One day itinerary – Hoofing around downtown Medicine Hat
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A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include a slow day to explore the pulse of the city. We found that in a walkable route through downtown Medicine Hat. During summer and fall of 2019, create your #BucketlistAB itinerary in Southern Alberta and come and stay a night and see a sight.
A ZenSeekers Expedition: #BucketlistAB
Visit Medicine Hat for people-powered exploration
Getting To Medicine hat
Drive from Calgary: It’s about a three-hour drive south on the Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1.
Drive from Edmonton: It’s about a 5 ½-hour drive south on the AB-36 S to Brooks then turning east on the Trans-Canada/AB-1.
Drive from Moose Jaw: It’s about a 4-hour drive west on the Trans-Canada Hwy/SK-1 W.
Morning: Rise and shine, we’ve got some serious strolling to do today. Head downtown to one of Medicine Hat’s coffee shops like Station Coffee House to sip on a creamy latte while noshing on a freshly baked goodie (including gluten free). Or, if you are a late riser, grab a coffee while you wander the art gallery at Inspire Café. With a go-cup in hand, meander up and down the street looking for six new full-wall murals recently created during the inaugural Mural Fest. Pop into galleries, plant shops and stores to work up an appetite for lunch. Grab a self-guided Historic Walking Tour brochure at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Building to really learn about the city’s history. (It’s up the street from Station Coffee)
Would you mind if we suggested a few restaurants for lunch? For peppery enchiladas, check out Izote, or for a locally sourced cuisine, might we suggest the Heartwood café.
Afternoon: Lets burn off a bit of the lunch with a ride around town. No bike? No problem. You can borrow bikes for free at Gravity Sports and the Visitor Information Centre. Click here to download the Heritage Trail Network Map and head out to conquer a few of the 115 kilometres of marked bike trails through the city.