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South East Alberta Shines

Medicine Hat and the Cypress Hills are well know for the amount of sunshine they get. Canadian blogger Leigh McAdam recently visited the area and this is what she thought!

http://www.exploresouthwestalberta.ca/how-to-have-2-exciting-days-in-southern-alberta-by-leigh-mcadam?id=793

You can follow her at hikebiketravel on twitter, instagram, facebook and at www.hikebiketravel.com. joint the exploration of natural areas and include Cypress Hills Provincial Park. 

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Perseids Meteor Shower

Look to the sky over the next few nights and you may just witness streaking meteors lighting up the sky. Of Course it is better in a Dark Sky Preserve like the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park! Check out the link below for more info on the event.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/perseid-meteor-shower-how-to-catch-the-most-falling-stars-1.3183590

The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks early on the morning of Aug. 13, typically has more meteors per hour than any other of the year. Here, a streak appears in the sky above a statue in Villarejo de Salvanes, Spain, in the early hours of Aug. 12 last year.
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MTB Trails / Events

The local MTB Club, The 670 Collective, have done an amazing job of building some new trails this summer. Some stacked loop trails off Rangers and Mystery Trails. They are a technically challening with some small drops, berms and a really nice flow. The weather is a little cooler in the hills and particularly in the trees so it is a perfect time to come out and try them or prepare for the next event - The Battle Creek Showdown, 29th August. www.670collective.ca

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An action packed weekend in Elkwater!

 

 

 

This weekend sees the annual Mile High Tri in Elkwater. A great triathlon event involving swimming, mountain biking and running. There are events for all abilities and all ages. Saturday is adults race and team events and Sunday is for the kids. Event details and registration are availble from their website at http://www.milehightri.org/

Come out and support the athletes and enjoy the festivities surrounding this amazing race! 

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Celebrate Parks Day in Elkwater this weekend

Celebrate Alberta Parks this Saturday (18th July) with Parks Day. Free Programs, Community Association fireworks, Bingo, Craft and Trade fair and an open mic session on the beach.

We often get the question "Why choose Elkwater in the Cypress Hills, Alberta over the more traditional locations in the Rockies such as Banff or Jasper or Kananaskis?" Well...the answer is simple...a busy day in Elkwater is a very slow day for these destination areas. People who come from Calgary, Edmonton or Lethbridge are often amazed at the peace and quiet that they get and the space to explore nature and feel like they have their own, private park. This summer we have heard more statements of "I can't believe we haven't tried here before" than we can count.

Alberta Parks has a huge variety or Parks, each with its own personality. However if crowds are not your thing...Elkwater may be just the place!

 

 

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