Mar 22, 2019

Springtime in the Hat: Top Medicine Hat Tourism Dining and Events

Work on your golf game and get ready for other fun Medicine Hat tourism events this spring.

Work on your golf game and get ready for other fun Medicine Hat tourism events this spring.

Tis the season when good things start to grow, and that’s no more apparent when visiting Medicine Hat in spring. From outdoor pursuits to indoor family fun, there is a ton sprouting up in this exciting Alberta city. Here are just a few things to see, do, and sample, as suggested by Medicine Hat tourism and the Comfort Inn and Suites Medicine Hat.

Sketch and Share

Draw to your heart’s content with the Medicine Hat College Visual Arts Students Society artist series, Do You See What I See, taking place at The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to this free event. Sketchbooks and topics will be provided.

Dining option:  Whether you desire a quick bite or a frothy pint of craft ale, you can’t beat the Local Public Eatery, located just one block away from the Esplanade on 3rd St. SE.

Catch a Butterfly

If you’ve come to town to purchase seeds, plants and flowers for the spring season, why not make it an overnight trip by looking for places to stay in Medicine Hat and then paying a visit to the Windmill Garden Centre and Butterfly House. Now open for the season, the centre is home to John’s Butterfly House, a 5,000 sq. ft. tropical paradise filled with exotic butterflies, birds, fish and turtles.

Dining option: Serving breakfast and lunch, the Zucchini Blossom Market and Café in Medicine’s Hat’s Riverside district offers scratch soups, panini sandwiches, gourmet baking as well gluten-free and vegan selections.

Search for Geocache Clues

For those who love treasure hunts, Medicine Hat has a number of hidden treasures as part of its geocaching community. Start your hunt at the Medicine Hat Comfort Inn and Suites by downloading the Geocaching app or visit then follow the locations by GPS coordinates to find the clues. There is even a local cache club, the Southeast Alberta Region Cache Hunters to help you find the more than 1,000 geocaches in Medicine Hat.

Dining option: After you’ve scored your cache, why not take the family to Argo’s Family Restaurant for their famed prime rib dinner complete with Yorkshire pudding?

Pull out Your Clubs

With local golf clubs getting ready for the season, now is the time to work on your game. The Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course has its new indoor golf simulator in operation in its clubhouse. It is available to rent through winter and early spring.

Once the courses are open, why not stay at our Medicine Hat hotel with a pool?

The Comfort Inn’s golf package offers one night accommodation in one of our well-appointed suites, a complimentary hot breakfast and two 18-hole rounds at either:

  • Medicine Hat Golf and Country
  • Connaught
  • Desert Bloom
  • Cottonwood Coulee

Dining options: After a day of hitting balls, why not grab a bite at the Clubhouse Restaurant located at Paradise Valley Golf Club. Open year-round, the Clubhouse is one of Medicine Hat’s most scenic restaurants offering up breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sip and Shop

Local makers and creators are selling their handmade wares at the Beveridge Landmark Events’ second annual Sip and Shop event, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a DJ spinning tunes as well as creative adult beverages, a raffle basket, and more. Admission is $2 (12 and under free), with part proceeds going to the Medicine Hat SPCA.

Dining options: Continue sipping at the Vintage restaurant downtown. Open for lunch and dinner, it is known for its charcuterie and sharing plates and delicious mains and entrées in a cozy atmosphere.

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