Hop on-board Medicine Hat’s Sunshine Trolley and explore Canada’s Sunniest City!
Sunshine Trolley tour loops have finished for 2023!
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, start your tour with a stop at Saamis Tepee to learn more about a significant piece of Indigenous history. 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.
We take great care to ensure Medicine Hat’s Sunshine Trolley is always in tip-top shape. Occasionally we run-into unscheduled maintenance needs. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, your safety is our priority!
Join tour guide Bill Cocks on the Sunshine Trolley every Thursday in July and August! Bill has lived in Medicine Hat for many years, served on city council and carries a wealth of knowledge on Canada’s Sunniest City!
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 the Hat! Barry has spent decades living in Medicine Hat and served as executive director at Medalta in the Historic Clay District.
Additional notes for riders:
The Sunshine Trolley is wheelchair accessible. 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
Please dress for the weather and bring water for your ride.
Seating is general admission. Please be respectful of other riders’ needs.
It can be a bumpy and shaky ride at times and may not be a suitable experience for those sensitive to loud noises.
The Sunshine Trolley is an enclosed, tight space. Please be mindful of other riders and do not wear strong perfumes/other scents.
Riders are encouraged to use the restroom at the Visitor Information Centre before their ride.
A Sunshine Trolley ticket does not get riders admission into Medalta’s museum. The museum is paid admission only. Riders are encouraged to enjoy Medalta’s exterior attractions as well as the gift shop.
Each stop will allow riders to get out and explore the area. Feel free to tag @sunshine.trolleys in your posts!
Get On board
Adult pass: $15
* Children 12-and-under ride for free and must be accompanied by an adult.
2. Book your seat
Each ticket is good for one loop around the city!
* Seating is first-come, first-served and tickets are sold as general admission.
* We are offering 20 seats per ride and two additional wheelchair seats. The trolley's capacity is 26. Please be respectful of other cohorts' seating needs when possible.
Sunshine Trolley Schedule
The Sunshine Trolley runs Wednesday to Saturday every week through summer!
10 am Depart Visitor Information Centre
10:15 am Depart Kiwanis Central Park
10:30 am Depart Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre/World’s Largest Chess Set and GIANT King Piece area
10:50 am Depart Medalta in the Historic Clay District
11:05 am Depart Strathcona Island Park
A short loop in Kin Coulee Park, behind the bandshell
11:15 am Depart Saamis Tepee
11:30 am Arrive at Visitor Information Centre
Noon Depart Visitor Information Centre
12:15 pm Depart Kiwanis Central Park
12:30 pm Depart Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre/World’s Largest Chess Set and GIANT King Piece area
12:50 Depart Medalta in the Historic Clay District
1:05 pm Depart Strathcona Island Park
A short loop in Kin Coulee Park, behind the bandshell
1:15 pm Depart Saamis Tepee
1:30 pm Arrive at Visitor Information Centre
Weddings, Brewery Tours, private sightseeing tours and so much more!
The Sunshine Trolley can be booked privately and is a great way to experience Medicine Hat.
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What are you riding in?
A 2008 Supreme Trolley purchased from a vintage vehicle collector in Newfoundland. The newer trolley is propelled by a 5.9L diesel Cummins engine that was newly-built in 2019 by Cummins in South Carolina. Tourism Medicine Hat purchased this unit in 2022.
A 1998 Ford Motorhome that was transformed into a vintage trolley, powered by a Chevy Big Block V8 gasoline engine. This trolley was purchased and transported from Drumheller, Alberta five years ago.