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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Jan 312012
 

Population: 47,076
Elevation: 2,195 feet (669m)
Website: www.cityofgp.com
Newspaper: Daily Herald Tribune | The Peace Country Sun
Radio: FM 88.9 (Country), FM 93.1 (Country), FM 96.3 (Christian), FM 97.7 (Active Rock), FM 98.9 (Rock), FM 100.0 (Public Broadcasting), FM 102.5 (CBC), FM 104.7 (Active Rock), FM 90.5 (La Premiere Chaine)

Things to Do

  • Muskoseepi Park
  • Dunes Golf Course
  • Crystal Lake
  • Live Music Downtown
  • Gaiety Theatre
  • Tito’s Restaurant
  • Grande Prairie Regional College Climbing Wall 
  • Nitehawk Recreation Area 
  • Heritage Discovery Centre 
  • Keddie’s Tack and Western Wear
  • Saskatoon Island Provincial Park 
  • The L Spa & Wellness Centre 
  • The Basement Sports Bar & Hangout

Places to Stay

  • Days Inn Grande Prairie
  • Pomeroy Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express Grande Prairie
  • Sandman Hotel Grande Prairie
  • Podollan Inn, Suites, Rez & Spa
  • Best Western Grande Prairie Hotel & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Grande Prairie
  • Super 8 Grand Prairie
  • Motel 6 Grande Prairie
  • Stanford Hotels & Resort
  • Canadian Motor Inn
  • Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Service Plus Inn & Suites Grande Prairie
  • Stonebridge Hotel Grand Prairie
  • Grande Prairie Inn
  • Igloo Inn
  • Econo Lodge Motor Inn
  • Prairie Haven Motel

Places to Eat

  • The Keg
  • Mr. Mikes
  • Mucho Burrito
  • Hong Fah
  • Ramona Pizza & Family Restaurant
  • Ric’s Grill
  • Horn of Africa
  • Sams Sushi
  • Mah’s Family Restaurant
  • Acropolis Restaurant & Pub
  • A & W Restaurant
  • Joey’s Only Seafood Restaurant
  • Golden Star Restaurant
  • Boston Pizza
  • Moxie’s
  • Toyko Ichiban Restaurant
  • Wok Box
  • Super Rice Bowl
  • Sam’s Sushi
  • Jax Grill & Lounge

 


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