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Medicine Hat Southern Alberta

Medicine Hat is the sunniest city in Canada, and that applies to its small-town heart, too. Truly. Its summer festivals and urban parks make it a place to stay or to plan your adventures around southeastern Alberta. ● So Coulee: The bizarre sandstone formations of nearby Red Rock Coulee Natural Area will make you feel like you’re on a Star Wars set. ● Did you know? The Medalta pottery made in the Historic Clay District was once shipped around the world.

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Saamis Tepee

Medicine Hat, Alberta
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By far, Medicine Hat’s most visible landmark is the Saamis Tepee! Originally constructed for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, the Saamis Tepee is a tribute to Canada’s native heritage. Built entirely of steel with a concrete foundation, the tepee is ringed with 10 large circular story-boards depicting aspects of native culture and history. After being moved to Medicine Hat, erection and assembly of the major structural elements of the Saamis Tepee began October 20th, 1991, and was completed in less than one week. Saamis Tepee is located on the Trans-Canada Highway next to the Tourism Medicine Hat Visitor Centre.

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Canalta Centre

Medicine Hat, Alberta
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The Canalta Centre is Medicine Hat's newest entertainment venue and home to the Medicine Hat Tigers.Located in the Box Springs Business Park, this state-of-the-art facility has seating for 7,100 people featuring 350 club seats, 22 suites, eight loge boxes, two community suites for public rental, and a lounge.The Canalta Centre is Medicine Hat’s premiere landmark for residents and visitors to cheer and to be entertained. The mission of the Canalta Centre is to provide a professionally managed, multi-use, first-class venue that generates positive economic impact for the local community.

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Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre

Medicine Hat, Alberta
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The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre is connecting everyone with Arts and Heritage. Whether you're an art lover, a cultural enthusiast, or someone who can appreciate the beauty of an architecturally stunning facility, the Esplanade brings for you visual art performance art and cultural heritage under one roof.

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Tours

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Alberta Sturgeon Fishing Adventures

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Experience a river run adventure on the South Saskatchewan River in the footsteps of Alberta's Indigenous people and prehistoric creatures who once called the Canadian Badlands their home. Join us for a day on the river where you will experience the true power of a sturgeon, Alberta's largest game fish.

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Prairie Sprinter Tours

Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Explore the Canadian Badlands with Prairie Sprinter. Scheduled travel opportunities from Calgary are available throughout the summer months. Choose from a day tour to Dinosaur Provincial Park, a multi-day tour through the region, or create a custom tour itinerary for your private group. Prairie Sprinter specializes in small group travel accommodating 10 to 24 passengers. Tours depart from the centrally located Calgary Tower and include round-trip transportation and a driver guide.

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Events

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Enerplus Olde Tyme Christmas Fair & Christmas Farmers' Market

Medicine Hat, Alberta
2018-12-06 To 2018-12-06 MST

The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede's Enerplus Olde Tyme Christmas Fair & Christmas Farmers' Market will be on Dec. 6 from 5-8 p.m. at Pioneer Village. Free for the entire family. The day will feature photos with Santa, hot chocolate, hot dogs, s'mores over an open fire, hay rides through the grounds. Visit the historic Pioneer Village buildings, including a blacksmith shop, McKay Creek school, fire hall, 1913 Webb ladder truck, St. James church, Austin's general store, the Garage and a replica RCMP detachment. Next door, at the Cypress Centre Auditorium, The Olde Tyme Christmas Farmers' Market takes place from 4-9 p.m. Do some Christmas shopping, take a break from the cold, and get a chance to catch up with your favourite Farmers' Market vendors.

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10th Annual Stampede Ranch Horse Competition

Medicine Hat, Alberta
2018-07-27 To 2018-07-27 MST

10th Annual Ranch Horse Competition & Sale - Selling 20 Head of Broke Ranch Horses and Prospects Show is at noon and the Sale is at 3:30!$9 - Gate AdmissionStampede Grandstands - 2055-21 Ave SECheck out the online catalogue at http://mhstampede.com/annual-events/ranch-horse-competition-sale!

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The Hunt

Medicine Hat, Alberta
2018-06-09 To 2018-08-03 MST

What does it mean to hunt? Why do people still hunt in a time when food is easy to purchase? Who are the hunters – and who were they? The Hunt is an in-house curated museum exhibit that explores the history of hunting and wildlife conservation in Southern Alberta from the earliest human presence to the modern day. From early Indigenous hunters to homesteaders, from trophy hunters to hipsters, this exhibit explores the changes in hunting practices and attitudes to animals over time and looks at the role of hunting in Southern Alberta today.

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