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Celebrate Parks Day in Elkwater this weekend

Celebrate Alberta Parks this Saturday (18th July) with Parks Day. Free Programs, Community Association fireworks, Bingo, Craft and Trade fair and an open mic session on the beach.

We often get the question "Why choose Elkwater in the Cypress Hills, Alberta over the more traditional locations in the Rockies such as Banff or Jasper or Kananaskis?" Well...the answer is simple...a busy day in Elkwater is a very slow day for these destination areas. People who come from Calgary, Edmonton or Lethbridge are often amazed at the peace and quiet that they get and the space to explore nature and feel like they have their own, private park. This summer we have heard more statements of "I can't believe we haven't tried here before" than we can count.

Alberta Parks has a huge variety or Parks, each with its own personality. However if crowds are not your thing...Elkwater may be just the place!

 

 

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Perfect weather for dip!

The forecast looks almighty! Perfect weather to head to a lake and take a dip or go for a paddle. Hit the beach and use some of the FREE beach items for the kids to play from Boat and Bike Rentals. Don't forget your sunscreen!

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DISC GOLF in Elkwater

Heard of Disc Golf? Played with very similar rules to traditional Golf but with special frisbies or discs. There is a course map, score card and baskets instead of holes. Each "hole" has a set number of strokes or Par. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air around Elkwater. This temporay 9 hole course is free to use. A disc set of a driver and putter is available to rent from the Boat and Bike Rentals at the mian beach area for $5. 

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Rave Reviews for Elkwater Camping

Every weekend hundreds of people, friends and families make their way to Elkwater on the Alberta side of the Park. They set up camp and enjoy what Elkwater has to offer. We could tell you what they say but why take our word for it. Here is a link to an article written by one of our guests...

 

http://www.rockiesfamilyadventures.com/2015/05/our-new-favourite-alberta-camping.html?m=1

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Cypress Hills staff are recognized at Sun Awards!

The Medicine Hat Sun Awards have returned and are celebrating the outstanding tourism and hospitality employees who represent Medicine Hat. 

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Cypress Hills Provincial Park - Alberta is very proud to announce our Lead Information Officer, Marion Freimark, was the recipient of a Medicine Hat Sun Award in the category "Engaging the Outdoors". Marion has been a member of our Visitor Services team for 8 years, sharing her expertise and knowledge of the park and surrounding areas with our visitors. She is a familiar face to many who visit the park and has played a key role in ensuring both new and returning visitors receive the best customer experience possible. Thank you Marion for your years of excellence in customer service!

Read more about the Medicine Hat Sun Awards here.

Photo credit: Medicine Hat News

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