Experience Guide | Tourism Medicine Hat
Police Point West Trail Connected to the main trail in Police Point Park, this trail has a beautiful view of the South Saskatchewan River — it’s seriously right beside you. Pet some puppies along the way, or bring your own for some fresh air, and watch the bright sunlight reflect off the water and onto the trees. Local Tip: Stroll this trail during sunrise or sunset to see colours clearly in the sky, and their soft reflection on the river water!
Police Point Park Trails Police Point Park is located on the north side of the City and is known for its Northwest Mounted Police and Indigenous histories. While you walk the paved loop, enjoy the view of old cottonwood trees — some being 200 to 300 years old. Local Tip: Check the Nature Centre to learn more about the area!
Cactus in the City Often spotted along
the trails, Plains Prickly Pear is the biggest and most common cactus in Medicine Hat, Pincushion is the smallest of the three, resembling a pincushion, and Brittle Prickly Pear, thumb-like
Echo Dale Regional Park This beautiful park invites you in with a sunshine glow and the most breathtaking view of coulees and bluffs. This park has paved, unpaved, and mountain biking trails. Read everything you need to know about this park on pages 30 & 31. Local Tip: Stop at Homestead Market Inc. for a coffee and a treat on your way in or out of the park!
shape, is the most fragile. All bloom yellow, pink, and orange flowers.
TransCanada Trail This trail is a part of the Trans Canada Trail in Canada. The entire length is 27,000 kilometres and connects the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans. The TransCanada Trail in Medicine Hat passes many great spots in the City. For a leisure stroll or bike ride, you can start this trail in two spots. Strathcona Island Park: A trail that features playgrounds,
Ross Creek Coulee Trail This quiet paved trail will lead you in and shortly after, you’ll be met by a fork in the road. You can’t go wrong, either way you’ll have a clear view of the coulees and little hamlet, Veinerville. The left turn will take you towards Scholten Hill, with a view of the City. Turn right, you’ll become lost in the prairies with the train tracks beside you. Local Tip: Bring your camera, because these photos are picture perfect! Saamis Archaeological Site Downhill from Saamis Tepee, this Indigenous space dates back thousands of years ago. Nature surrounds you as you walk around and hear the calming sounds of Seven Persons Creek. Go through the tunnel underneath Trans-Canada Highway, and you’re in Kin Coulee Park. Local Tip: Take the uphill trail to see the Saamis Tepee up close and view Saamis Archaeological Site from a new perspective!
wildlife, and up-close views of the South Saskatchewan River. Deer often roam and relax with their families in this space, so be sure to keep any four-legged pets on a leash. The Strathcona Island Park Pavilion lists the individuals who played a crucial role in making the trail happen.
Riverside: Connected to Police Point West Trail, become encompassed in trees, leaves, and feel the warmth of the shaded sunlight while you explore this tunnel of nature. In the open peeks, you’ll have a shiny view of City Hall, and if you look up at Finlay Bridge, you’ll be enlightened to know the truss bridge was built in 1908. Local Tip: Rent a bike from Gravity Sports or Let’s Go Adventures to explore these trails!
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