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Hit the open road for Medicine Hat, Newell and Cypress Hills Provincial Park.

Hit the open road for Medicine Hat, Newell and Cypress Hills Provincial Park.

Quench the thirst via one of Western Canada's only craft brewery tours.

Pick up a free bike rental from the visitor centre and explore a huge trail network through one of Canada’s sunniest cities.

Explore one of the counties' most unique prairie Provincial Parks at Cypress Hills - similar flora and fauna as the Rockies, but in the flatlands.

You can base in Medicine Hat and take your pick any of these adventures we suggest below for a day or for a week.

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    Hook into Newell

    Hook yourself into Lake Newell for the chance to land yourself a new way to achieve winter zen. In this story, we take to the ice to see if we can hook some lunch during our ice fishing adventure.

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    One day-itinerary – Hook a new winter pasttime at Lake Newell

    Enjoy the great outdoors on the ice at Lake Newell and try your hand at ice fishing, then head to Brooks to enjoy the craft beer and coffee scene.

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    The Hat gets hip: Coffee, craft beer and one cool clay factory

    Downtown Medicine Hat is a delightful mix of old and new with restored historic buildings and vibrant murals brightening brick walls. Eateries and pubs celebrate Medicine Hat’s rich history with equally colourful names.

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    Two or three day-itinerary - Canada’s sunniest city is still your place – even in winter

    Get to know Canada’s sunniest city filled with cafes, breweries and a winter wilderness only minutes away

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    Build your #BucketlistAB in downtown Medicine Hat

    A cool craft brewery specializing in awesome ales? Check. A list of thriving artisan coffee shops loaded with local treats? Check. Hot and tasty Latin cuisine? Check. Yes, for me, downtown Medicine Hat was well on its way to checking all the right boxes.

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    Grow Your Glow In These Southeast Alberta Hot Spots

    As the sun dipped below the western horizon, the cloud-streaked sky turned crimson red. And as I sat on a fire-red boulder, a concretion, to be exact – to soak it all in. The summer heat, the energy, at Red Rock Coulee was coming to a close. But, thankfully, my awesome adventure in and around Medicine Hat were far from over.

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    One day itinerary – Hoofing around downtown Medicine Hat

    A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include a slow day to explore the pulse of the city. We found that in a walkable route through downtown Medicine Hat.

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    Two day-itinerary – use Medicine Hat as your base camp for prairie exploration

    A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include outdoor adventures, and boy-oh-boy, did we find it in Medicine Hat.

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    Something’s brewing in Medicine Hat – a tasty craft beer scene

    It’s been a few years since I lived in “The Hat” as we used to call it. So, when the chance came along to go back and experience Medicine Hat on a brewery tour, I was pretty excited. It would be interesting to see how much the city has changed. One thing’s for sure, there weren’t any craft brewers like Hell’s Basement Brewery and Medicine Hat Brewing Co around when I lived there. Today, they’re putting the small southern Alberta city on the international craft beer map.

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    Reconnecting with my old home of Medicine Hat

    It’s often the little things that make the heart grow fonder in relationships, but that, I discovered, can also apply to your old home city. I recently made a return visit to Medicine Hat where I hadn’t lived in more than two decades only to find the city had changed – a lot.

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    Uncover Five Gems in Canada’s Sunniest City

    The term “hidden gem” is used to describe something that is outstanding and but not necessarily obvious to most people. That’s what I wanted to learn about Medicine Hat, so I met up with Attiya Fune and her parents to explore the city and learn about the more off-the-beaten-path places for visitors.

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    Biking, boating and comfort camping (yes, there’s such a thing) in Cypress Hills

    One pedal stroke after another, we work our mountain bikes to the top of Old Baldy Trail in Cypress Hills Provincial Park. The climb is less than a kilometre but we are rewarded with stunning views of Elkwater Lake below, shimmering in the late-afternoon light and embraced by thick forests around it.

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    Dive into hot summer days in this beachy paradise called Newell by the Water

    A lake in southeastern Alberta is a pretty rare thing, especially one this size where you can boat, water-ski, kayak - and swim. The number of water activities is as long as an Alberta summer day.

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    Medicine Hat – Exploring the City with a Sustainable Footprint

    Over the past few years there has been a surge in low-impact travel as we search for ways to visit beautiful places but doing so in a sustainable manner. As an eco-conscious traveller, I try to spend my trips in the outdoors on foot or bike, but in the past year I’ve added in an electric vehicle to propel me to these active destinations.

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