alberta parks

Oct 3, 2011, 2:00 am

As you drive towards Medicine Hat there is a turnoff that leads you to a hidden gem in south eastern Alberta. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is an oasis in a seemingly endless area of ranch lands. Heavily treed with lodge pole pines and dotted with lakes and grasslands, Cypress is an impressive sight. Most visitors come in the summer to hang out at the beach, but there are about 50 kilometers of hiking and biking trails in the area and plenty of groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails in the winter.