A giant plateau once surrounded by glaciers, Cypress Hills are the highest point of land in Saskatchewan with large forests, deep valleys and slow moving streams.
The area has a rich and colourful history which predates the province and the founding of the territories. It has always been known as a gathering place, and for centuries, people have camped in these hills.
Today, you can camp in the same hills, fly fish the streams and zipline through the trees. The park is home to rare wild flowers, 220 species of birds and 47 mammal species including moose, elk, deer and antelope.
MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS: T. rex Discovery Centre, Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Jasper Cultural & Historical Centre, and the Old Man On His Back Prairie Heritage Conservation Area.
IF YOU GO: The Centre Block of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is located 27 km south of Maple Creek, 130 km east of Medicine Hat, and 156 km southwest of Swift Current. Surrounding communities include Consul, Frontier, Eastend and Shaunavon.
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