Medicine Hat, Alberta City Profile

Located east of Lethbridge and southeast of Calgary, Medicine Hat is the sixth-largest city in Alberta.  Known for it’s massive natural gas fields and reserves the city got the nickname “The Gas City”.  Founded in 1883 it was not incorporated as a town until 1898 and a city in 1906.  The reasons for the boom in population initially were due to the expansion west and having the first hospital past Winnipeg.   It also happens to be conveniently located halfway between Winnipeg and Vancouver.  There is no shortage of things to do here and more than 100 restaurants to choose from.

Population: 57,000+
Elevation: 2,198 feet (670m)
News: Medicine Hat News | Prairie Post
Radio: FM 93.7 (Christian), FM 94.5 (Country), FM 96.1 (Adult Contemporary), FM 97.3 (Public), FM 98.3 (News/Talk), FM 100.5 (News/Talk), FM 102.1 (Classic Hits), FM 105.3 (Active Rock)
TV: Channels – 6 (Citytv), 8 (CTV), 34 (Radio-Canada)

Things to Do

  • Public Library – Theatre
  • Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Medicine Hat College Theatre
  • Spectrum Sunshine Festival
  • JazzFest
  • Tongue on the Post Folk Festival
  • Canada Day and the Sandfly Festival
  • Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede
  • Medicine Hat Speedway and Motorplex
  • Police Point Park

Places to Stay

  • Best Western Inn
  • Coast Hotel
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Days Inn
  • Elkwater Lake Lodge & Resort
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Imperial Inn
  • Medicine Hat Lodge Resort, Casino, and Spa
  • Motel 6
  • Park Lane Motor Motel
  • Quality Inn
  • Ramada
  • Ranchmen Hotel
  • Sun Deck Motel
  • Super 8
  • Travelodge Hotel
  • Gas City Campground
  • Golden Sheaf Park
  • Ross Creek RV Park

Food to Eat

  • Fast Food
    • A&W Restaurant
    • Burger King
    • Dairy Queen – Crescent Heights
    • Pita Pit
    • Taco Time
  • Original Joe’s
  • Ralph’s Texas Bar & Steak House