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Angelica Zarichny

“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."

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Erin Bennetto

“This is the perfect base for a remote worker, and I see a lot of positives to basing myself here.”

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Kerry and Phil Knowles

“There are so many nice trails here. And I will never get over the wildlife. Even in our backyard, we’ll see deer daily, and at least two moose once a year. It’s such a beautiful city.”

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Ben Coxson

“I’m just very grateful to have discovered Medicine Hat.”

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Prav and Belle Grewal

“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."

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James Kiess

“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.”

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Doyin Adeyemo

“I really like the nightlife and how lit up the city is when you’re driving through in the night. The ambiance is very bright, and it’s nice to look at and drive around. There isn’t a lot of screaming or partying — it’s very peaceful and colourful.”

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Stephanie Power

The rise of local businesses such as cafes, breweries, restaurants and shops in town inspired the Powers to stay.

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Robert and Annegret Jung

Robert and Annegret Jung moved from Kelowna B.C, with their 20-year chocolate business, and enjoy trails and city parks.

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Sewline Upholstery

Family business gives new life to old furniture.

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8 steps for a successful job relocation

8 steps to a successful job relocation in Medicine Hat.

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Angelique Doyle

"The waterparks are incredible — that’s where my children spent most of their time growing up. My sister-in-law and brother came to visit recently from Ontario, and I showed them the Ross Glen Water Park. They couldn’t believe it was free."

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Sunayan Mullick

"The fact that Medicine Hat is the sunniest city in Canada makes me really happy. I really enjoyed my first summer here — I walked the trails almost everyday after work for an hour and a half."

Xanthe Isbister

"I love how I can afford to live in a beautiful historic brick home, on a breathtaking tree-lined street, close to the Historic Downtown, and I can walk to work from where I live."

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Alicia Smith

"Alicia previously worked in day care, but she saw the move as an opportunity for a career change."

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Sourav Saha

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.

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Lauren Thomson

“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."

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Rob Pape

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.

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Lyndon Grunewald

"We love to go on day adventures with our kids and Medicine Hat is perfect for that."

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Jared Libke

“I only had to live here for two months to know this is where I wanted to end up.”

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Allison Carroll

“The bike club was like a second family to me, and that is really what kept me here."

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Coffee Culture

For a small city, Medicine Hat takes its coffee seriously.

Semi-Professional Sports

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.

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Justin and Milessa Gauthier

"That’s vital for us, to be a part of a community that values time with family."

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Syed Naqvi

“There are so many parks and recreational places here. My kids love skating, and swimming. Sometimes we just drive around for hours and adore all the beautiful old buildings and houses."

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Matthew Lofgren

“Honestly, when we first came here, we’d never heard of Medicine Hat. It was one of those places you drive through to get somewhere else. But, our first day here there was the Spectrum Sunshine Festival happening, and it was a beautiful sunny day. We realized really quickly there was more to the city,” says Lofgren.

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Carmen Bonilla

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.

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Darrell and Dawna Motz

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.

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AJ and Nicole Frey

“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."

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Ian and Carrie Sand

“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."

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Korie Seibel

“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.”

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Medicine Hat ranked #21 most livable city in Canada

Medicine Hat is one of the best communities in Canada, according to Maclean’s Magazine.

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Talitha Murengi

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.

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Michelle Amos

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.

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Jenny Bezanson

“There’s just a sense of ease and kindness that comes with the city, which I love.”

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Emily Snowdon

"There are so many pathways that seem endless, the weather is a big positive, and the community and atmosphere are very supportive,”

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Corley Farough

“The speed is so much slower here and it feels like everything is in reach.”

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8 tips for a successful home relocation

Local real estate agent Elizabeth McNally shares 8 tips on how to relieve stress and avoid mishaps during a relocation.

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Moving to a new city with your family

“When they were little, there were so many options and places. We did something different every day.”

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Moving to a new city alone

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.

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10 signs it's time to move to a new city

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.

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Can moving make you happier?

In Medicine Hat, the answer is likely yes.

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13 things to know about living in Medicine Hat

There are so many things to love about living in Medicine Hat - here are 13 of our favourites.

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The most epic moving checklist in the history of checklists

Ensure a seamless, stress-free move where nothing is left behind - so you can start enjoying your new city.

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High School Academies

Young people are able to take advantage of several special programs of study in the Medicine Hat area.

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Shae Fedorak

“Some of my closest friends are small business owners, and you can connect with people through your passions here."

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Colbi Pederson

“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.