Apr 042012
 


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)

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. 

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

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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Feb 092012
 

You might look at the picture we have submitted for Airdrie and think to yourself, “Why haven’t I seen or heard of this place before?”  Well, chances are you have heard of Calgary and Airdrie is the suburbs for Calgary.  You might think of it as a separate town considering its 20 miles from downtown Calgary but really there is only 5 miles of farmland in between Calgary and Airdrie.   You just have to head north on Calgary-Edmonton Corridor Highway and the first town you will encounter Airdrie first.    It is considered a bedroom community and industrial centre.  They have a local bus system with Airdrie Transit along with a bus system that connects Airdrie with Calgary (InterCity Express or ICE).  The town was established back in the late 1880′s when the Calgary and Edmonton Railway was being established.  The original buildings were all railway buildings until 1901 when farmhouses started popping up.

Population:  42,564
Elevation: 3,573ft (1,089m)
Website: http://www.airdrie.ca/
News:
Airdrie Echo, Airdrie City View
Community Map:
Link
Airdrie Business Directory:
Link

Things to Do

  • Korean Totem Poles
  • Nose Creek Valley Museum
  • The Roxy Theatre
  • Genesis Place
  • Iron Horse Park Minature Railway

Places to Stay

  • Holiday Inn Express Suites Airdrie
  • Ramada Inn & Suites – Airdrie
  • Best Western Regency Inn
  • Super 8 Motel – Airdrie
  • Horseman Motel
  • Apples an Angels Bed and Breakfast – 1-877-346-9399

Food to Eat

  • Sushi Haru
  • Peppercorns
  • Paros on Main
  • Ristorante Napoli
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Original Joe’s
  • Boston Pizza
  • Rico’s in the Village
  • Paul’s Pizza & Steak House
  • Wendy’s Restaurant Airdrie
  • Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant
  • Mr. Mikes Steakhouse and Bar
  • Bogey’s Pub & Grub
  • Jen’s Vietnamese Noodle House
  • Castle Steakhouse and Lounge
  • Ricky’s All Day Grill
  • A&W Family Restaurant
  • Athena’s Grill

 


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Feb 022012
 

A&W Population: 57,000+
Elevation: 2,198 feet (670m)
Website: www.medicinehat.ca
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

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

Places to Stay

  • Best Western Inn
  • Coast Hotel
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Days Inn – Medicine Hat
  • 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 Medicine Hat
  • 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 – Medicine Hat
    • Dairy Queen – Crescent Heights
    • Pita Pit
    • Taco Time
  • Original Joe’s
  • Ralph’s Texas Bar & Steak House


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