Sunshine Trolley

Historic Downtown

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Hop on-board Medicine Hat’s Sunshine Trolley and explore Canada’s Sunniest City.

With your pass, you’ll ride around the city once to see just a few of the many historic and cultural landmarks. As always, kids 12-and-under ride for free!

Before you board — 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!

This year features a new loop around 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!

Additional notes for riders:

  • The Sunshine Trolley is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
  • The Sunshine Trolley does not have air conditioning. Please dress for the weather and bring water for your ride.
  • Seating is general admission. Please be respectful of other riders’ needs.
  • The Sunshine Trolley was built in 1985 on a motorhome chassis and converted to a trolley. It 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.
  • 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, see a bit of the area and grab a selfie. Feel free to tag us on any social media platform by using the hashtag #myMHsummer.

Get Onboard

1. Purchase your pass

Adult pass: $15

Children 12 years and under ride free! (Please note children 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 24 seats per ride. The trolley's capacity is 34. Please be respectful of other cohorts' seating needs when possible.

Sunshine Trolley Schedule

The Sunshine Trolley runs Wednesday to Saturday every week through summer!

Loop One

9:10 am Depart Visitor Information Centre

9:20 am Depart Saamis Tepee

9:35 am Depart Kiwanis Central Park

9:50 am Depart Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre/World’s Largest Chess Set and GIANT King Piece area

10:10 am Depart Medalta in the Historic Clay District

10:25 am Depart Strathcona Island Park

Pass through Kin Coulee Park on the way back to Visitor Information Centre

10:50 am Arrive at Visitor Information Centre

Loop Two

11:10 am Depart Visitor Information Centre

11:20 am Depart Saamis Tepee

11:35 am Depart Kiwanis Central Park

11:50 am Depart Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, World’s Largest Chess Set and GIANT King Piece area

12:10 pm Depart Medalta in the Historic Clay District

12:25 pm Depart Strathcona Island Park

Pass through Kin Coulee Park on the way back to Visitor Information Centre

12:50 pm Arrive at Visitor Information Centre

Loop Three

1:20 pm Depart Visitor Information Centre

1:30 pm Depart Saamis Tepee

1:45 pm Depart Kiwanis Central Park

2:00 pm Depart Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre/World’s Largest Chess Set and Giant King Piece area

2:20 pm Depart Medalta in the Historic Clay District

2:35 pm Depart Strathcona Island Park

Pass through Kin Coulee Park on the way back to Visitor Information Centre

3:00 pm Arrive at Visitor Information Centre

Book a private trolley tour!

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.

Click here to send us a message and we will get back to you with information.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered some frequently asked questions we receive about the Trolley. Check out the list here.

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