MHSEC Facility Guide

Highlights of our Community

Sports, recreation, education, community involvement, cultur al events, health care and hospital ity are just a few of the many rea sons why people choose Medicine Hat as an excellent place to live, work, raise their families, and retire. With a population of approximate ly 65,000 people, it is a growing city with a small town feel and communi ty warmth with big city business and services. Medicine Hat residents have more recreational facilities per capita than most other cities in Canada. In addition to superior recreational fa cilities, the city offers more than 115 kilometres of hiking / biking trails, 250 hectares of parks and five first

class golf courses. There are indoor and outdoor pools, six indoor ice arenas, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, an all weather track and so much more. So, if you enjoy ice, water or sun, there is a sport for everyone in every season. Often referred to as an Oasis on the Prairie, the city is nestled in the beautiful South Saskatchewan River Valley, amid coulees, rolling prairie and carved hillsides. Medicine Hat enjoys a comfortable semi-arid cli mate with an average summer tem perature of 22°C and more than 330 days of annual sunshine on average.

From historic downtown to a modern array of malls, health and social ser vices, transportation, parks, recre ational facilities, culture, education, service clubs, industry and busi ness, Medicine Hat offers a di verse range of opportunities. Situated at the crossroads of the Trans Canada Highway 1 and Highway 3, Medicine Hat has easy access in all directions with excel lent highway and air facilities. So, come see us and experience the vibrant, active, and energized com munity that residents consider to be their community of choice. Medicine Hat is always ready to share its community spirit and hospitality!


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