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Welcome to Medicine Hat ...

When the people of Medicine Hat refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hatter<1>

The city of Medicine Hat was settled in 1883 and was incorporated as a city May 9, 1906.

Medicine Hat is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Medicine Hat is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Medicine Hat lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Note: If you travel east from Medicine Hat (for example, toward Maple Creek (SK)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Standard Time Zone (CST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Area codes for Medicine Hat: (403) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Medicine Hat: T1A<4>

Websites for Medicine Hat ...

Official Website:   www.medicinehat.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.medicinehatchamber.com/

Communities near Medicine Hat ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Medicine Hat.

  • Dunmore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunmore came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
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    • Dunmore lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Medicine Hat
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  • Seven Persons
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Persons came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
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    • Seven Persons lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Medicine Hat
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  • Redcliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redcliff came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
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    • Redcliff lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Medicine Hat
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redcliff<7>
  • Irvine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvine came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvine
    • Irvine lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Medicine Hat
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Suffield
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      • Suffield lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Medicine Hat
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    • Ralston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ralston came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
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      • Ralston lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Medicine Hat
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    • Walsh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walsh came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
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      • Walsh lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<6> to the east of Medicine Hat
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    • Elkwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkwater came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
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      • Elkwater lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Medicine Hat
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkwater<7>
    • Bow Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bow Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow Island
      • Bow Island lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<6> to the west of Medicine Hat
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bow Island<7>
    • Schuler
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schuler
      • Schuler lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Medicine Hat
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Medicine Hat ...

Looking for more information about Medicine Hat? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Medicine Hat, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Medicine Hat.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Medicine Hat: www.medicinehat.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Medicine Hat refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Medicine Hat may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Medicine Hat - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Medicine Hat, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Medicine Hat). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Medicine Hat or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Medicine Hat) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Medicine Hat. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Medicine Hat

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medicine Hat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.0324, Longitude: -110.6871    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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