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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Dark Sky Preserve

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Dark Sky Preserve is located in the southeast corner of Alberta and the southwest corner of Saskatchewan. During the daytime, the large park that straddles the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan lures in hikers, horseback riders, bikers, and many other outdoor enthusiasts. Cypress Hill is one of the darkest, easily accessible…read more »

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Dark Sky Preserve is located in the southeast corner of Alberta and the southwest corner of Saskatchewan. During the daytime, the large park that straddles the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan lures in hikers, horseback riders, bikers, and many other outdoor enthusiasts. Cypress Hill is one of the darkest, easily accessible dark-sky preserves and one of the largest with 39,600 hectares protected – that’s 97,850 football fields! The first park of its kind in Alberta, it’s the location for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s annual August star party. Visitors have access to the Dark Sky Observatory and Dark Sky Campground with admission. Expect dark skies and occasional Northern Lights!

Eleanor Imster