“We love this city. From the people, to the amenities, to the recreations and the parks – it’s all here and we’re really happy to be here."
“This is the perfect base for a remote worker, and I see a lot of positives to basing myself here.”
“The downtown atmosphere has really become a lively place. There is a lot going on down here, and I love it. It is now the place to spend your time, and the historic and classic buildings remind me of Vienna and the canal.”
“I’m just very grateful to have discovered Medicine Hat.”
“It’s such a beautiful and comfortable community to raise a family, and I’m excited for us to experience the city with our daughter."
“It’s so much fun to have the wildlife here with children. I think I even get a little more excited about it than they do.”
The rise of local businesses such as cafes, breweries, restaurants and shops in town inspired the Powers to stay.
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"Alicia previously worked in day care, but she saw the move as an opportunity for a career change."
When you cross the street, someone stops for you, and when you stop for someone, you get a little wave. It’s the small things that make a big difference and it showcases the quality of people that live here.
“My kids also love the parks here. There is one about six houses down from us, and then at least five other parks in the area that are within walking distance."
Rob Pape moved to Medicine Hat 15 years ago with no expectation of being happily married and the executive director of the Folk Music Club.
"We love to go on day adventures with our kids and Medicine Hat is perfect for that."
“I only had to live here for two months to know this is where I wanted to end up.”
“The bike club was like a second family to me, and that is really what kept me here."
For a small city, Medicine Hat takes its coffee seriously.
Medicine Hat is home to the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers, and Western Canadian Baseball League’s Medicine Hat Mavericks, providing great fan experiences nearly year-round.
We love checking out a new playground every day. Whether we walk or drive, we take the dog and explore a new trail or park. The kids’ favourite place is Strathcona Island Park.
They had a vision to create a new bed and breakfast that would promote the experiences Southern Alberta offers. In 2017, five years after their move, they officially opened Guesthouse 71.
“Our move has worked out in our favour in many ways, and there are still surprises along the way that show us this was the right decision."
“We fell in love with Downtown Medicine Hat when we visited three years ago, because it reminded us of Victoria and Nelson, B.C. The historical buildings are beautiful."
“There is a happy medium for families, couples and singles here,” she says. “The community is supportive, friendly and relaxed, and it’s a place where you can make those lifelong connections.”
Medicine Hat is one of the best communities in Canada, according to Maclean’s Magazine.
Murengi homeschools her children and says there is an extensive homeschooling community in the city, which is how they’ve met many other people and young families.
Michelle Amos and her husband lived all over the world while her husband worked in the military, and they decided that Medicine Hat felt most like home when he retired.
“There’s just a sense of ease and kindness that comes with the city, which I love.”
"There are so many pathways that seem endless, the weather is a big positive, and the community and atmosphere are very supportive,”
“The speed is so much slower here and it feels like everything is in reach.”
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“When they were little, there were so many options and places. We did something different every day.”
It can be decided in Medicine Hat whether one has a downtown, prairie, city-scape or river view in a quiet neighbourhood that awakes us with breathtaking sunrises, and settles us with calm sunsets.
With a whole world out there, new experiences call our name; some are temporary and some are permanent. The key is truly knowing when it’s time to find a new city to call home.
In Medicine Hat, the answer is likely yes.
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Young people are able to take advantage of several special programs of study in the Medicine Hat area.
“Some of my closest friends are small business owners, and you can connect with people through your passions here."
“Having a lot of parks, paths and close vicinity to schools is really nice. Medicine Hat is just really beautiful.”
Move to Medicine Hat is actively supported by these lead community minded organizations, and made possible in part through funding / sponsorship.
The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services. Les gouvernements de l’Alberta et du Canada travaillent en partenariat et financent conjointement des programmes et des services d’aide à l’emploi.