The sunshine, the coulees, the rolling prairies can all be enjoyed when we share the 155+ kilometers of the Heritage Trail Network.

Made up of multi-use trails, these pathways weave throughout the city and connect trail users to nine major parks and green spaces in each community.

Our trails are utilized by people who like to walk, cycle, jog, by families who bring their four-legged friends and by people of all ages and abilities. 

More information on our trails:

Heritage Trail map

Tourism Medicine Hat 

In Medicine Hat, we share our trails.

Remember to share the trails with all trail users. To learn more, click here to view our Trail Etiquette video playlist on YouTube.

Be alert

Look both ways before entering a pathway. Be sure the trail is clear of obstructions and watch for slippery sections covered by ice, loose gravel or silt. Always remember to watch for wildlife.

Stay aware of your surroundings and make sure that you can hear others. Avoid using smart phones and keep the volume low. Be aware of other trail users and their stopping limitations.

Be courteous

Remember to stay to the right side of the trail and step off when coming to a stop. Keep to the pathways as much as possible to protect wildlife and habitat. Please do not disturb or feed any wildlife.

Pick-up after your pet and consider keeping your dog on-leash, even on off-leash trails. Not everyone is comfortable with other pets.

Remember, not everyone has the same abilities.

Be predictable

Cyclists should make sure their bike is equipped with lights and reflectors, especially if riding at dusk or dawn. Sound your bell or call out to other trail users, and slow down before passing on the left-hand side.

Be safe

The recommended speed limit on our trails is 20km/h. Remember to yield to other trail users.

Consider the weather and only hike or ride when trail conditions are adequate.

A large tree with two people resting below it in the park

Outdoor Enjoyment Strategy

An examination of the trails and outdoor spaces in the city to assure the safety and comfort of all, protection of the natural environment, and respect for all recreationists who access the trails and open spaces. 

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E-scooter pilot program

In May 2022, City Council approved the implementation of a one-year electric scooter (e-scooter) pilot program with Bird Canada and in 2023, the City extended the contract for another year. The program is fully funded and operated by Bird Canada, a Canadian owned and operated company with operational headquarters in Calgary. 

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Want adventure?

Check out our multi-use trails on Trailforks. These trails connect with the Heritage Trail Network and are popular for mountain bike enthusiasts.  

Photo Gallery: Trails will appear here on the public site.

Birding trails

Walk through any of our parks and paddle or float down the South Saskatchewan River to see species of birds, osprey, gulls and waterfowl.

Parks and Trails Ambassador program

Have a heart for animals and an interest in the safety for all parks and trail users? Volunteer to be a parks & trails ambassador.

Note: the Parks and Trails Ambassador program is not presently in operation. Please check back later this summer for more details.

Vehicle Access Permit

Request a permit before you access city parks. 

Apply for your permit