Cypress Hills Provincial Park
This interprovincial park in southeastern Alberta spans the border with Saskatchewan. Home to a wide variety of plants and animals, the park is popular with birders (more than 220 species) and outdoor adventurers. With a wide variety of terrain that ranges from forests to wetlands to grasslands, there is much to explore on developed trails. During winter, downhill and cross-country skiing is available, as is snowshoeing, ice skating and fat biking. In summer, kayak and canoe rentals can be had on Elkwater Lake, along with two designated swimming areas with sandy beaches. Get active on the frisbee golf course, complimentary 18-hole mini-golf course or along mountain bike trails, both paved to technical. Elkwater offers several accommodation options from hotels to RV and tent camping. Comfort Camping cabins and backcountry huts can be rented throughout the year. UPDATE: Alberta Parks is continually monitoring operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the website for the most up-to-date information on facility closures, service changes, programming updates and safety measures.