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 Speedway & Medicine Hat Motorplex
The Medicine Hat Speedway is a fantastic family entertainment venue. Fans of all ages can take in an affordable evening at the track and enjoy the action when home-town Bombers, Minis, Streets, IMCA Stocks and Hornets take to the track and put on a show. Between the raw cookies and the seasoned talent of the veteran racer, there is never a dull moment.
Medicine Hat Drag Strip is a 1/4 mile NHRA dragstrip located to the northwest of Medicine Hat. The dragstrip is operated by the Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association and hosts may highoctane, adrenalin rich days throughout the year.
The Medicine Hat Mavericks
The Medicine Hat Mavericks are part of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) which is toted as Canada’s pre-eminant college baseball league. The team plays in various college programs including junior college, NAIA, and NCAA.
The Medicine Hat Tigers
The Medicine Hat Tigers are 2003/2004 and 2006/2007 Western Hockey League champions, and multiple winners of the Memorial Cup, the Western Hockey League affiliate brings hockey fans exciting action at the Medicine Hat Arena.
Medicine Hat Jr. B Cubs
Part of the Heritage Junior Hockey League. The Heritage Junior B Hockey League is a Junior ‘B’ ice hockey league in Alberta, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The HJHL was founded in 1987 and is made up of teams from southern alberta and central alberta.
World Professional Chuckwagon Association
Chuckwagon racing is a team event, led by a driver who commands a team of horses pulling the Chuckwagon, and is supported by four outriders—each racing individual thoroughbred horses that follow the Chuckwagon. Each race typically involves four teams, and begins with the outriders “breaking camp”, by tossing two tent poles and a barrel representing a camp stove into the back of their wagon before mounting their horses and following the wagons as they complete a figure eight around two barrels before circling a race track. The first wagon to cross the finish line typically wins, although various time penalties are handed out if a barrel is knocked over, a tent pole or stove is not loaded, or an outrider crosses the finish line too far behind his wagon driver.
Professional rodeos usually incorporate both timed events and “rough stock” events, most commonly calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, and barrel racing. Some events are based on traditional ranch practices; others are modern developments and have no counterpart in ranch practice.
Rodeos may also offer western-themed entertainment at intermission, including music and novelty acts, such as trick riding.
Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede hosts 2 pro rodeos a year, one in the spring and one during there annual summer stampede.
There are many area golf courses to enjoy your stay in Medicine Hat. Experience the prairies while enjoying some of Alberta’s finest golfing. Medicine Hat’s courses on average, open before any course in the Province due to our mild weather. Medicine Hat offers golfers breathtaking scenery with unforgettable courses for both expert and novice players. Golfing in Medicine Hat often offers many glimpses of wildlife in the area, and many of the courses are built around the streams and rivers in that flow through the city. There are seven golf courses varying in design and difficulty. Tress, rolling hills, hazards and waterways add to the challenge. Even in inclement wether, avid golfers can golf year round at Eagle Butte Target Greens.