History as old as the land itself
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is rich in history. The land itself is historic – as the spot passed over by retreating glacial ice. For thousands of years, people of many cultures have interacted with the abundant resources of the hills and the surrounding grassland.
History of the Cypress Hills:
Humans and animals alike have left behind signs of their occupation of the region. Learn more about the archaeological projects and palaeontological finds in the area.
Aboriginal groups called the Cypress Hills home long before European settlers came to the area. Learn more about these interesting groups, and current program and events going on today!
Look at the different timelines - recent history, settlement history, park history and changes in natural environment - to better understand the history of this region.
Step back in time and experience the history at Fort Walsh National Historic Site. Detailed information on the early days of the North West Mounted Police is available for history buffs.