be advised that there are construction activities taking place on a new section of trail along the west side of Elkwater Campground (from the entrance of Elkwater Campground to Mitchell Creek Trailhead). Heavy equipment and crews will be working in the area daily (8:00am-5:00pm) to complete the trail development with periods of intermittent noise from equipment expected. Caution should be used, particularly around heavy equipment in the parking lot areas and all posted signage must be obeyed. Use of the identified trails throughout the construction period is not permitted. Alberta Parks users are asked to respect the posted notices for their own safety and the safety of workers. Access to campsites or other trail networks will not be impacted by the trail construction. Visitors wanting more information on the new trail construction can call the Visitor Centre (open daily 9:00am-5:00pm) 403-893-3833.






  • Road and Trail Closures in West Block of Cypress Hills SK and Fort Walsh National Historic Site

      July 29, 2019


      ** Please be sure to check back regularly to ensure you have up-to-date information. 

      Cypress Hills West Block

      As of July 30th, 2019 the West Block of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Saskatchewan & Fort Walsh National Historic Site have re-opened to the public now that the wildfire burning to the north of the West Block is currently contained.  Vehicle traffic in the Saskatchewan West Block will be restricted to Highway #271 to Fort Walsh, the Battle Creek Road through to Alberta, and the road to the Conglomerate Cliffs.  All other roads in the Saskatchewan West Block will be closed until further notice.

      Fort Walsh National Historic Site

      Fort Walsh National Historic Site will be Re-Opening for visitation as of  July 30th, 2019, with a restricted activity order in place:  All backcountry areas and trails at Fort Walsh are closed.  However, the fort, visitor centre and Métis cabins will remain open to the public.


      July 29, 2019

      Please be advised due to the fires in the surrounding area, the West Block of Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan and Fort Walsh National Historic site have been closed to visitation as a precautionary measure until further notice. This includes Battle Creek Road east of Graburn Road.  

      All areas within Cypress Hills, Alberta (Elkwater) and the Centre Block in Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan are unaffected and remain open. 

      For more information, please contact the Visitor Centre 403-893-3833.



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