Holiday Festivities in Medicine Hat

A full list of things to do during Medicine Hat's most festive months!
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Echo Dale Regional Park

Medicine Hat's largest park is located a short distance west of the city and will welcome you with two constructed lakes, one for swimming and one for paddling and fishing, one beach volleyball court, several gazebos and many picnic spots with firepits, including an accessible spot. There are kilometres of hiking and mountain biking trails thoughout the coulees — one leads to Gas City Campground. This Regional Park is a starting point for kayaks, canoes, and inflatable boats with its boat launch beside the South Saskatchewan River.

Mountain Biking at Echo Dale Regional Park.

mountain bike trails

Medicine Hat recently added 14 new trails in the last year that range in difficulty from green to black. From Gas City Campground to Echo Dale Regional Park, you can ride flowy trails right in the city!

Echo Dale Swim Lake.

swim lake

Lay in the sand, have a swim in the water, find a tree to relax in the shade, or have your children play on the playground, whichever you choose will be a splendid day underneath the sunshine. There is a Swim Centre that has food, drinks, and your swim essentials! There is large green space that surrounds the sand, as well as picnic spots, and a gathering space that can be rented for larger groups.

Camping in Echo Dale Regional Park.

camping

Escape solely into pure prairie lands with coulees that surround and protect. Set up a tent or park your trailer and start a fire to indulge in s'mores. This space is beautiful, peaceful, and quiet. With activities nearby, the swim lake, river, and walking and mountain biking trails, you'll never bore!

Echo Dale Farm.

Historic farm

This free experience invites you to learn what a day on the homestead looked like more than 100 years ago. Walk to the farm from the swimming lake and take a tour of the historic farm house, and say hello to the farm animals!

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Walking a dog at Echo Dale Regional Park.

paved trails

Stay on flat land or take a stroll into the coulees, there is length to explore on the paved trails in Echo Dale Regional Park. Near the fishing pond and campsites is an off-leash loop if you're bringing your furry friend. Take the path to the top of the coulee, and you'll find a beautiful viewpoint that overlooks the entire Regional Park.

The boat launch at Echo Dale Regional Park.

boat launch

The South Saskatchewan River is a refreshing way to experience the city from a whole new point of view. Use the boat launch for your kayak, canoe, stand up paddle board, floatie, or boat! You can rent river activity essentials with Outdoor Xcape Rentals here or with Let's Go Adventures here.

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Echo Dale Regional Park boat lake.

boat lake

This lake is stocked annual with approximately 1,800 different types of trout, courtesy of the Alberta Conservation Association! Fish the pond or enjoy a peaceful paddle — and you can invite your dog to sit on your board with you!
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