Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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Medicine Hat, Alberta
Medicine Hat is located in the southeast region of Alberta, Canada on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River near the confluence of the Rose and Seven Persons Creek.
Medicine Hat has a long history of natural gas, clay and coal mining. Today, the region is still one of the largest producers of natural gas in Canada. Some of the other industries in the Medicine Hat region include farming and tourism.
The river valley in the community is part of the 1450+ hectares of green space that has been set aside by the city for parks, trails and recreational opportunities. And connecting the parks, downtown and the river valley is a large 90+ kilometre network of paved, red rock and gravel trails.
The community of Medicine Hat and the surrounding prairie grasslands and Canadian Badlands provides plenty of opportunity for adventure in the south Alberta region of Canada.
During the summer months some of the activities enjoyed in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada include golfing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, birdwatching, picnicking, roller blading, camping, swimming and more.
During the winter months, when the snow falls and the temperatures drop, some of the activities enjoyed in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada include ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
There are some cultural sites to visit when in Medicine Hat like art galleries, theatre and museums. And there are historical sites to visit like the Historic Clay District, Echo Dale Homestead, Saamis Tepee and the Gas Light Downtown.
Many of the services and amenities that are important to travelers are located in the shops, boutiques and stores in the Gas Light Historic Downtown District or on the highway where there are "Big Box" stores.
Some of the services and amenities important to travelers include accommodations, attractions, tours, guides, campgrounds, retail stores, gift shops, restaurants, banks, gas stations, grocery stores, laundromat, coffee houses, pubs, internet, liquor store and real estate.