Home / Travel Guides - Medicine Hat

Let's Explore

Medicine Hat

Overview

More About
Medicine Hat, AB

About Medicine HatAccording to popular legend the name Medicine Hat originated because of a battle between Cree and Blackfoot Indians on the banks of a southern Alberta river. The Cree fought bravely until their medicine man deserted them, losing his headdress in midstream. Believing this to be a bad omen, the Cree put down their weapons and were killed by the Blackfoot. This site became known as “Saamis,” which translates as “medicine man's hat.”

A buried prehistoric river, or aquifer, serves as a source of unlimited cool water. More than 20 billion cubic metres (26 billion cu. yd.) of natural gas reserves inspired Rudyard Kipling in 1907 to describe Medicine Hat as possessing “all hell for a basement.”

Outdoor opportunities include swimming and fishing at Echo Dale Regional Park. Circuit cowboys and spectators gather for 3 days in mid-July for the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede .

Visitor Centers Tourism Medicine Hat 330 Gehring Rd. S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4W1. Phone:(403)527-6422 or (800)481-2822

Shopping Medicine Hat Mall (3292 Dunmore Rd. S.E.) features Hudson's Bay among its more than 100 stores.

Things to Do Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

John's Butterfly House

Medalta

Saamis Teepee

GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS Casino by Vanshaw

Read More

Medicine Hat, AB

AAA Inspected & Approved TOP Hotels

In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.

Members save up to 15% and earn Honors points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Medicine Hat

2510 Box Springs Blvd. Medicine Hat, AB T1C 0C8

AAA Inspector Rating
Book Now
AAA Members
Days Inn by Wyndham Medicine Hat

24 Strachan Ct SE. Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4R7

AAA Inspector Rating
Book Now
AAA Members
Baymont by Wyndham Medicine Hat

3216 13th Ave SE. Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1H8

AAA Inspector Rating
Book Now
AAA Members
Comfort Inn & Suites

2317 Trans-Canada Way SE. Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4E9

AAA Inspector Rating
Book Now
AAA Members

call or visit a AAA Travel Agent Today!

Find a AAA Office

As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.

Not a Member?

Join Now