Visitor Centres



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 - 10:00am - 4:00pm 

Campground Booth Hours: Closed

Boat & Bike Hours: Closed                                                                                                                                                                 

 Campground, Comfort Camping and Group Camp

Reservations: 1-877-537-2757 or




  • 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
    or visit the Government of Saskatchewan website.

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

    Campground Online Reservations - 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 or visit the Fort Walsh official site at

    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.



Camping in Centre Block of Cypress Hills, south of Maple Creek on Hwy #21, offers an exhilarating experience with over 600 campsites ranging from rustic to full service and includes group campgrounds and barrier free sites. There is firewood, playgrounds, picnic areas, shower/service centres, and close access to all other park amenities. The Centre Block is the developed area of the park where the majority of visitors plan to spend their camping vacation. Meadows campground is open year round for rustic camping and by appointment in winter.

The West Block wilderness area of the park southwest of Maple Creek on Hwy #271, offers seasonal rustic camping and equestrian camping on a first come basis. For those who like to camp in places less traveled two campgrounds with basic services are available. The equestrian campground also offers basic services: corrals, tie stalls, and access to water ... and that's just for the horses. Human companions will be well looked after as well, with limited-service camping spots located in the vicinity of the corrals. Picnic tables, barbecues, garbage cans and out houses are provided. Drinking water is available. Trail maps and trail/road information are available at the West Block Ranger Station (306) 662-5489.

The Centre Block and West Block are an hour apart so you’ll want to be sure you know where you are going. Check maps below.
Campgrounds are also available in the Town of Maple Creek, Eagle Valley Campground and at the town of Eastend and Pine Cree in the Frenchman Valley. These campgrounds are a short drive to the Cypress Hills.

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