Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Tom Trott Hut

Information: 403-893-3833

    Experience the beautiful setting of Cypress Hills Provincial Park year-round in the comfort and seclusion of a hut or cabin.

    Browse our huts or call the Visitor Centre at 403-893-3833 to choose the perfect hut for your next adventure.


Lodge Capacity Available Rate
6 Person Nov 1 - Sep 30 $ 100 / night


    • Three single over single bunk beds
    • Wood stove
    • Axe and shovel
    • Sink, 5 gallon pail
    • Broom, dust pan
    • Pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups and utensils (*not provided May 1 - September 30)
    • Dish soap, drying rack
    • Dining table and chairs
    • Close to outhouse toilets
    • Firewood (*not provided May 1 - September 30)

What to Bring

    • Cooking stove and fuel
    • Firewood (*provided November 1 - April 30)
    • Food and water
    • Bedding/sleeping bag
    • Towels and toiletries
    • Matches and newspaper for lighting the wood stove
    • Flashlights and/or lanterns
    • Appropriate clothing and footwear
    • Cell phone


    This hut makes a wonderful home base for exploring Cypress Hills. Visit the Horseshoe Canyon viewpoint and experience the vastness of the surrounding prairies. Check out Head of the Mountain viewpoint, the highest point in the park, to experience stargazing at its best. The hut is close to a wide variety of hiking trails, and in winter the Spring Creek cross country trail system provides 10km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.

    In the summer and fall this hut is accessible by car, or you can choose to hike in using the trails and roadways. During the spring and winter access is limited to ski or snowshoe only.

    This hut can accommodate 6 people with two bedrooms and a sitting/eating area. It is heated by a wood stove, and solar panels provide lighting but no electrical outlets. It is located approximately 6km south of the Elkwater town site.

Please Note

    • There is no drinking water on-site, bring your own.
    • Dispose of grey water (e.g. dish water) in the outhouse.
    • Pack out all garbage.
    • To report illegal activity, threats to public/personal safety, serious noise complaints and dangerous wildlife encounters, phone 310-LAND (5263).
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    • In case of an emergency call 911.
    • There is cell reception at this hut.


    • Payment and check-in/check-out is at the Campground Registration Booth (Visitor Centre, Sept-May).
    • Check-in time is 4:00 pm.  Early check-in is not guaranteed.
    • Check-out time is 12:00 noon.  Late check-out is not available.
    • Late Arrivals: If you are arriving after our hours of operation, please call ahead to the Visitor Centre to make special arrangements to access your comfort camping unit.  
    •  Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to 2 p.m. on the day of check-in.  Cancellations may only be done by contacting the Reservation Line at 1-877-537-2757 or online at
    • Pets are not allowed in or around the buildings (with the exception of service dogs).
    • Smoking and/or vaping of tobacco and cannabis is strictly prohibited inside the buildings.

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