Heritage Resources

Our Historic Resources have been deemed to have architectural, heritage or cultural value and merit preservation.

Saamis Archaeological Site
Saamis Archaeological Site

A Provincial Historic Site located in the valley of Seven Persons Creek.

Saamis Tepee
Saamis Tepee

The world's tallest tepee is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway.

medicine hat courthouse

Heritage Properties

Places which have been evaluated according to the Heritage Resources Policy.

Heritage Properties

Centennial Certificates

Honoring our historical buildings throughout the city.

Centennial Certificates

Heritage Resources Working Group

Our city is rich in heritage resources, both public and private. The purpose of the Heritage Resources Working Group is to support the protection of these valuable resources for future generations.

Heritage resources include built structures, streetscapes, historical and archeological sites, as well as landscapes, archeological specimens and natural features of heritage and historical significance.

The mandate of the working group is to assist with promoting the conservation, preservation, restoration, retention, and awareness of local heritage resources. This work will be based upon the Province of Alberta's Historical Resources Act - R.S.A. 2000.

The Heritage Resources Working Group will:

  • Encourage protection of heritage resources that are representative of Medicine Hat's history
  • Promote public awareness of heritage resources, including existing and lost resources
  • Enhance public understanding of and participation in the conservation of heritage resources

The Heritage Resources Working Group will be accepting new applications in the fall of 2022.

Statement of Acknowledgement, Recognition and Respect

Medicine Hat is situated on Treaty 7 and neighbour to Treaty 4 territory. We are on traditional lands of the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Piikani (Peigan), Stoney Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina (Sarcee) as well as the Cree, Sioux, and the Saulteaux bands of the Ojibwa peoples. The city resides on the homelands of the Métis Nation within Region Ill.

Read the Statement of Acknowledgement