Live in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat is a thriving city located in the beautiful South Saskatchewan River Valley. Residents enjoy the beauty and peace of the coulees and rolling prairies, boasting with wildlife.

A community alive with vibrancy and spirit, it enjoys the values that are intrinsically tied to our history and quality of life. Medicine Hat strives to achieve City Council's vision of being "a community of choice" where people can live, work and play.

Medicine Hat has much to offer residents, visitors and businesses alike. We have an excellent climate, a safe and healthy community, vibrant arts and entertainment, and ample recreation and leisure opportunities.

See the photo gallery below for more of what Medicine Hat has to offer, or visit Tourism Medicine Hat for information on things to do and see in our beautiful city.

Children playing in splash park
330 days of sunshine

In one word, Medicine Hat is sunshine. We are a warm, vibrant, feel-good city, with the attitude and natural backdrop to match. We honour our city's heritage while fostering progress, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We are a dynamic bright spot, with an emerging and growing creative culture. And our quality of life truly does shine.

Residents having lunch on an outdoor patio downtown
Exceptional lifestyle

Our community is safe and comfortable, where family and friends take time to gather and celebrate their lives. Opportunity abounds in business and in pleasure, without commutes, crowds, and big-city hassles. Known as the oasis of the prairies, we have hot summer nights and chinook-cheered winter days. Our city is warm at heart and in life.

A residential home in Medicine Hat
Affordable living

The average price of a home in Medicine Hat is $302,720 compared to the provincial average of $376,600, and property taxes and utilities are amongst the lowest in Alberta. Each of our city's neighbourhoods is built with thoughtful purpose offering close access to schools, trail system, and shops.

Music festival performers
Parks, recreation and culture

Medicine Hat is known for our abundance of first-class amenities for residents and visitors alike, including beautiful recreational and cultural facilities, destination parks and a trail system of over 115 kilometres that winds through both residential areas and the beautiful river valley and coulees. Our city offers a vibrant scene for recreational activities, historical interests, culinary experiences and entertainment.

Map of Southeastern Alberta

Medicine Hat is located three hours east of Calgary in Southeastern Alberta, on the TransCanada Highway, just over 50 km west of the Saskatchewan border, at the westernmost point of Highway 3, and less than 200 km north of the USA border.

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

The Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is an acute care facility offering 73 services. Core programs include surgical services, mental health, critical care, pediatrics, 24-hour emergency, ambulatory care, obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, geriatric services, community health, home care, X-ray and lab.

The recent 30,800 sq. foot expansion includes an outpatient family maternity clinic, a cancer clinic, day medicine, the laboratory, six operating rooms, 10 NICU suites, and a rooftop helipad. Families receiving medical care at the Regional Hospital for their children can now book accommodations at Medicine Hat's, Ronald McDonald House.

Medicine Hat also has several private and specialty clinics servicing the region.

Medicine Hat College campus
Learning opportunities

Medicine Hat is home to a growing hub of education institutions for all members of the family. Elementary and secondary schools include a variety of learning environments including a francophone school, charter school, French Immersion, and a virtual school to meet the ever-changing needs of students.

The Medicine Hat College proudly serves over 6,000 learners each year. Offering a variety of certificate, diploma, degree, university transfer and trades programs with collaborative agreements in place with University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.