Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Winter Survivors

Read our COVID-19 guidelines by clicking this banner before visiting one of our parks. We are monitoring our operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and this page is updated as adjustments are made.

Discover what it takes to survive winter in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.  Experience the thrill of creating your own winter shelter, fire-lighting and snowshoeing.  Do you have what it takes to survive the Cypress winter? Come find out!

This program includes

  • An introduction to snowshoeing, fire-lighting and shelter building
  • Exploring the Cypress Hills to see how animals adapt to survive in winter
  • Practicing winter survival skills through interactive activities
  • A pre-trip visit to your classroom to help students prepare for the trip

Check out our Winter Survivors YouTube Video.

Grade(s):7 - 12
Curriculum:Physical Education
Themes:
    • Outcomes A, C, D
Type:Field Study / Classroom Combo
Duration:Half-Day
Location:Highway 41 Group Camping Area
Fees:$10 per student
Availability:Winter
Note:

This program consists of a 1 hour pre-trip presentation plus 4.5 hours in Cypress Hills. Snowshoes are provided for the field component.

Updated: Apr 11, 2018