Canadian Camping Review : Cypress Hill, Saskatchewan.

I was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada. I have lived in a few provinces and explored many different natural areas. Every place I visit is unique and different in scenery and even energetic feel, each leaving it’s own special print on my soul. I wanted to share some of my favourite places I love to travel to, showing all the beauty that exists here in Canada!

Saskatchewan is know to be flat and void of, well pretty much most things…But last summer I got to experience such a gorgeous and unique side of Saskatchewan proving that even the prairies have lots to offer.

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This is cypress hills. These hills move from Saskatchewan to Alberta, creating a unique interprovincial park that crosses over two provinces. Both sides of the provincial park have different things to offer year, last year we camped on the Saskatchewan side. This was such a nostalgic place to visit reminding me of the cabins my grandparents owned at Whiteshell lake, Manitoba. The camp grounds where spacious and treed in creating a very cozy feel. There are many hiking trails, and a quaint lake with a beach.

Being a mom of three kids we really enjoyed that they also had a swimming pool, mini golf, a nature museum, restaurant, ice cream and a little store front. Our family loves the outdoors so we spent most of our time exploring the back roads and trails finding some of the most breathtaking views of sunsets and Cypress hills. I think its safe to say that the most amazing part of our trip was experience the observatory. The night skies in Saskatchewan are spectacular. They were telescopes set up so we could view all the amazing constellations in the sky, while being guided by very knowledgable staff.

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Over all this place was one of the best trips our family has taken. Extra activities were budget friendly, many times free and kept our children very entertained. If camping is not your thing there is many different options like a hotel, cabin rentals and summer camps. This place has such a beautiful, serene energy that carries with it so much history, big skies and open spaces. Top on our family favourites list.

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Canadian Camping review: Abraham Lake(and area), Alberta

Abraham lake and surrounding area is by far our family’s favourite place to visit. We came across this area when went on our first, kid-free weekend, camping getaway. How we found ourselves on the shores of this lake is a story within it’s self. This stunning and magical area has taught me so much about myself and opened me up to connecting back to the lands in a ways I never experienced before. The whole area that surrounds Abraham lake is breathtaking and full of an amazing and powerful energy like no other. You have the healing energy from the water, the grounding aspects of the forest, and the freedom and wisdom from within the mountains; a true treehugger, earth lovers dream.

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Surrounding the lake there is an abundance of hiking trails, waterfalls, rock climbing and so much more. Every time we visit, we find new places to explore and experience. There are many paid provincial campsites along the David Thompson highway from the town of Rocky Mountain House to the Abraham lake. As you move towards the lake you enter into “crown” land, where everyone is welcome to camp alongside the lake. This valley can be very windy so be sure to have lots of extra layers to cozy up in. And as always be mindful of the foot prints you leave behind as it will the affect the beauty of this place.

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These lands are sacred and the energy it carries is unique and healing. It inspires expression, creativity, and connections not only to mother earth but back to yourself. I have experience the energy heal not only myself but others that come here to reconnect back to themselves and disconnect from the pressures of the world. I believe that every place is special but this is one is full of lessons and wisdom if you are open to listening and receiving. IMG_9253.jpg

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Words can not explain the beauty that exists in this place, it is one you have to experience yourself. So go, explore and be sure to set aside time to soak it all in.