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.
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.
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.
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.
The Medicine Hat JazzFest has grown to a widely recognized world-class festival that has taken its place alongside the other great jazz festivals in Canada. It features an eclectic mix of venues, running the gamut from our signature concert at the downtown Bus Terminal parkade to the intimate and quaint atmosphere of late night clubs. It features both free and ticketed events as well as a number of educational opportunities including workshops, jams, and a concert for elementary school children.