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Visitor Centres

Alberta

Alberta

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 - 11:00am - 4:00pm 

Campground Booth Hours:   

Saturday to Wednesday -  9:00am - 4:30pm

Thursday & Friday - 9:00am - 8:30pm 

Boat & Bike Hours: Closed                                                                                                                                                                 

 Campground, Comfort Camping and Group Camp

Reservations: 1-877-537-2757 or www.Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca

 

 

 

  • Saskatchewan

    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 cypresshills@gov.sk.ca
    or visit the Government of Saskatchewan website.

    Park Office (year round) (306) 662-5411;
    fax (306) 662-5482

    Campground Online Reservations - www.saskparks.net/Reserve-A-site 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 fort.walsh@pc.gc.ca or visit the Fort Walsh official site at www.parkscanada.ca/walsh

    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.

Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Elkwater is the perfect place to play in winter. The Cross Country opportunities are diverse and the backcountry huts and winter camping provide a mountain like feel with the convenience of being close to civilization. With over 40km of groomed track you won’t get bored.

As soon as the snow hits the ground and the temperatures drop you will find a Snow Luge (which is a giant banked slide made from snow), tobogganing hill, an ice skating trail, a purpose built outdoor hockey rink, a ski resort, fat biking trails, snowshoeing trails and plenty of winter events to keep you occupied. There are classes on learning cross country skiing, winter survival and a full winter season of school programs. The Visitor Centre is open 5 days per week (more during holiday periods) and you can rent skis, skates, snowshoes and kick sleds from our wonderful staff.

Most activities are free and the Learning Centre provides a great place to warm-up if it is cold. But you won’t keep the kids inside for long!

Note that snowmobiles are not permitted in the park.

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