Police Point Park

Police Point Park

Named because it once was the location of a Northwest Mounted Police outpost, the park is now the place to view nature in Medicine Hat. There are many kilometres of walking and cycling trails that wind through cotton­wood forests and sagebrush. The Cotton­wood “giants” are thought to be between 200 to 300 years old.

The Nature Centre in Police Point Park is open year round, Tuesday through Sunday. Knowledgeable and professional interpreters offer fun and informative scheduled tours of the park and elsewhere in South Eastern Alberta. Learn more about the grassland flora and fauna at the park and ask about renting a GPS unit and go on a hunt for geocaches. Bird watching is very popular, with many reported sightings of rare and unusual birds every year.

Winter visitors might see porcupine, deer and fox taking cover in the park. Tracking is an engaging winter pastime. Some of the trails are reserved for walking but cross-country ski trail are developed every winter. Skis, boots, poles and snowshoes can be rented at reason­able rates at the Nature Centre.

For more details call 403.529.6225 natureline.info