|Medicine Hat, known to locals as "The Hat", is a city of 61,097 people located in the southeastern part of the province of Alberta, Canada. It is enclaved within Cypress County along with the nearby Town of Redcliff, although neither is part of the county.
It is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway, the eastern terminus of the Crowsnest Highway, and the South Saskatchewan River. Nearby communities considered part of the Medicine Hat area include the Town of Redcliff (located immediately adjacent to the city's northwest boundary) and the hamlets of Desert Blume, Dunmore, Irvine, Seven Persons, and Veinerville.
Historically, Medicine Hat has been known for its large natural gas fields, being immortalised by Rudyard Kipling as having "all hell for a basement". Because of these reserves, the city is known as The Gas City.
Accomodation in Medicine Hat
Staying in Medicine Hat is as easy as a click away.
If you are looking for a place to stay when visiting in Medicine Hat check out the Medicine Hat Accommodation Association (MHAA). The MHAA website showcases members of the MHAA, information on the Association, a local events calendar, current MHAA promotions and a feedback form for visitor comments.
Search Medicine Hat Accommodation Association if you would like to stay there for a period of time.
Whether your stay in Medicine Hat is long or short there is always something going on. From festivals to fairs, from sports events to parades, Medicine Hat has something for everyone.
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Medicine Hat Canada Links:
City of Medicine Hat Official web site - http://www.medicinehat.ca/
Esplanade Museum - http://www.esplanade.ca/museum/museum.html
Medicine Hat Tourism - http://www.tourismmedicinehat.com/
Medicine Hat College - http://www.mhc.ab.ca/
Medicine Hat Transit - http://www.greyhound.ca/home/
Medicine Hat Public Library - http://www.shortgrass-lib.ab.ca/mhpl/
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