Summer months are filled with fun, entertaining activities and special events which add to the pleasure of vacationing in the Cypress Hills. Learn new art techniques from the variety of art workshops presented by the ‘Artist in Residence’, or follow along as the staff track cougars, moose and deer.
The amphitheater is host to a variety of plays and music planned for all audience types. Special Events are endless at the park and celebrate such occasions as Canada Day, Canada’s Parks Day, and Saskatchewan Day. There are Fireworks, Vacation Treasure Hunts, and the annual Hillbilly Hustle Relay Race plus so much more.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is the first park in Saskatchewan and Alberta to become fully recognized as a Dark-Sky Preserve; it is one of the largest preserves in the world; in the summer months, many opportunities exist to learn more about the Dark-sky Preserve through weekly astronomy programs led by the interpretive staff. The Observatory and Yurt classroom, built by the Friends of Cypress Hills Inc. opened in 2011. An annual Summer Star Party is held in August each year where amateur astronomers gather to share their knowledge and viewing through a variety of telescopes and public education programs. Check with the Park Office for upcoming dates for this and other special events at the park.