May 23, 2018
Events and Attractions: Things to Do from Your Medicine Hat Hotel
From its history as a centre for natural gas production in Alberta and as the site of archaeological finds dating back to prehistoric times, Medicine Hat offers plenty for travellers to see and do when it comes to history, culture, and family fun.
Explore Medicine Hat by booking into our Medicine Hat hotel and see what things you can see, do, and experience in 2018.
For Coffee Lovers Only
Medicine Hat residents love their java, and that is no more apparent by the abundance of cafés that can be found in the city. Visitors staying at Medicine Hat accommodations can get their fill of caffeine by visiting one or all of Medicine Hat’s funky coffee houses, most of which are located downtown.
Grab a bag of roasted fair trade Arabica beans at the Madhatter Roastery or inhale the aroma and look at local art at Inspire Café, an art gallery/coffee house located in the historic Hargrave-Sissons Block.
For those with a Need for Speed
Experience the rush at the Medicine Hat Speedway. Only a short drive north along the Trans Canada Highway from the Comfort Inn and Suites, visitors can experience NASCAR-style stock car races, which take place from May to September.
A Festival for all Seasons
Medicine Hat Tourism lists a number of annual events and festivals that cater to families, music lovers, athletes, and those who love the rodeo.
Some to check out in 2018 include:
- The Spectrum Sunshine Celebration, June 1 and 2 in Kin Coulee Park
- Bow Island Children’s Festival, June 17 at Centennial Park
- Medicine Hat Jazzfest, June 17-24 at various clubs and pubs around Medicine Hat
- Canada Day/Sandfly Festival at Kin Coulee Park
- Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede, July 25-28
- Sunshine Chalk Art Festival, Aug. 11-13, Downtown Medicine Hat
- Conquer the Ridge Half-Marathon, Oct. 13 at Echo Dale Regional Park
Visit the Market @ Medalta
One of Medicine Hat’s most significant cultural hubs, Medalta is located in the city’s Historic Clay District and is the site of a weekly farmers’ market. Open every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., May through to October, the market has more than 80 vendors from farmers to artisans.
Shop for locally grown produce and handmade products and grab a bite to eat. While you’re there, make sure to visit Medalta’s restored ceramic manufacturing complex that now serves as an industrial museum, ceramic art gallery and cultural-event space.
Learn more about Medalta by reading our blog on how you can Experience the Historic Clay District with Our Medicine Hat Hotel Cultural Package.
Part of the Choice Hotels chain across North America, the Comfort Inn and Suites is one of the most recognized TripAdvisor Medicine Hat hotels that offer pet friendly hotel rooms. Families will love our convenient location to all attractions as well as the fact that we are one of the Medicine Hat hotels with a pool and hot tub.