Lethbridge, Alberta City Profile

Lethbridge, Alberta is the 4th largest city in the province (behind Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer).  Its located just south of Calgary, Alberta on the Oldman River. They have the only University in Alberta south of Calgary and two of the three campuses in Southern Alberta are in Lethbridge.  Lethbridge was originally developed from coal drift mines by the North Western Coal and Navigation Company and was named after their president William Lethbridge.  Before this time, this area was a complete mess with Americans fighting Natives and the area was a hot Whiskey trade.  Eventually the RCMP (then known as the North-West Mounted Police) came in, restored order and eventually the large coal mining company came in.   The first railway came into town by 1885 which helped the city thrive, grow, and dream because of the railroad industry’s dependence on coal.

Population: City – 87,882 | Metro – 100,000+
Elevation: 2,990ft (910m)
News: Lethbridge Herald | Lethbridge Sun Times | Lethbridge Journal
Radio: 88.3 FM (Campus Radio), 91.7 FM (Public Radio), 93.3 FM (Hit Radio), 94.1 FM (Classic Hits), 95.5 FM (Country), 98.1 FM (Christian), 99.3 FM (Public Radio), 100.1 FM (News/Talk), 104.3 FM (News/Talk), 106.7 FM (Active Rock), 107.7 FM (Adult Contemporary)
TV: 6 Channels – 2 (Citytv), 7 (Global), 10 (CBC), 13 (CTV), 17 (The Miracle Channel), 23 (SRC)

Things to Do

  • Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre
  • Galt Museum
  • Scenic Drive Dog Run
  • Henderson Lake Park
  • Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
  • The Helen Schuler Nature Centre
  • Southern Alberta Art Gallery
  • New West Theatre
  • Alberta Birds of Prey Centre
  • Remington Carriage Museum
  • High Level Bridge
  • Evergreen Golf Centre

Places to Stay

  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
  • Quality Inn & Suites
  • Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Sandman Hotel
  • Canada’s Best Value Inn
  • Ramada
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Comfort Inn
  • Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Holiday Inn
  • Paradise Canyon By Evrentals
  • Super 8
  • Days Inn

Food to Eat

  • Saigonese Restaurant
  • Firestone Restaurant and Bar
  • Lighthouse Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant
  • The Cheesecake Cafe
  • Original Joe’s
  • Plum
  • CoCo Pazzo Italian Cafe
  • Miro’s
  • The Keg
  • Georgio’s Contempory Dining
  • O-Sho Japanese Restaurant
  • Two Guys An A Pizza Place
  • Dono Sushi
  • Top Pizza & Spaghetti House
  • The Penny Coffee House
  • Crazy Cakes
  • Pasta Fresco
  • Denny’s Restaurant
  • Namu Korean and Western Grill


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