Why We Love Our Community!

We here at Blue Sky Veterinary Services would like to take a moment and share with you a brief outline of our great community in Cypress County and Medicine Hat!

Did you know that we have 330 days of sunshine around Medicine Hat per year! 

While your friends are out preg checking in the snow, you get preg check in the warm sun! 

Here is some great spots for you to check out on your days off:

Medicine Hat

  • ​​Historic Down Town

    • Monarch Theatre, Walking Tours, James Marshall Tour, Midnight Madness, Medicine Hat Stampede Parade, Chili Cook-off, Strathcona Island Park and Police Point Park)

  • Medicine Hat Jazz Festival

    • The longest running Jazz Festival in Canada, running for over 20 years with world wide performers mix

  • Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede

    • Summer Pro Rodeo, Stampede Summer Jam, Ranch Horse Competition and Sale, Enerplus Olde Time Christmas Fair, Weekly Farmer Markets, and Much More

  • "FREE-To-Borrow" bike program by Tourism Medicine Hat

    • 115 km of trails offers you a chance to embrace the quietness of nature, without leaving the luxury of urban life behind

  • Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre

    • Ballet, Archives Exhibitions, Gallery Exhibits

  • Café Tours

    • Book your Caffeine-Fuelled Tour

  • Aboriginal Culture 

    • The Hills are Alive Music and Dance Cultural Fest, History in the Hills, Saamis Tepee

  • Canalta Centre

    • Medicine Hat Tiger Hockey, Monster Truck Rally, Cars and Guitars, Dodge Ball Tournament for Charity and much more...

  • Pecha Kucha Night

    • Gatherings of creative people 20 slides x 20 seconds each

  • Great City Parks for you to go enjoy the beautiful scenery 

    • Echo Dale, Kin Coulee, Strathcona Island, Police Point Park, Lions Park, Riverside Veterans' Memorial Park, and Park After Dark (Movie at the Park, Concur the coulee, Beach Volleyball), and Off Leash areas for your four legged friend

Want to spread your wings and venture out for the day?

 

Cypress County, Alberta

  • Prairie Memories Museum (Irvine, AB)

    • Examples of prairie life in the early 20th century can be seen in a church, one-room school house, local residence, lumber store, and the railway memorabilia collection

  • Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Southern AB/Sask. Boarder)

    • Biking

      • Some trails here are suitable for mountain biking.  Other trails are good with any bike.

      • Bike rental is available during peak season in the Elkwater Lake area. 

    • Hiking

      • We have more than 50 kilometres of trails, ranging from natural to paved to boardwalk. 

      • Download the trails guide or get a copy at the Visitor Centre.

    • Horseback Riding

      • To ride your horse on the Alberta side of Cypress Hills Provincial Park, you must first obtain a free Equestrian Permit and parking pass.  Check our Equestrian page for information on the permit applications, recommended rides and safety tips. 

      • Equestrian camping is available at Spring Creek Equestrian Campground.

      • Historic Reesor Ranch offers "Cowboy Comfort with Atmosphere and Western Hospitality".  Horse-related activities include two-hour horseback riding excursions, buggy rides, and wagon rides.  Day visitors are welcome but must book in advance at 306-662-3498.

    • Hunting

      • Hunting is limited to the fall elk hunt which is done for elk management purposes.

      • See the Elk Management Hunt document for details.  

      • More info on hunting in Alberta's provincial parks is also available.

    • Golfing

      • Elkwater Park Golf Course

      • Lakeside Mini Golf & Frisbee Golf

    • Mountain Biking

      • We have one of the longest mountain biking seasons in Alberta, from April to October (depending on weather).

      • Exploring the roads in Cypress Hills takes in gnarly climbs and elevation gain to reach some amazing viewpoints.

      • There are also over 60 km of trails to explore, ranging from paved easy ones to technical downhill trails.  More trails are being completed every year.  See our Summer Trails Guide.

      • Trails begin at an elevation of 1,234 m above sea level (the same as Banff) and rise 200 m to the highest point east of the Rockies.

      • Cypress Hills Provincial Park hosts several adventure race events including Conquer the Valley, Mile High Tri and Battle Creek Showdown.

    • Off-Highway Vehicles

      • Off-highway vehicles are NOT ALLOWED in the park.  This includes snowmobiles, dirt bikes and 3-wheelers.

      • Sightseeing by Vehicle

    • Driving Routes Map

      • On the west driving route, visit Head of the Mountain viewpoint, the highest point in the Cypress Hill.  Horseshoe Canyon Viewpoint has a spectacular view of the countryside to the north and northwest.

      • The east driving route is a 60-kilometre loop. Reesor Viewpoint has a panoramic view. You can continue to Fort Walsh National Historic Site on the Saskatchewan side of the interprovincial park.

      • Sightseeing by vehicle is dependent on road conditions. Occasionally, some roads are closed due to heavy rainfall, slumping, etc.  To check on road conditions, please contact the Visitor Centre.

"Outstanding Service for Client and Community"

Dr. Megan Williams

(403) 580-7331