One day-itinerary - Uncover five Gems in Medicine Hat


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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.

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Drive from Regina: It’s about a 4 ½-hour drive west on the Trans-Canada Hwy/SK-1 W.

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MorningGet your morning caffeine fix at MadHatter Roastery

Start your day with a caffeine boost to prepare for a exciting day of sight-seeing. Whether you prefer a good, strong Americano, a mellow matcha latte, or a rich hot chocolate, MadHatter Roastery is the perfect way to kickstart your day in historic downtown Medicine Hat.

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Mid-Morning – Learn all about Medalta Potteries’ unique history

After getting your caffeine fix, head over to Medalta Potteries for a history lesson. The centuries-old factory has produced thousands of pieces of unique Canadian pottery. Spend a few hours reading about the history of the factory and watch a pottery wheel demonstration.

Lunch – Discover the heart and soul of Heartwood Café

By now you’ve no doubt worked up an appetite. Head over Heartwood Café – a funky eatery with a vintage vibe. The vibrant café is located in an old-fashioned brick building on the historic North Railway Street and feels a lot like hanging out in grandma’s kitchen.

Mid-afternoonSoak up some culture at The Esplanade

Full-bellied, you’re ready to immerse yourself in Medicine Hat’s arts hub. Visit The Esplanade, a contemporary building serving as the town’s heritage and art, heritage, and historical epicentre. Take a walking tour of the museum and learn about Medicine Hat’s history, view works of art, and check out the live performance theatre.

Evening Unwind with a craft brew and a laid-back atmosphere

Wrap up your day in Medicine Hat by relaxing with a craft beer. Check out Hell’s Basement Brewery, one of Southern Alberta’s premier craft brewers. The brewery has a rustic vibe with exposed brick walls, salvaged local barn wood, and murals of local landmarks.

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Get to know Canada’s sunniest city filled with cafes, breweries, and new and old arts and culture. Read our story here.

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

Travel Alberta also has lots of great information about things to do and places to see in Medicine Hat.

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