Medicine Hat

 

Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada located along the South Saskatchewan River. It is approximately 169 km (105 mi) east of Lethbridge and 295 km (183 mi) southeast of Calgary. This city and the adjacent Town of Redcliff to the northwest are within Cypress County. Medicine Hat was the sixth-largest city in Alberta in 2016 with a population of 63,230.

Started as a railroad town, today Medicine Hat is served by the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) and the eastern terminus of the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3). Nearby communities considered part of the Medicine Hat area include the Town of Redcliff (abutting the city's northwest boundary) and the hamlets of Desert Blume, Dunmore, Irvine, Seven Persons, and Veinerville. The Cypress Hills (including Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park) is a relatively short distance (by car) to the southeast of the city.

Historically, Medicine Hat has been known for its large natural gas fields, being immortalized by Rudyard Kipling as having "all hell for a basement". Because of these reserves, the city is known as "The Gas City".

Details
Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Dog Sledding
Hiking
Hockey
Hunting
Ice Fishing
Skating
Location
Province
Alberta

Getting There

Medicine Hat is situated on the Trans Canada Highway in the Southeastern corner of Alberta. It is 40 minutes west of the Saskatchewan Border and about 1.5 hours North of the United States Border. 

Driving

Distance Chart 
from Medicine Hat  

Banff - 419 kms / 260 miles 

Calgary 293kms / 182 miles 

Dinosaur Provincial Park 123kms /  76 miles 

Drumheller 247kms / 153 miles 

Edmonton 526kms / 327 miles 

Elkwater 66kms / 41 miles 

Lethbridge 168kms / 104 miles 

Red Deer 409kms / 254 miles 

Red Rock Coulee 50kms / 31 miles 

Waterton Park 298kms / 185 miles 

Writing-On-Stone 167kms / 104 miles