Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Winter Survivors

Discover what it takes to survive winter in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.  Experience the thrill of creating your own winter shelter, fire-lighting and snowshoeing.  Do you have what it takes to survive the Cypress winter? Come find out!

This program includes

  • An introduction to snowshoeing, fire-lighting and shelter building
  • Exploring the Cypress Hills to see how animals adapt to survive in winter
  • Practicing winter survival skills through interactive activities
  • A pre-trip visit to your classroom to help students prepare for the trip

Check out our Winter Survivors YouTube Video.

Grade(s): 7 - 12
Curriculum: CTF and CTS Nat and Tou Credits
CTS and CTH Nat and Tou Credits
Environmental and Outdoor Education
Physical Education
    • Outcomes A, C, D
    Field Study / Classroom Combo
Duration: Full-Day
Location: Highway 41 Group Camping Area
Fees: $10 per student
Availability: Winter
Booking Information

This program consists of a 1 hour pre-trip presentation plus 4.5 hours in Cypress Hills. Snowshoes are provided for the field component.

Updated: Nov 3, 2023