Saamis Archaeological Site

The Saamis Archaeological Site is a Provincial Historic Site located in the valley of Seven Persons Creek in Medicine Hat.

Encompassing an area of 36 hectares, this site has been interpreted as a winter and early spring campsite between 1390 and 1820 A.D. For thousands of years, First Nation groups traveled to the vicinity of Medicine Hat during their seasonal round of activities to take advantage of the rich resources. This included large suitable camps for processing bison meat and were rich with water, shelter and a diversity of smaller animals and plants.  

The history of First Peoples and their lands is one of the fastest growing tourism and economic growth sectors in Canada.  

The City is legally obligated under the Provincial Historical Resources Act to preserve and protect this site. 

Statement of Significance