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Medicine Hat is located around 250 km from bustling Calgary. A city of around 63,000, it’s known for its friendly people and an abundance of nature. In the winter, there are so many fun activities to get out and enjoy. Go cross-country skiing, tobogganing, or skating. Whichever you most enjoy, Medicine Hat has got them all!
Try cross-country skiing on the Police Point Park trail. The trail is 4 km long, making it the perfect distance for a beginners and seasoned cross-country skiers alike. If you want to try some longer trails, Cyprus Hills provincial park is about an hour and half of a drive away, straddling the Alberta/ Saskatchewan border. There are over 30 km of cross-country trails in this park, making it a great day trip for skiers.
Fly down the hills on a toboggan at Kin Coulee Park. Kin Coulee Park is a popular location year-round. It is over 10 acres, with playgrounds, fire pits, baseball diamonds, and trails. The most popular part of the park in the winter is the Kin Coulee Toboggan Hill. It’s open from 4-10 pm every day and is the perfect place to get fresh air with your family. The fire pit and shelter provide some warmth from the elements, and the hill has lots of lighting. If you’re looking for a different toboggan destination, South Ridge Community Centre and Celebration Park also have hills. It’s always recommended to wear a helmet and lots of warm clothes!
Enjoy the most classic winter activity: skating! There are many places to skate outdoors all throughout the city. Best of all, outdoor skating is free. Some of the public skating rinks have hockey nets, shacks, high boards, and lights, but it varies with each rink. Skating rinks are checked often, so make sure you look up the ice rating of the rink that you’ll be going to. Lace up your skates and check them out!
While you’re visiting in Medicine Hat, stop for a few nights at the Home Inn Express for a warm and comfortable stay. With complimentary breakfast and a central location, Home Inn Express has everything you need for your stay.