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About LethbridgeFounded in the 1870s, abundant agricultural resources helped Lethbridge to become one of Alberta's major feedlot and grain distribution centers. The region reportedly receives more hours of sunshine annually than any other spot in Canada and therefore requires irrigation to counterbalance the semiarid climate; more than 400,000 hectares (988,000 acres) produce crops of grain and sugar beets. Livestock, oil and gas also support the economic base.

Numerous parks and green spaces complement the city's commercial enterprises. Two popular areas are Lethbridge Nature Preserve in Indian Battle Park at 3rd Avenue S. and Scenic Drive, and Henderson Lake Park at Parkside Drive S. and Mayor Magrath Drive S. The park has a golf course, a 24-hectare (60-acre) lake with tennis courts, a picnic area, playgrounds and a campground. Rose and Japanese gardens, a stadium and an ice-skating center are included. Lethbridge holds Whoop-Up Days in August.

Visitor Centers Chinook Country Tourist Association 2805 Scenic Dr. S. Lethbridge, AB T1K 5B7. Phone:(403)320-1222 or (800)661-1222

Shopping Park Place Mall (501 1st Ave. S.) has more than 100 stores.

Things to Do Brewery Gardens

Coal Banks Interpretive Sites

Galt Museum & Archives

Indian Battle Park

Helen Schuler Nature Centre

High Level Bridge

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

St. Mary's River Dam

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS Casino Lethbridge

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Lethbridge, AB

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