18. Gas City Campground

Perched high above the South Saskatchewan River, just minutes by foot from one of the best views of Medicine Hat’s river valley is Gas City Campground.

It is also the starting point for a path that tracks the bench above the South Saskatchewan River to Echo Dale Regional Park, an easy walk for any family looking to spend a day together. The unique campground name comes from Medicine Hat’s long tradition of referring to itself as the Gas City, owing to the early twentieth-century discovery of natural gas that literally fueled the city’s early economic boom.

English author Rudyard Kipling famously wrote that Medicine Hat had ‘all hell for a basement,’ when discussing the city’s enormous potential.

The fully treed, 97-site, full-service campground is only minutes from the TransCanada Highway.

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