With 155km of trails and 330 days of sunshine it’s easy to embrace the warm weather we have early in the year.
Here is a list of ways you can welcome spring in Medicine Hat!
Explore a trail
Put on your walking shoes, pump your tires, strap on your rollerblades, or hop on your skateboard, there are so many ways our trails can be explored. With 155 kilometres of connected pathways, you’ll be led to many beautiful viewpoints of breathtaking bluffs, historic landmarks, and waterways like South Saskatchewan River and Seven Persons Creek. Watch out for the wildlife! Deer are always roaming the land.
Head to one of our many plant and flower shops
Yes, your plants are ready to thrive as spring arrives, and we have the cutest stores to invite more greenery into your space! From succulents, to trees, shrubs, and flowering and non-flowering plants, you will find so many green and colourful friends to place on your shelf or plant in your yard. Want to know more? Check out our blog, Plant Shops in Medicine Hat!
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for pots and other plant care products, these stores have a wide variety to keep your current plants soaking in the sunshine!
Try something new on the menu at a coffee shop
The local owners of our coffee shops are always finding new and creative ways to introduce to us the most unique and delicious beverages. Whether it’s hot, cold, caffeinated, or decaf, a refreshing drink is always nearby in Medicine Hat. Tour downtown’s coffee shops with our Indy Coffee Tour! All are local to our city, giving you an authentic Medicine Hat coffee shop experience.
Pro Tip: Ask the barista to make you one of the most well-loved drinks on the menu!
Check out the Downtown Mural Tour
Through Medicine Hat Mural Fest, local and national artists have painted beautiful artwork on our brick buildings. All located in Medicine Hat’s Historic Downtown, you can enjoy the sunshine while you admire the talent that’s showcased from one end to the other in the heart of Medicine Hat with our Downtown Mural Tour!
Pro Tip: Take a photo, post it on Instagram and tag @tourismmedicinehat to be featured!
Local Life: Parks, bakeries, sunshine, and frogs!
Carmen Bonilla and her family have lived in Medicine Hat since 2013 and love spending time outdoors — especially when spring and summer invite the warm sunshine to the city. She, her husband, four children, and dog love exploring a new park or trail when the weather warms. Strathcona Island Park is their favourite spot — they once spotted frogs during their visit, and going to the pond to scope them out is now a must! Before they start their adventure, Redcliff Bakery & Eatery or McBride’s Bakery is always their first stop to indulge in freshly-baked sweet treats!