Medicine Hat is a community of 61,180 (2012 City Census) residents located in the southeast corner of Alberta, and is an excellent destination for all ages at any time of the year. The City of Medicine Hat strives to achieve its vision to be a "Community of Choice"; a place where people choose to live, work and play. Medicine Hat experiences the lowest combined tax rate in Canada, the lowest utility rates in Alberta and an enviable climate. Known as the "oasis of the prairies", Medicine Hat is also Canada's sunniest city.
Medicine Hat is located three hours east of Calgary. Whether we are your final travel destination or you are passing through stop for a visit, see what we have to offer, and make Medicine Hat part of your plans.
The Experience Medicine Hat Guide published by Tourism Medicine Hat provides an overview of the many activities and attractions Medicine Hat has to offer. For additional information about moving to Medicine Hat, see the Relocation Guide.
The City has launched a Welcome to Medicine Hat booklet aimed at attracting new people to our city. The Welcome to Medicine Hat booklet is a picture-laden publication showing the best that Medicine Hat has to offer. Everything from landscapes to wildlife and cultural events to industry is featured in the booklet.
The booklet was designed to capture and communicate the beauty and vibrancy of the city. It is the City's hope that someone who is contemplating a career move or lifestyle change would consider Medicine Hat as an option.