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We Want Your Input - Cypress Hills Provincial Park Mountain Bike, Equestrian & XC Ski Trail Plans

We Want Your Input - Cypress Hills Provincial Park Mountain Bike, Equestrian & XC Ski Trail Plans

We want your input!

Alberta Parks has developed a Draft Mountain Biking Trail Design Plan and a Draft Equestrian & Cross-Country Ski Trails Master Plan for Cypress Hills Provincial Park, with advice and recommendations from local public and key stakeholders. The draft plans set out objectives and strategies for future trail development in Cypress Hills Provincial Park.

Alberta Parks is seeking comment on the proposed trail plans. Your input is valued. Stakeholder participation is an important part of the planning process and stakeholders are being invited to share their final thoughts and suggestions on the draft plans.

View the Draft Plans:
Mountain Bike Trail Plan
Equestrian & Cross-Country Ski Trail Plans
FAQs

Send your comments to ABParks.PlanComments@gov.ab.ca

Comments will be collected until January 27th, 2018

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Public Consultation - Cypress Hills Provincial Park Trail Plan

Public Consultation - Cypress Hills Provincial Park Trail Plan

A public Consultation for Cypress Hills Trail Plan is being held on November 28th, 2017. Please see poster below for  more details. Trail Plan Public Consultation Event Poster 2017

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Why not cut your own Christmas tree this year?

Why not cut your own Christmas tree this year?

 

Xmas Tree Cutting

Continue the family tradition! Cut your own Christmas tree in the snow-covered Cypress Hills!

A permit is required to cut a Christmas tree.  Starting Dec 2nd, permits are available from the Visitor Centre, open Wednesday to Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Permits are free but donations are accepted to support providing opportunities to enjoy your park (like the skating trail, equipment rentals).

Things to keep in mind:

  1. Cutting is only allowed in designated area.
  2. Vehicles must stay on roads at all times.
  3. Cut tree with hand saw or axe. Power equipment is not permitted.
  4. Tree(s) should be cut flush with the ground.
  5. Trees cannot be cut in the Elkwater townsite, near park facilities or along Highway 41.
  6. Keep your permit with you at all times while cutting and transporting trees.
  7. Display your permit to Park staff on request.
  8. You can cut up to three trees (if required) per permit.
  9. Roads are subject to winter closures, pending weather conditions.  Please call the Visitor Centre before driving to the park.

Useful reminders when cutting Christmas trees

  • Be prepared for cold weather and snow conditions.
  • Don’t forget your saw or axe!
  • Have extra clothing and emergency supplies with you.
  • Please respect the park, respect other users and pack out all trash.
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Advisory: Ferguson Hill Road Closed as of Sept 5th

Advisory: Ferguson Hill Road Closed as of Sept 5th

Advisory: Ferguson Hill Road Pavement Repairs and Overlay

These works are scheduled to start September 5th and the road will remain closed until the Spring. This project starts from the bottom of Ferguson Hill Road and continues to the intersection at Murray Hill Road. During active construction activities the road will be closed. 

Access to Tom Trott Hut, Medicine Lodge Hut, Willow Creek Group Camp and Horseshoe Canyon Viewpoint will remain available via Hwy 41 & Murray Hill Road.

All inquiries can be directed to the Visitor Centre at 403-893-3833.

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NEW PROGRAM: Milk River Natural Area Expedition

NEW PROGRAM: Milk River Natural Area Expedition

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Check out our new Milk River Natural Area Expedition! This pogram is a great opportunity to get out and explore one of the most unique landscapes of South Eastern Alberta!

 

Milk River Natural Area Expedition 2017

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