Two-day itinerary – Lethbridge dials up the fun metre

Lethbridge train bridge
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Andrew Penner

Two-day itinerary – Lethbridge dials up the fun metre

Getting to Lethbridge

Drive from Calgary:  It’s about a 2-hour drive south on the AB-2 S and AB 3 E to Lethbridge. Head south on AB-2. Turn left at Granum onto AB-519 E, then turn south on AB-23 to merge with AB 3-E.

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Drive from Edmonton: It’s about a 5-hour drive south on the AB-2 S through Calgary and on down to Granum. Turn left at Granum onto AB-519 E then turn south on AB-23 to merge with AB 3-E.

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Drive from Moose Jaw: It’s about a 5-hour drive west to Lethbridge. Head west on the Trans-Canada Hwy/SK-1 W. When you reach Medicine Hat, follow the signs to merge onto AB 3-W.

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Day One: Spend the morning cycling the coulee. Park at the Galt Museum and start the odometer on your bike because Lethbridge has close to 60 kilometres of marked trails to ride. While the more aggressive rides are in and out of the massive valley, easier rides are through the communities and along the valley floor.

What follows a great ride? A great locally crafted beer. Stop in at the Telegraph Taphouse and order up a platter of nachos to go with your beer. But save room for supper! The Water Tower Grill is the best place in the city for five-star dining. Check out the spectacular view from the tallest building in town then explore the menu that proudly boasts supplies from local ranches, farms and breweries.

Overnight in Lethbridge

Day Two: Stop in at the Penny Coffee House if you want a hearty breakfast to start the day. Then head over to the gem of Lethbridge for the morning. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is an amazing place to stroll through gardens that are meticulously groomed. Walk through different themed gardens, over stone bridges and into shady nooks. Spend a moment to meditate at any of the reflection pools.

After such a peaceful morning, you might need a pick-me-up. Stop in at Cuppers Coffee & Tea to get the buzz before heading for the next adventure. Spend the afternoon at True North Axe Throwing only a few steps from the coffee shop. Learn the art of throwing an ax at different targets. It’s not easy but it sure is fun.

If you go:

Read more about your fun-filled holiday in Lethbridge here.

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

Begin planning your trip to Southwest Alberta at Travel Alberta or the Explore Southwest Alberta website.

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

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