Itinerary - Biking, boating and camping in Cypress Hills
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Bike, camp, and canoe in one of Alberta’s most well-kept secret parks.
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Getting To Cypress Hills
Drive from Calgary: It’s about a four-hour drive east on the Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 E.
Drive from Edmonton: It’s about a six-hour drive south on the AB-36 S.
Drive from Regina: It’s about a five-hour drive west on the Trans-Canada Hwy/SK-1 W.
Morning – Bike Old Baldy Trail
Rent a bike right in the park and start your camping adventure off with a 1 km bike ride to the top of Old Baldy Trail. The summit is surrounded by a lush thicket of trees and overlooks the gorgeous Elkwater Lake.
Afternoon – Comfort camping at Firerock Cabin
Head back on Firerock Trail to find Firerock Cabin, a comfort camping destination located in the trail’s backcountry along the shore of Elkwater Lake. The charming rustic wood cabin is well-equipped with modern conveniences like electricity, an electric fireplace, and cosy bunk beds. Just bring food, cookware, and your sleeping bag.
Evening – Sunset watching around the campfire
Unwind in the evening around the campfire. Outside Firerock Cabin is a fire pit where you can keep warm and roast marshmallows. Take in a beautiful candy-coloured Alberta sunset and prepare for a busy second day of camping.