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".
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.
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