Agriculture and Food

Agri-food thrives in Canada’s sunniest city

Home to Canada’s largest irrigation district and Alberta’s largest greenhouse cluster, Medicine Hat is strategically located on the TransCanada Highway and Canadian Pacific Mainline in the South Saskatchewan River valley.

Unique among Canadian communities, the City of Medicine Hat owns and operates all its utilities, including gas and electricity, allowing us to offer the most competitive tax and utility rates in all of Western Canada.

The Southeast Alberta region has a well-developed value chain that includes everything from primary farm production to food and beverage processing, including a variety of craft breweries and distilleries and a growing culinary tourism scene.

Medicine Hat and the Southeast Alberta region have: clean and abundant water, land and air, a climate for food production, historical expertise in sustainable farming, a young talent pipeline, and close proximity to major markets and the United States border.


“Alberta’s agricultural sector is foundational to the province’s economy – contributing $9.68 billion in GDP in 2020 and employing over 69,800 Albertans. The province offers high-quality primary products and is the third largest exporter of agri-food products in Canada”

– Invest Alberta


Sector Spotlight

Lentils being harvested in a field

Medicine Hat and region is Alberta’s number one producer of lentils and chickpeas.

Central pivot irrigation in a field

Medicine Hat and region is home to 65% of Canada’s irrigated land base. 

woman working in a greenhouse

Medicine Hat and region is home to Alberta’s largest greenhouse cluster, the fourth largest in Canada. 


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Agriculture and Food Resources

The Agri-processing Investment Tax Credit provides a 12 per cent non-refundable tax credit against eligible capital expenditures for corporations investing $10 million or more to build or expand agri-processing facilities in Alberta.

Alberta Agri-processing Investment Tax Credit


sunset over a crop field

Feed our future.


Medicine Hat and region is Western Canada's Agriculture Hub and Low-Cost Business Centre.


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