tours & Programs

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.

Tours and Programs

Frontier Life - Satudays, July / August 

Uncover stories of the many peoples who called this area home in the late 1800s. Help a NWMP officer complete their mid day stable duties, discover stories at the First Nations camp. Don't miss the historic weapons and cannon firing... and don't forget the Cypress Hills Massacre tour!

10:45 - 11:15     Cannon Firing / Historic Weapons Demo

11:30 - 12:30     Fort Walsh Guided Tour

12:00 - 1:00       Fort Walsh Guided Tour

1:30 - 2:30       Cypress Hills Massacre Tour (Weather permitting, space is limited, availability based on first come first serve)

3:00 - 3:30        Cannon Firing / Historic Weapons Demo

3:45 - 4:45        Fort Walsh Guided Tour

Fort Dailies - Daily, July / August

Discover the new visitor centre and interactive exhibits, check out the First Nations camp and NWMP horses. Experience the thrill of bartering at the trade cabins, or go on a guided Fort Walsh tour.


Guided Programs & Events

Cypress Hills Massacre Tour

Travel through the heart of the majestic Cypress Hills to the original sites of Farwell and Soloman's trading posts on this guided bus tour. (Weather permitting, space is limited, availability based on first come first serve).

Fort Walsh Guided Tour

Meet a costumed interpreter for a one hour tour about the dramatic history of Fort Walsh.

Experience the Fur Trade

Track wild game, and test your bartering skills at the trading post. 



Hike or bike and choose your own adventure as you explore Fort Walsh.

Frontcountry - Discover the 550 m Métis trail through the forest along the beautiful Battle Creek.

Backcountry - Looking for more adventure? Bike or hike the 6.5 km Battle Creek backcountry trail that explores the abandoned trading posts in the Battle Creek valley.


Parks Canada Red Chairs

We saved you a seat! Find the Parks Canada Red Chairs, enjoy the view, take a selfie and #sharethechair.



Parks Canada Xplorers

Get the book. Do the challenges. Ge the reward. Collect them all.

Club Parka

What is Club Parka? Parka is a proud founder of Club Parka, a series of activities which encourage preschoolers to explore, discover, learn and have fun.




Enjoy fall at the Fort. Check with us for details.

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Twitter: @ParksCanada_SK

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