Our Downtown is filled with spectacular historic buildings, an incredible Contemporary Art Gallery & Museum, some terrific coffee shops, many trendy boutiques, and some unique and delicious restaurants. Grab a brochure at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre and take a self-guided Historic Walking Tour. Learn about some of the first buildings in Medicine Hat and many of the businesses that filled them through their lifetime. You can also see the interesting shops that sit in them now.

There is a Historic Movie Theatre called the Monarch Theatre. One of the oldest running movie theatres in Canada, The Monarch Theatre’s single screen shows new, unique, and classic movies every Wednesday & Friday–Sunday. Join them Wednesday and Sunday evenings for the always popular 6&6 special; $6 admission and $6 for a pop & popcorn combo. Visit for show listings and Dinner and a Movie specials with participating downtown restaurants.