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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.

Tours and Programs

Tours and Programs

There’s so much to see and do in the Cypress Hills you’ll want to plan for a longer stay. Self-guided driving tours will take you through the Centre and West Blocks of the park. Depending on the tour you take, this could take 2 hours or may fill up your whole day.

The driving tour is a nice way to catch a glimpse of much of what the Cypress Hills has to offer. You’ll see places like Bald Butte or Lookout Point in the Centre Block where the views of the prairies below reveal just how high the Cypress Hills really are.

The West Block tour takes you through the GAP Road and on to the scenic Conglomerate Cliffs. You can head to Fort Walsh to experience the life of the early whiskey days and on the return trip stop in at the local winery and museums in Maple Creek.
Step-on Guide service for motor coach tours is available. Tours range from 1 hour 30 minutes to all-day tours. Fees apply.

From spring through fall a variety of programs designed for the park visitor are available. There’s opportunity to learn about the unique qualities of the Cypress Hills at guest presentations, special feature events and interpretive activities. If you’re looking for that fun experience, then come see us. We plan specifically for family fun and learning.

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