One day itinerary – Hoofing around downtown Medicine Hat

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Andrew Penner

One day itinerary – Hoofing around downtown Medicine Hat

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.

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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.

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Drive from Moose Jaw: It’s about a 4-hour drive west on the Trans-Canada Hwy/SK-1 W.

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Read more about your fun-filled holiday in Medicine Hat here.

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.

Late afternoon: It’s beer o’clock in Medicine Hat. Three craft breweries will whet your whistle. Medicine Hat Brewing Company and Hells Basement recently welcomed Travois Ale Works into the craft brew scene in Medicine Hat. While the original two breweries are further from downtown, you can drop your rental bike at Gravity Sports, walk around the corner and order a flight at Travois Ale Works. Cheers!

If you go:

Read more about your fun-filled holiday in Medicine Hat here.

#MedHat is investing in alternative transportation via some innovative ways - hop the Medicine Hat Sunshine Trolley and/or take them up on their free bike rental offer to explore 115 kms of trails. Find out more.

Then, check our ZenSeekers and SnowSeekers  websites for more information about Medicine Hat and the surrounding area.

Check into Tourism Medicine Hat to start planning your trip activities.

Uncover more adventures and places to stay for your #BucketlistAB by checking out the #BucketlistAB  webpage.

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