Move to Play

In one word, Medicine Hat is sunshine.

An average of 330 days of sunshine, 150-plus kilometres of trails, beautiful parks and a long golf season make Medicine Hat a great place to live

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Elkwater, AB.

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Downtown Medicine Hat.


Medicine Hat’s Historic Downtown architecture was primarily influenced by the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883 and subsequent clay and natural gas discoveries.

Today, Medicine Hat’s Historic Downtown is home to a revived culture of creativity anchored by Medalta’s contemporary ceramic arts center, the Esplanade, and numerous studios and arts organizations in the downtown core.As for downtown itself, many of those early rail-inspired brick buildings are still standing and occupied by independent retailers, coffee shops, studios, and breweries who have encouraged a new generation of creative expression.

Many downtown business owners have invited local and international graffiti and mural artists to turn the exterior sides of their buildings into public artworks. The result is a bright collection of murals that express our local identity and culture.


Imagine a place where you can breathe in traces of our industrial heritage, learn through hands-on activities, be inspired by artistic expression, and experience the heart of community in Medicine Hat.Medalta in the Historic Clay District is that place.

Medalta is a National Historic Site that has been converted into an industrial heritage museum. Far from a static museum, Medalta is a dynamic space that activates community and inspires change. Their entire campus is the result of a dedicated restoration effort supported by the local community and all three levels of government. The result is a stunning context for dynamic experiences.

Medalta is a venue for community economic development, educational programming, artistic expression and practice, and heritage preservation.

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Medalta in the Historic Clay District.


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E-scooters in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

City Trails & Parks

Looking to get outside? Over 150 kilometers of paved trails weave along creeks, coulees, and the South Saskatchewan river. Professionally cut, well-maintained mountain bike trails will get you up close and personal with the area’s badlands geography.

City Facilities

The city’s recently-completed Big Marble Go Centre features a 17,000 square foot fitness centre, a gymnasium with two full-sized double basketball courts, a field house with two soccer fields, an outdoor football field, a skating rink, lane swimming and wave pool. Elsewhere, Badlands View offers a 40 foot tall rock-climbing
wall with auto-belay.

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Move to Medicine Hat. Medicine Hat city facilities.

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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Drive out to visit Red Rock Coulee

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Explore the Region

SOutheast Alberta

Your adventure awaits.The Cypress Hills gently rise 600 meters above the surrounding prairie landscape of Southeastern Alberta. This elevation gives the small community of Elkwater the perfect environment to enjoy trails and wildlife.

Within the park you will find lodging and facilities to accommodate your stay. You will also discover a variety of winter activities within the park such as a snow luge, skating trail, outdoor ice rink and ski resort. The Visitor Centre has rental equipment to get you out enjoying the trails and the fresh air.

Approximately 45 minutes southeast of Medicine Hat.

Biking in Cypress Hills, Alberta.

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.