Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

 


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Accommodation Details

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  • Center Block has more services, infrastructure (full service camping, resort complex, 27 km of hiking trails, beach, swimming pool, zipline canopy tours, observatory, educational programs/events) than the West Block
  • West Block has rustic camping services, equestrian campground, Trans-Canada Trail
  • The Resort at Cypress Hills
  • Historic Reesor Ranch
  • Spring Valley Guest Ranch
    • 306-295-4124
    • Box 10 Ravenscrag
  • Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast
  • Piapot Saloon
    • 306-558-2055
    • Box 129 Piapot
  • Redmond House Bed & Breakfast
    • 306-662-2717
    • 309 Marsh St Maple Creek

Guides/Itinerary Recommendations

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  • Several nature trails in Center Block are good for birds
  • Drive through western portion of Center Block to find bluebirds and raptors
  • West Block easier to find Lazuli Bunting, Violet-green Swallow, Townsend’s Solitaire
  • Maps and bird lists are available at the Nature Center
  • Excellent for orchids

Travel Information

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  • Center Block reached via Hwy 21 (south from Maple Creek or north from Consul) (30 minutes)
    • Open year round
  • West Block reached via Hwy 271 (southwest from Maple Creek) (60 minutes)
    • Travel not recommended through the west block after large amounts of rain
  • Highest point in Saskatchewan (1300 m above sea level), unique community (ie lodgepole pine)
  • Many birds found here not found anywhere else in Saskatchewan, such as Common Poorwill, Red-naped Sapsucker, Dusky Flycatcher, and MacGillivray’s Warbler.

Getting There

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  • No fuel after Maple Creek
  • FM station: 103.5 along Trans-Canada by Maple Creek, 103.7 in Center Block

Contacts

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  • Camping Info: Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park: 306-662-5411

Things to Do

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  • Fort Walsh National Historic Park – re-enactments of North West Mounted Police
  • Interpretive program at the Center Block Nature Center
    • 306-662-5411
  • Cross-country skiing in winter
  • Conglomerate Cliffs
    • Calcium carbonate precipitates out of water draining from the cliff's edge. This, together with tremendous pressure, cements exposed gravel and stones together. This forms a unique cap protecting the hills from erosion.
  • Dark Sky Preserve
  • Cypress Hills Winery

Links

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Target Birds

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  • Wild Turkey (Bi)
  • Northern Goshawk (B)
  • Caspian Tern (B)
  • Forster’s Tern (B)
  • Common Poorwill (B)
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (B)
  • Red-naped Sapsucker (B)
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker (B)
  • Western Wood-Pewee (B)
  • Dusky Flycatcher (Rp)
  • Violet-green Swallow (B)
  • Townsend’s Solitaire (Ro)
  • MacGillivray’s Warbler (B)
  • Grasshopper Sparrow (B)
  • Lazuli Bunting (B)
  • Red Crossbill (B)
  • Pine Siskin (B)