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With an average of 330 days of sunshine, Medicine Hat’s abundance of parks are well used. To make things better, the city boasts a trail system that spans 115 kilometres throughout the city. Nature lovers will love the city and the ability to float down the South Saskatchewan River during warm months.

A biker rides through the bike trail along the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat.

my perfect day

mountain biking in medicine hat

with Chris Istace

Fueled with donuts and coffee the day begins navigating on two wheels amongst rugged prehistoric terrain of the river coulee.

ride the

south saskatchewan

Canoeing, Kayaking, Boating–or just float down the river.
The South Saskatchewan River is used frequently for all these pursuits. Set into the river upstream at the Echo Dale Park’s boat launch and have an easy journey right through the heart of downtown.

Kayakers at sunset on the lake at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

city parks

get out and explore

Police Point Park

Named because it was once the location of a Northwest Mounted Police outpost, the park is now a great place to enjoy nature in Medicine Hat.

Echo Dale Regional Park

Echo Dale, the largest of Medicine Hat’s parks, is located a short distance west of Medicine Hat along the South Saskatchewan River.

Kin Coulee Park

Kin Coulee has over 100 acres of open space for outdoor activities and is Medicine Hat’s most popular picnic area.

Lions Park

A classic picnic park with grassy, tree-covered areas, a ballpark, a playground and horseshoe pits.

Strathcona Island Park

A centrally located playground and waterpark, along with many kilometres of tree-lined, paved walking and biking trails along the river.

Riverside Veterans' Memorial Park

Located across from City Hall and near Finlay Bridge, this park is often utilized for official functions and festivals.

the great

big paddle

The Great Big Paddle is back after a one year hiatus and it is slated for July 10, with organizers working to finalize details.

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