General Information The Cypress Hills gently rise 600 meters above the surrounding prairie landscape of Southeastern Alberta. This elevation gives the small com- munity of Elkwater the perfect envi- ronment to enjoy trails and wildlife. Within the park you will find lodging and facilities to accommodate your stay. You will also discover a variety of winter activities within the park such as a snow luge, skating trail, outdoor ice rink and ski resort. The Visitor Centre has rental equipment to get you out enjoying the trails and the fresh air. Approximately 75 km south- east of Medicine Hat. The total area of the Alberta por- tion of the park is 205 km 2 .
Over 140 km of trails and Fire and Resource Trails to explore. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park trails have it all, from accessible hikes along paved paths to adrenaline pump- ing downhill mountain biking. The lakes of Cypress Hills provide space for water sports and beach activities. Elkwater allows motorized boats and has a large beach for families to enjoy swimming, kayaking, SUP, canoeing and there is even a disc golf course. The Visitor Centre offers an insight at the history, geography and ecology of the Cypress Hills which is unique in Canada.