Tag : Provincial Park

Writing On The Stone Provincial Park Alberta

We departed Brooks, Alberta in thick, heavy smoke and made our way south to Milk River along the border of Alberta and Montana. The wildfires in British Columbia were still burning out of control and the smoke from the fire continued to blow east into Alberta and beyond. We continued our drive south hoping for clearer skies and cleaner air. …

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Kinbrook Island Provincial Park Brooks Alberta

It was hot and smokey! The wildfires in British Columbia continued to burn and the smoke continued to blow into Alberta. We could not get away from it. We headed south past Brooks to Kinbrook Island Provincial Park which sits along the east side of Lake Newell. The campground is really on an island which you access via a short …

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Cypress Hills Elkwater Alberta

Elkwater Elkwater is a small town in Alberta about 40 miles southeast of Medicine Hat with a population of just under 100 people. It sits at about 4,000 ft elevation and is located along Elkwater Lake and in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. The area provides a cool respite from the hot summer days experienced in the prairies.  Elkwater is …

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Cypress Hills Elkwater Alberta Firerock Campground

  We had a reservation at Ferguson Hill Campground but when we saw the heavily treed site we realized it would be a bear to get into and the road in and out had lots of low hanging branches. No fun. We found a first come first serve site early in the morning and the office transferred our reservation over. …

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Alberta Canada

From one Cypress Hills to another. We left Cypress Hills Centre Block in Saskatchewan and headed to Cypress Hills Elkwater in Alberta. Both are part of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (CHIPP) but the Alberta Cypress Hills has the highest point amongst them. More on that in a future post.   Cypress Hills Elkwater has 7 campgrounds and well over …

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Cypress Hills Centre Block Saskatchewan Lookout Point

Lookout Point Lookout Point is on the way to Bald Butte and sits at an elevation of 1275 m so not quite as high as Bald Butte but close. This viewpoint looks to the north and on a clear day you can see the town of Maple Creek and maybe even The Great Sand Hills further to the north.   …

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Cypress Hills Centre Block Saskatchewan Meadows Campground

We departed Grasslands National Park and made our way to Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, AKA CHIPP.   Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is an area in southwestern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta and has the highest point between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains. It is a unique topography as the pine forest hills jut out in the middle of the prairies at …

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Lundbreck Falls Provincial Park Alberta

We have stayed at Lundbreck Falls on countless occasions and have found it easily accessible for an overnighter. In the past few years the summer months have found the campground always full so we have stayed elsewhere. This year we were passing through during the off season and we were the only ones there!!! Yay!!   Campground: Lundbreck Falls Provincial …

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Chain Lakes Provincial Park Alberta

As we made our way from Elko, British Columbia to Alberta we continued to have some smokey skies from the fires in British Columbia and the Banff area of Alberta.  We headed through Fernie and over the Crowsnest Pass and into Alberta.   Then we continued north on Highway 22 which is one of our favorite roads with beautiful rolling …

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Kikomun Provincial Park British Columbia

  Campground: Ponderosa Campground Location: Kikomun Creek Provincial Park – British Columbia Site: P30 (back-in) Cost: $41.30 (CAD) Services: Dry camping Comments: A lovely campground with waterfront sites.  There are some tight sites at the entrance with power but the best sites are near the water.   Other sites at Kikomun:   Besides heading to the beach on a short …

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