Things to do

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7-11418 Eagle Butte Rd, Cypress County

Making the wonders of the universe accessible to all who have ever looked up at the night sky and been amazed, the Eagle Butte Observatory is a privately owned and operated facility boasting state of the art equipment. Book your visit at  

55 South Railway Ave., Dunmore

Immerse yourself into the early 20th century as you wander through a town setting that includes a church, one-room schoolhouse, family home, cabin, lumber store, as well as a railway memorabilia collection. 

8304 AB-41, Elkwater, Alta.

Some favourite summer activities include hiking, water sports, nature and wildlife viewing, horseback riding, mountain biking, golfing, geocaching, and fishing. Winter activities include ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, winter camping, fat biking, snowshoeing, snow luge and skiing/snowboarding at Hidden Valley Ski Resort. Additionally, due to its high elevation and lack of urban light pollution, Cypress Hills was the first designated Dark Sky Preserve in Alberta and is one of the largest in North America. If the conditions are right, you may even get to see aurora borealis!

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856 3rd Ave Dunmore

Offering year-round entertainment and seasonal outdoor activities, Dunmore Dugout is a great spot for the whole family. Indoor activities include laser tag, climbing wall, trampoline, soft play, and nerf wars. Outdoor activities include go karts, batting cages, mini golf, bounce world, kraze maze, and a ropes course. For more information, visit 

Cypress County Welcome Centre

430 Lehr St., Walsh, AB

The Welcome Centre operates from mid-May until September long weekend. It promotes and celebrate our businesses, tourism operators, and artisans with information, resources, as well as the ‘Badlands Boutique’ which features products from all of Cypress County.
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Range Road 72, Seven Persons

Offering equipment and resources for the study of astronomy, The Sunridge Observatory is open to visitors and groups. For more information, visit 

107 Clubhouse Dr. Desert Blume, Alta.

This world-class golf course features pristine conditions in a beautiful desert setting. Combined with the beautiful conditions generated by summer heat, smooth and fast greens make for a great round. The Course also offers a fully stocked Pro Shop as well as a Clubhouse serving breakfast, lunch, and supper. Practice your swing year-round with their Hawk Golf Simulator while enjoying food and drink. For more information about the Desert Blume Golf Course, visit  

Highway 41, Elkwater

Located in the heart of the Cypress Hills Park, Hidden Valley Ski Resort features a range of features multiple runs, a Terrain Park, Mini Park, and Day Lodge, lessons, and rentals. The slopes are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday with extended hours during vacation times and holidays. Plan your next ski day at 

192 Charles St., Dunmore

Dunmore Equestrian Centre includes an outdoor riding arena, state-of-the-art announcer’s booth, grandstand seating, and a horse hotel. The facility offers clinics/workshops, competitions, rodeos, facility rentals, riding pass memberships, and a Horse Hotel with drop-in for travelers. For more information, visit