Medicine Hat is known as the "oasis in the prairies" with more than 100 parks located through the City as well as an extensive environmental reserve. Eighty kilometres of trails provide the opportunity for walking, jogging, cycling and cross-country skiing. Situated in the Palliser Triangle, Medicine Hat boasts mild winters and warm summers for this part of the prairies. Our City offers a high quality of life, with numerous recreational facilities including quality country club golf courses, a new leisure centre, sports fields and provincially known campgrounds. Cultural facilities and special points of interest include the Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery, City Hall, a historic downtown complete with gas lamp street lighting, and Exhibition and Stampede Park.
The City of Medicine Hat is the major urban centre in southeast Alberta, and is the southeast entrance to Alberta's industrial corridor. It is 293 km southeast of Calgary, 1,347 km east of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 467 km west of Regina, Saskatchewan. As for U.S. locations, Medicine Hat is 160 km from the Wildhorse border crossing and 1,289 km from Seattle.
Medicine Hat is one of the most highly industrialized cities in Canada on a per capita basis. The people who live and work in Medicine Hat come from a diversified rural agricultural and small business background with good basic work skills, experience with shift work, dedication to training and a strong work ethic.