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Set within the wide scenic spaces of the South Saskatchewan River Valley, Medicine Hat is regarded as one of Canada’s sunniest cities. Steeped in history and draped in culture, a hearty collection of unique attractions await. From its community passion fuelled artsy haunts to its Clay Industries National Historic District, there’s plenty to get you reaching for your camera. The surrounding greenery and designated parks play host to a myriad recreational pursuits, while the city itself offers a warm welcome and post-adventure comforts.

Existing behind a shiny glass façade, the Esplanade Arts and Heritage center is Medicine Hat’s culture hub. The vibrant art gallery displays works by local and international artists, while the 25,000 artifact strong museum details the city’s rich history. The building is also home to a 700-seat theater, which hosts a buzzing program of drama, musicals and concerts. The Family Leisure Centre does exactly what it says on the tin. With a large swimming pool, a wave pool, slides, steam rooms, and an ice rink, there’s plenty of fun to be had for everyone. For a little leafy respite or recreation, take a stroll around the idyllic Police Point Park. Thriving with wildlife, miles of nature trails weave in amongst ancient cottonwood trees. Of course, you have to visit Medicine Hat’s most recognizable landmark. Decorated in artwork that pays homage to the land’s native history, Saamis Teepee stands at 215 feet – making it the tallest teepee in the world.

Hotels in Medicine Hat

There’s a tidy selection of hotels in Medicine Hat, including many large chain name establishments offering a familiar brand of comfort. The more upmarket digs offer plenty of luxuries, ranging from full service spas and health clubs, to posh onsite restaurants. The midrange hotels come particularly well appointed. Cushy rooms come packed with creature comforts, such as high speed internet, cable television and refrigerators, while the hotels themselves offer a wealth of amenities. Indoor pools, fitness centers, and hot tubs are all to be expected. There’s a good handful of cheap hotels in Medicine Hat too, along with numerous campsites for an even thriftier stay.

Where to stay

Wherever your hotel is in Medicine Hat, public buses make getting about easy. The best place to soak up the local flavor however is in the city’s gaslight-themed downtown district. Packed with more than 200 shops and services, you can shop until you drop and gorge on a cornucopia of culinary delights. If you’re in the mood for some outdoors recreation you can enjoy a round of golf, or explore the breathtaking landscapes and parks of the Saskatchewan Valley. Dinosaur Provincial Park and Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park are just a short jaunt away.

How to get to Medicine Hat

Just a couple of miles southwest of the city, Medicine Hat Municipal Airport is where you’ll be landing if you’re flying in. Serving a limited number of destinations, those coming from further afield can make a connecting flight through the much larger Calgary International Airport. Alternatively you can land at Calgary and travel to Medicine Hat by bus. Prairie Sprinter Shuttle and J&L Shuttle operate daily services between the cities. For those driving in, the city is convenient to get to, with the Trans Canada Highway running straight through it. For cheaper travel, the Greyhound bus makes a stop in the city center.