Get up off the couch, put on your shoes and let's go out. It's time to see what Medicine Hat has to offer…
Standing at over 200 ft. tall and 160 ft. wide, the Saamis Teepee is a staple landmark in Medicine Hat and is also the largest Teepee in the world. The structure was originally made for the 1988 Olympics in Calgary but was then donated and relocated to the city. Inside you will find all sorts of fascinating information and paintings depicting the culture of the Plains Aboriginals so take a self-guided tour of the Saamis Archaeological site and get lost in both the beauty and the rich history found on these grounds.
Go back in time and catch a glimpse of what used to be a very dominant industry in the early days of Medicine Hat. The Medalta Potteries is a site of rich history as it used to serve as an important production factory for the British Empire, but today has been turned into an art gallery displaying incredible pieces of clay and pottery from both the past, and the present.
Police Point Park
If you're looking to take in Alberta's beautiful scenery then Police Point Park is a great place to start. This natural reserve has a very well-kept trail system which allows you to observe all kinds of wildlife while you hike along the South Saskatchewan River. The Police Point Nature Centre also offers various interpretive programs for you to embark on throughout the year while you surround yourself with the unique landscape of the prairie river valleys.
Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
Perhaps the most anticipated event of the year, the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is a 4-day festival during the last week of July that features live music, visual arts, rodeos, a parade and so much more. A tradition that dates back to 1887, this is Alberta's oldest exhibition and an occasion you certainly don't want to miss.
Echo Dale Regional Park
This historic farm site is now the perfect outdoor destination for adults and children alike. Located just a short 15 minute drive outside of the city, bring the whole family out for a BBQ by the playground or cool off from that hot summer sun by taking a swim in the lake . The park staff always makes sure that the area is kept tidy and safe so go ahead and plan a trip to spend a nice, relaxing day at Echo Dale Regional Park.