The wide open spaces and clear blue skies of southern Alberta are the canvas for the natural beauty of our city. Located in the scenic South Saskatchewan River Valley, Medicine Hat has 330 days of sunshine on average every year! This makes us "Canada’s Sunniest City", and an attractive year-round playground.
Our city is rich in local history and unique attractions, from the 20-story high Saamis Tepee, Medalta in the Historic Clay District, the historic downtown with over 200 shops (5 independent coffee shops included), to the state-of-the-art Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.
You’ll find over 100 parks and 115 kilometers of walking & biking trails throughout the city, as well as three local breweries, southeast Alberta’s largest shopping mall, casino, and full-service camping facilities. World-famous tourist attractions, such as Dinosaur Provincial Park, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park & the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology are just a short drive away.