Business View Civil & Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 8

121 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8 CYPRESS COUNTY, ALBERTA The sunniest county in Canada W ith a landmass of 1.3 million hectares, Cypress County is one of Alberta’s largest counties. Located in the province’s southeast, the municipality surrounds the city of Medicine Hat, the town of Redcliff, and includes 9 different hamlets. Local tourism interests include fishing holes, Cavan Lake and Sandy Point Recreational areas, and historical sites along scenic country roads. Also situated in the county is Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. It is the highest point between Ontario and the Canadian Rockies and consists of an upland prairie and forested area with campgrounds, trails, mountain biking trails, lakes, a snowboard/ ski hill, and a seasonal residential area called Elkwater. This Park is connected to a similar park in the province of Saskatchewan, which includes the Fort Walsh National Historic site. AT A GLANCE CYPRESS COUNTY, ALBERTA WHAT: A rural community ideal for businesses and families; Population 7,662 WHERE: Southeastern Alberta, Canada WEBSITE: