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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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Blue Moon - No, Really!

Sat. Aug. 29 – Blue Moon Walk – a night time walk as the blue moon reveals itself – 9:00pm. Highland Trail

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Haunted Happenings

Sat. Aug. 22 – Haunted Happenings Walk – Find out what goes bump in the night – 8:00pm for families with children under 12 yrs. 10:00pm for mature audiences. Windfall Trail

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The Culture of Nature

Sask Parks offer a variety of engaging programs for all ages. Take a look at what they are and what people think! Programs are available:

Observatory – public programs Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (closed Monday & Wednesday).

Daily interpretive programs until September long weekend.

Art in the Park programs continue until September long weekend.

For complete details pick up a Summer Program Schedule at the Visitor Centre.

http://iheartculture.ca/blogs/the-nature-of-culture-at-cypress-hills-interprovincial-park/

The Artist's Cabin at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. July 26, 2015. Kristin Catherwood
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Perseids Meteor Shower and Star Party

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.

The Sask Summer Star Party happens this weekend:

Thurs. Aug. 13 – Living Skies Lecture Series at amphitheatre

Fri. Aug 14 – Public Star gazing at observatory with special guest presenters from the Star Party

Sat. Aug. 15 – Public Star gazing at observatory with special guest presenters from the Star Party

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

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June News - summer is here!

Come Celebrate Canada's Birthday and stay a while!

  • July 1st come celebrate Canada Day with us. Lots of happenings for the whole family. Here’s a teaser; delicious pancake breakfast, face painting and bike decorating for the kids, visit by the Red Serge from the Maple Creek Detachment
  • There’s still a campsites available for July and August. Campers can check the online reservation system for new campsites that become available at www.saskparks.goingtocamp.com or by phoning the Call Centre at 1-855-737-7275   

 

NOTICE: Valley Trail and Ridge Run Trail are closed until further notice due to aggressive nesting Goshawk in the area. We love our wildlife and respect mother nature’s way of telling us to stay away.

Have fun this summer in the Cypress Hills!

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Perfect weather for dip!

The forecast looks almighty! Perfect weather to head to a lake and take a dip or go for a paddle. Hit the beach and use some of the FREE beach items for the kids to play from Boat and Bike Rentals. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Elkwater Beach 005

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DISC GOLF in Elkwater

Heard of Disc Golf? Played with very similar rules to traditional Golf but with special frisbies or discs. There is a course map, score card and baskets instead of holes. Each "hole" has a set number of strokes or Par. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air around Elkwater. This temporay 9 hole course is free to use. A disc set of a driver and putter is available to rent from the Boat and Bike Rentals at the mian beach area for $5. 

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Rave Reviews for Elkwater Camping

Every weekend hundreds of people, friends and families make their way to Elkwater on the Alberta side of the Park. They set up camp and enjoy what Elkwater has to offer. We could tell you what they say but why take our word for it. Here is a link to an article written by one of our guests...

 

http://www.rockiesfamilyadventures.com/2015/05/our-new-favourite-alberta-camping.html?m=1

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