Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Parks Research and Management

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Park Management

ClassificationProvincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size50,532.86 Acres  /  20,450.65 Ha
Legal BoundaryCypress Hills PP
Administration / Information403-893-3777 
Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
District Office Cypress
Management PlansCypress Hills PP - Forest and Fire Management Strategy (2009)
Special DesignationsInter-Provincial Park
Natural RegionRocky Mountain - Montane
Grassland - Mixedgrass 
Natural Region Description

This park contains mixed and lodgepole pine forests that provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species including moose, elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer, antelope, fox, porcupine and bobcat. More than 200 species of birds have been recorded in the park, half of which nest in the area. The park is home to three important amphibian species - the endangered northern leopard frog, boreal chorus frog and tiger salamander.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 

Cypress Hills is Canada's first interprovincial park, spanning the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan.  The interprovincial park was established in 1989, with the agreement amended in 2000 to formally include Fort Walsh National Historic Site.

Managing Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is complex and multifaceted, involving

Research projects help us better understand and manage the ecosystems in Cypress Hills.  We work with other government agencies, educational institutions, research foundations and individual researchers to support research. 



Updated: Mar 12, 2022