Jun 26, 2019

Let’s Take a Dip! Summer Water Fun near Medicine Hat Hotels

A fun summer activity is to paddle the South Saskatchewan River when staying at Medicine Hat hotels.

A fun summer activity is to paddle the South Saskatchewan River when staying at Medicine Hat hotels.

A Prairie oasis in summer, the Hat has many sources of fresh water where you can cool off from the beating sun. Take a dip by paddling the river, lazing by our many lakes, splashing in our parks, and swimming when staying at Medicine Hat hotels.


Take a River Ride

A paddling destination, the South Saskatchewan River flows east through the Hat past beautiful riverside parks and underneath bridges. Boat launches are at Strathcona Island Park and Echo Dale Regional Park.

The Medicine Hat Paddling Club offers paddling sessions for those wanting to try kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing. Floating along the river in an inner tube is also a favourite pastime. Make sure to bring life jackets and follow safety precautions.


Swimmer’s Paradise

Spend the day at the beach or practice your backstroke at the many outdoor swimming options near our accommodations in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Outdoor Medicine Hat swimming pools:

  • Strathcona Pool: Located just outside of Strathcona Island Park, this shallow pool is perfect for families with young children.
  • Heights Pool has a one-metre diving board and a deep-end slide, plus an open deck.


  • Hill Pool: Centrally-located, this Z-shaped pool has a deep and shallow end, slide and diving board and is next to a park with a playground structure.


Splash parks:

Let your kids play for hours without their head going underwater at one of the city’s three splash parks, located at:

  • Strathcona Island Park
  • Central Park
  • Ross Glen Water Park


Swimming beaches:

A popular family destination in summer, Echo Dale Swim Lake in Echo Dale Regional Park has lifeguards on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the season, and also offers a sandy beach, boat launch, fishing pond and picnic area with fire pits, concession, and washroom/change rooms.


Stay and Swim

Rain or shine, you and your kids will love our hotel's pool. All registered guests can enjoy our spacious indoor pool and newly installed hot tub, open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. for your convenience.


Read more about our recent hotel renovations in our press release: Major Room Renovations Revealed.

One of the best hotels in Medicine Hat, Alberta with a pool, the Comfort Inn and Suites is a 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and 2019 Gold Choice Hotels’ winner for exceptional quality service, well-maintained facilities, and comfortable, clean and convenient accommodations.