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 2500 hours 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 recently hosted the 2016 Alberta Winter Games in February of 2016 and members of the Board of Directors are still to this day getting emails about how successful the event was. With 2500 participants and 2000 volunteers, our community is committed and excited to host these major events.

Due to the hosting of previous major events, Medicine Hat has developed a legacy of qualified and experienced volunteers. We are often finding ourselves having to turn people away once we have enough volunteers. The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games took place from July 7 to 9, 2017 and they had a waiting list of volunteers two months prior to the start of the Games because residents of Medicine Hat step forward in the hundreds when asked to help out.

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 Canalta Centre opened in Medicine Hat bringing an award winning 6000 seat arena to the City. The Canalta Centre 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.