Welcome to Canada’s Sunniest City

Medicine Hat is a community rich in sporting, recreational and cultural organizations. With over 63,000 residents, Medicine Hat is situated on the beautiful South Saskatchewan River and is the sixth largest city in Alberta. It is a growing community with a small town feel where many residents choose to work, play and live.

There are more recreational facilities per capita than most cities in Canada. The City has over 115 kilometers of trails, 250 hectares of parks, seven golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, six indoor ice arenas, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and so much more.

Medicine Hat is known as the Sunniest City in Canada with more than 330 days of sunshine per year. The average temperature in summer is around 22°C and in the winter the daily average is -6°C.

Medicine Hat is a community of choice offering programs and services that meet everyone’s interests from the family and individual, the historical and contemporary, recreational and cultural and young and old.

We are proud to offer event participants, spectators and volunteers not only premier facilities and services, allowing the individuals and teams the opportunity to maximize their potential, but we go one step further in offering the visitors an experience that they will never forget and be able to boast in years to come.

Sports, cultural and community events are a huge part of the community. Residents gather around local sport, cultural and community organizations.

Medicine Hat is known for hosting successful major multi-sporting events. The community has most recently hosted the 2016 Alberta Winter Games, 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games, 2019 55 Plus Alberta Summer Games and 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. 

Medicine Hat can offer a variety of retailers and restaurants, as well as, cultural, recreational, leisure, sport and entertainment options to meet everyone’s shopping and entertainment needs. Also situated in the heart of Medicine Hat downtown core is the flagship of our downtown, the Monarch Theatre, arguably one of, if not the oldest in service movie theatre in Canada.

In 2015 the Co-op Place opened in Medicine Hat bringing an award winning 6000 seat arena to the City. The Co-op Place hosts the Medicine Hat Tigers and more than 60 concerts annually.  In 2016 an expansion to the Family Leisure Centre brought a new running track, fitness centre, two turf fields and full gymnasium.