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Medicine Hat, Alberta

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The location of Medicine Hat

Welcome to Medicine Hat ...

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

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Medicine Hat had a population of 56,997 people.<2>

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.<3> 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.

Telephone area codes for Medicine Hat: (403) and (587)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Medicine Hat had a population of 56,997 people.

The population of Medicine Hat represents 1.73% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 6th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 56,997 people, the population of Medicine Hat increased 11.22% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 51,249 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Medicine Hat.

Communities near Medicine Hat ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Medicine Hat and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2006
Alderson - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elkwater   [Map]   ---   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Irvine   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Medicine Hat.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Medicine Hat. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Medicine Hat:

Websites for Medicine Hat ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 ...

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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.

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<2>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Medicine Hat were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Medicine Hat - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 50.0333, Longitude: -110.6833     [Map].

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