Medicine Hat, known to locals as The Hat. 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.
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The Historic Clay District here is a living, working museum that offers a unique and extensive experience through collections, exhibits, interpretation, guided tours and educational and artistic programming.
Just south of the Trans-Canada Highway and overlooking the Blackfoot buffalo jump, is the world’s tallest teepee, the Saamis Tepee. Designed for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary as a symbol of Canada’s Aboriginal heritage, it was moved to Medicine Hat in 1991.
Police Point Park was an early North West Mounted Police outpost, nature-lovers dream with shale paths next to the South Saskatchewan River. It is also one of Southern Alberta’s well known birding destinations.
Strathcona Island Park is located along the south bank of the South Saskatchewan River. The park is heavily treed.
Echodale Regional Park includes an artificial swimming lake. The amenities include beach, walking trails, fire pits, canoe rentals, snack bar, washrooms and historic ranch.