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 155 kilometres throughout the city. Nature lovers will love the city and the ability to float down the South Saskatchewan River during warm months.
Fueled with donuts and coffee the day begins navigating on two wheels amongst rugged prehistoric terrain of the river coulee.
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.
Thankfully this wave of momentum and its energy has been captured by the local municipal government, Alberta Parks and the local bike club 670 Collective.
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, the largest of Medicine Hat’s parks, is located a short distance west of Medicine Hat along the South Saskatchewan River.
Kin Coulee has over 100 acres of open space for outdoor activities and is Medicine Hat’s most popular picnic area.
A classic picnic park with grassy, tree-covered areas, a ballpark, a playground and horseshoe pits.
A centrally located playground and waterpark, along with many kilometres of tree-lined, paved walking and biking trails along the river.
Located across from City Hall and near Finlay Bridge, this park is often utilized for official functions and festivals.