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Visitor Centres



8304 Hwy 41, Cypress County, AB, CANADA T0J 1C0

Visitor Centre: 403-893-3833

Located in the townsite of Elkwater, along the lake. Visitor Centre approximately 2.0km from Hwy #41 turnoff, beside Camp Cookhouse and General Store, just past the marina and beach.

Visitor Centre Hours:

Monday & Tuesday - Closed   

Wednesday to Sunday - 10:00am - 4:00pm 

Campground Booth Hours: Closed

Boat & Bike Hours: Closed                                                                                                                                                                 

 Campground, Comfort Camping and Group Camp

Reservations: 1-877-537-2757 or




  • Saskatchewan


    Box 850, Maple Creek, SK, CANADA S0N 1N0
    Park Administration Office -year round - (306) 662-5411

    Visitor Centre – open May long weekend to September long weekend; Displays and exhibits, Family activity room.
    Amphitheatre - interpretive programs, special events. Private rentals for weddings Observatory - public viewing and programs.

    Private bookings available by calling (306) 662-5411
    Email us at
    or visit the Government of Saskatchewan website.

    Park Office (year round) (306) 662-5411;
    fax (306) 662-5482

    Campground Online Reservations - Toll-free
    Campground Reservasion Line: 1-855-737-7275
  • Fort Walsh National Historic Site

    Fort Walsh National Historic Site

    Visitor Centre open Victoria Day weekend to September 30

    Hours of Operation;
    9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    Victoria Day Weekend to June 30, Tuesday to Saturday
    July 01 to September 01, open daily
    September 02 to September 30, Tuesday to Saturday

    Email us at or visit the Fort Walsh official site at

    Administration Office: (306) 662-2645; From Oct 01 to May 01
    fax: (306) 662-2711

    Historic Site: (306) 662-3590; From May 01 to Sept 30

    Service en français Pendant les heures d'ouverture, un préposé francophone à l'information est à votre disposition.

Fishing / Game


Hunting and fishing are popular activities in the Cypress Hills. Hunters and anglers should check the Hunting and Fishing Guide for seasons and licenses before coming to the park.
Hunting is not permitted in the Centre Block of the park. All firearms must be encased while in the Centre Block.

Hunting in the West Block begins September long weekend as per the game guide seasons. Hunters should check ahead on road and fire hazard conditions by calling 1 (306) 662-5489. Recreational ATV/UTV use within Cypress Hills is strictly prohibited. All motorized vehicles must stay on designated hunting trails in the West Block. Snowmobiling is only allowed in the designated area in the Centre Block. Other recreation users such as equestrians, hikers and campers should be aware that hunting is taking place during this season; however, with some safety precautions all users can share the space.

The Cypress Hills offer some of the best trout fishing in Saskatchewan. Battle Creek, in the West Block wilderness area, is home to Rainbow, Brown, and the occasional Brook Trout. This is a perfect creek for fly fishers and ultra-light spin fishers.
Loch Leven in the Centre Block offers anglers Brook and Cutthroat Trout. The most effective method for fishing Loch Leven is fly fishing.

There is a wide variety of trout creeks within the Cypress Hills area, but outside park boundaries. Stop at the park visitor centre for information on where to fish. Anglers are required to have a Saskatchewan Angling License which can be obtained on line or at the park administration office or visitor centre. Angling licenses are not available at the West Block.

In order to get you out on the lake or into the field quicker, purchasing and printing your licence at home or from another vendor is strongly encouraged. Angling and Hunting licences are available online at

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