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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.

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

Summer months are filled with fun, entertaining activities and special events which add to the pleasure of vacationing in the Cypress Hills. Learn new art techniques from the variety of art workshops presented by the ‘Artist in Residence’, or follow along as the staff track cougars, moose and deer.

The amphitheater is host to a variety of plays and music planned for all audience types. Special Events are endless at the park and celebrate such occasions as Canada Day, Canada’s Parks Day, and Saskatchewan Day. There are Fireworks, Vacation Treasure Hunts, and the annual Hillbilly Hustle Relay Race plus so much more.

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is the first park in Saskatchewan and Alberta to become fully recognized as a Dark-Sky Preserve; it is one of the largest preserves in the world; in the summer months, many opportunities exist to learn more about the Dark-sky Preserve through weekly astronomy programs led by the interpretive staff. The Observatory and Yurt classroom, built by the Friends of Cypress Hills Inc. opened in 2011. An annual Summer Star Party is held in August each year where amateur astronomers gather to share their knowledge and viewing through a variety of telescopes and public education programs. Check with the Park Office for upcoming dates for this and other special events at the park.

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