The Cypress Hills

When it comes to ziplining, I’ve found the experience is only as special as the environment in which you do it. This makes flying with Cypress Hills Eco Adventures particularly interesting. Straddling the borders two provinces, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park contains the highest elevation between the Rockies and Labrador. With a zipline, treetop adventure park, treetop drop and climbing wall, this award winning company believes in pushing your boundaries, just like any self-respecting bucket list.

Overview

Length of Trip : 1.5 - 2 hours long for the Zip Tour

Cost : $80 per person + GST for the Base Fair (no cancellation once booked). $90 per person + GST for the Flex Fare. Tour includes six zip lines and walking the giant sky bridge.

Best time to go : May through September. September by reservation only

Wheelchair friendly : Call ahead to make arrangements if possible.

Family friendly : Yes. There is a weight limit however. You need to weigh between 50 and 250 lbs

Where to eat : Ivan’s Restaurant inside The Resort at Cypress Hills. Located adjacent to the zipline adventure. Steaks, chops, pasta, and casual dining favourites. Call: (306) 662-4477.

Official Site : http://zipcypresshills.ca/

Where to Stay : The Resort at Cypress Hills is open year round, very close to the zipline tours. They offer hotel rooms, condos and cabins, and it's a great location explore the attractions and wonders of the Saskatchewan side of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

Getting There : Cypress Hills Eco Adventures is Located in the centre block of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park on the Saskatchewan side (not the Alberta side). To access BaseCamp from the #1 Highway: turn south at junction #21, go through Maple Creek, SK, and continue on Highway #21 (straight south). Drive 28 kms and then turn right (Highway #221). Once through the park entry gate, turn left on Cypress Drive and follow the signs that show a person zip lining.

Note from Robin : While you're in the area, visit the town of Eastend and check out Canada's most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Discovered by a local high school teacher in 1991, "Scotty" is on display in town’s T.rex Discovery Centre.

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Credit: Paul Austring/Tourism SK

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Credit: Douglas E Walker/Tourism SK

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Credit: Cypress Hills Eco Adventures

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Credit: Cypress Hills Eco Adventures

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Credit: Paul Austring/Tourism SK

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