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Learn about Canada's North West Mouted Police, paddle the Frenchman River, do a downward dog with a goat, or visit the world's largest T-rex when you visit Cypress Hills - Destination Area.  If you are looking for more adrenaline, try a segway, horseback, or an ATV tour.  Relax with a locally brewed craft beer or award winning local wine.  Our partners in Southwest Saskatchewan and Southeastern Alberta offer one-of-a-kind tours and attractions that speak to our history, our tastes, and our sense of adventure.


Full Service lodges with townhouses and cabins. Guest ranches with room for groups. Fun and funky bed and breakfasts. Budget-friendly places to lay your head between adventures.


Looking for electric? Power? Sewer? Water? We have them all. There are 650 sites in Cypress Hills, plus new campgrounds at Grasslands National Park ( complete with oTENTiks) and treed full-service sites in Val Marie, Gull Lake, Leader, Eastend, and Maple Creek.


A trip to the Cypress Hills-Grasslands Destination Area is a feast for your senses. Enjoy a meal while gazing out at the lake, try a craft beer at the new Rafter R Brewery, or temp your taste buds with a tasty baked treat. Try an award winning Cypress Hills Wine and dine in one of many restaurants across the region.


Who doesn't love browsing unique stores and gift shops? You can find everything you need in our local communities. From locally sourced meat, art galleries, a brewery, antiques, bookstores, and crafts, you are sure to find a treasure to take home.


The museums throughout CGDA give us a glimpse into the past. The locals and volunteers that run the small town museums scattered throughout our area are passionate about preserving pieces of history and they love to share stories with visitors passing through. From small town museums and the T-Rex Discovery Centre, to National Historic sites, we have it all.


There is no shortage of adventures to have in the Cypress Hills-Grasslands Destination Area. We have stunning landscapes, National and Provincial Parks, guided tours, guest ranches, kayak experiences, goat yoga, and so much more!


We have 5 self-guided audio tours from TripVia Tours, guided kayaking and segway tours, and brewery tours. Tour a family fun farm on a train or let the kids enjoy a guided farm class. Interpretive tours in Grasslands National Park and Cypress Hills are always happening and go horseback or ATV riding at Reesor Ranch.


There are no shortage of golf courses in the Cypress Hills-Grasslands Destination Area. We are proud to showcase these two partners and also encourage you to check out our community partners to find other courses throughout the small towns in our area.

Winter Adventures

Photo by Ashlynn George Winter in the CGDA can be long, but there are so many fun ways to embrace the season. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, toboggan hills, hockey, rink burgers, curling, ice fishing, and winter ATV's are just a few of the activities that will be showcased throughout winter.

Our Communities

We are proud to partner with multiple communities in the Cypress Hills - Grasslands Destination Area. Small towns are an important part of our culture and economy and have a lot to offer both locals and tourists. If you are interested in seeing your Southwest Saskatchewan community showcased here, reach out to learn the perks of joining our team.

Cypress Hills Elevation Tour

A giant plateau, once surrounded by glaciers, Cypress Hills Elevation Tour takes you through a mixed forest ecosystem which includes Lookout Point, Conglomerate Cliffs, and Fort Walsh National Historic Site.

Sandhills & River Routes

Follow the South Saskatchewan River for breathtaking scenery and the awe-inspiring views of the Great Sandhills, one of Canada’s largest set of active sand dunes.

Forgotten Highway

Forgotten Highway takes you through Grasslands National Park and some of the most iconic landscapes of Southwest Saskatchewan.

Red Coat Trail

Follow the historic trail of the North-West Mounted Police, cross a continental divide, and discover the home of Scotty, the world’s largest T-Rex.


Rest, relax and recharge in the Cypress Hills-Grasslands Destination Area, where plenty of opportunities to refresh your energy and spirit await. Loads of activities like goat yoga, hiking, biking, and connecting with nature will help you feel rejuvenated and energized.