Sunshine Trolley Tours

Family Events
Saturdays in September — 10 am and noon!
Jun 29
Sep 30, 2023
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With your pass, you’ll ride around the city once to see just a few of the many historic and cultural landmarks. As always, children 12-and-under ride for free.

Bring your headphones!

The Sunshine Trolley Tour now features the TROLLEY STORIES audio tour. Find your seat, scan a QR code, and enjoy stories told by the locals!

Explore Medicine Hat! 

After meeting at the Visitor Information Centre, riders will then make their way to Kiwanis Central Park, where they can check out CHAINSAW ART BY LOCAL ARTIST MARINA COLE, as well as Moby Dick the Whale Slide.

After Kiwanis Central Park, riders will weave through Medicine Hat’s Historic Downtown before stopping near the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. Take your time to check out the Ewart-Duggan House, the World’s Largest Chess Set, the GIANT King Piece, or the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.

Next up is Medalta in the Historic Clay District, a key piece of the area’s history. After, riders will head to Strathcona Island Park, where Medicine Hat’s name came to be. While at Strathcona Island Park, riders can learn about Police Point Park, which sits just across the South Saskatchewan River.

Riders will begin their journey back to the Visitor Information Centre, with quick detours to check out River Road and Kin Coulee Park.

After the detours are over, riders will make one final stop at the Saamis Tepee to learn more about a significant piece of Indigenous history.

Guided Tours! 

Join longtime Hatter Barry Finkelman on the Sunshine Trolley July 8, 15, 22 and 29 — and August 5, 19 and 26 for guided tours around Canada’s Sunniest City.

Can’t make a Saturday? No problem! Bill Cocks will be giving guided tours every Thursday in July and August!

Additional notes for riders:

  • The Sunshine Trolley is not equipped with air conditioning. Please bring water along for your ride and dress for the weather.
  • The Sunshine Trolley is now wheelchair accessable, maximum of 2 per tour, please select wheelchair pricing at checkout. LIMIT OF TWO PER RIDE. Due to time constraints, wheelchair participants will not be able to get off at stops during the tour. The wheelchair lift can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. Mobility scooters will not fit on the lift.
  • All other seating is general admission. Please be respectful of other riders’ needs.
  • The Sunshine Trolley can be a bumpy and shaky ride at times and may not be a suitable experience for those sensitive to loud noises.
  • Riders are encouraged to use the restroom at the Visitor Information Centre before their ride.
  • Please note that pets are not allowed on Sunshine Trolley Tours

Each stop will allow riders to get out and explore the area.

Loop (leaves at 10 and noon)

Depart Visitor Information Centre

Depart Kiwanis Central Park

Depart Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre/World’s Largest Chess Set and GIANT King Piece area

Depart Medalta in the Historic Clay District

Depart Strathcona Island Park

A short loop in Kin Coulee Park

Depart Saamis Tepee

Arrive at Visitor Information Centre