Greetings (and camping info) from The Great White North.
So I am posting from a small town about an hour or so from Saskatoon SK. Gotta say it is pretty cool.
I know it rather far but since there are some avid outdoors folks on the board I will post it, because hey, you never know.
So I spent the first week camping in Alberta (hey those "Visit Alberta" ads work!) Elkwater Lake in Cypress Hills to be exact. Cypress Hills is an interprovincial park that straddles Alberta and Saskatchewan in the Canadian Badlands. This area of AB/SK is rolling prairies dominated by farms and cattle. Cypress Hills is really a unique spot for the area, heavily forested hills populated by trees that cannot be found for hundreds of miles. Also a historic place: Sitting Bull and his Sioux hid out here after they massacred Custer and his troops. A place filled with wolfers, bootleggers and renegades. It was so lawless that the RCMP was created to bring it under controll.
It may be be the same park but the two sides are different. As mentioned I was on the Alberta side this time and I camped the SK side three years ago or so. So the AB side is a little more wide open and Elkwater Lake is big enough that motor sports is allowed. We were right on the lake and it was very nice. Absolutely beautiful area with lots of hiking trails around.
The SK side has a lot more activities: horseback riding, zip lining lots of stuff for kids.
It is about 60 or so miles north or the border, and about an hour or so east of Medicine Hat AB. Pretty far I know but perhaps some of you will make you way up there one day.
Hope all is well with everyone, off to down a few Labatt's....