Fun Things to Do in Medicine Hat
Dubbed “The Hat” by locals, Medicine Hat is located in the scenic Saskatchewan River Valley and boasts more than 100 kilometres of linked walking trails. Both Seven Persons Creek and Ross Creek empty into the South Saskatchewan River close to town, making its location historically rich; Cree, Blackfoot and Assiniboine First Nations used this area for hundreds of years before the Europeans settled here. In fact, here’s a piece of local trivia for you: The city’s name comes from the English translation of the Blackfoot word “Saamis,” the eagle tail-feather headdress worn by medicine men. Hence, “Medicine Hat.”
Days Inn Medicine Hat is located at 24 Strachan Court in the Southlands neighbourhood, 10 minutes from downtown Medicine Hat and close to several golf courses, restaurants and shops. Our hotel is within walking distance to the Medicine Hat Mall, Home Depot, Houston Pizza, Squires Pub and Thai Orchid Room.
Local Golf Courses
Four! Golfers, get ready for a great day on the green, because Medicine Hat boasts six golf courses within town limits, including:
Southern Alberta’s largest shopping centre, the Medicine Hat Mall, is located within walking distance to the Days Inn Medicine Hat and features more than 100 shops and services to suit every shopper. The mall is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 .m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more great street shopping, hit up the downtown district.
Check out Medicine Hat’s extensive trail system linking five major parks, or go for a swim in the summer months at Echo Dale Regional Park. This park also has good trout fishing, a picnic area, walking trails and two man-made lakes. For more on city parks, click here.