Lethbridge is full of expansive skies, wide-open spaces, and plenty of fresh air! Whether you're cycling, hiking or enjoying a picnic, Lethbridge has the greatest outdoors!
Lethbridge is full of wide-open spaces and plenty of fresh air! The river valley in the centre of the city brings everyone together, outside! Whether you're cycling, hiking or enjoying a picnic, breathe deep!
Wide-open spaces are always open for wildlife but human access can change.
With all the fun you'll be having don't forget to eat — check out our Culinary Experiences to learn more!
Helen Schuler Nature Centre
Begin your active adventure at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. With nature information inside and on the trails, you’ll discover how to explore with a light touch. The rooftop garden is perfect for a High-Level Bridge selfie!
Captivating Coulees and City Parks
Our coulees are naturally incredible. The coulee parks, with their trails, picnic shelters, and viewpoints, are the best way to experience them. Share the birdsong and the breeze with wildlife like deer, beavers, and red-winged blackbirds.
Fun Fact: Lethbridge has more than 200 km of trails. Even more impressive is the annual Lost Soul Ultra, where competitors tackle distances of up to 100 miles! For more details, visit lostsoulultra.com.
Golfing in Lethbridge
Lethbridge is at the heart of a Southern Alberta golfing holiday. With 5 golf courses 10 minutes away from the city centre and an additional 9 within daytrip distance it is easy to stay in Lethbridge and play on multiple Stanley Thompson-designed courses! Want to learn more? Check out our article by award-winning writer, travel photographer and brand consultant, Michael Cunningham to learn about local and regional golf courses!
Nicolas Sheran Park
Nicolas Sheran is one of Lethbridge’s largest parks — with a beautifully constructed lake, a great pathway system, and Canada’s longest disk golf course you can find something for everyone in your group. Families will appreciate the large playground, fitness equipment, an edible orchard, and a small picnic shelter. The park is also home to Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre with its ice rinks and pool.
Mountain Bike Botterill Bottom Park
Get your heart pounding as you triumph over the jumps, moguls and stunt zones at this bike park in the river valley. Perfect for those whose idea of the outdoors is more gear grinding than bird watching. Accessed via 3 Ave. S. and Indian Battle Park.
Dog Gone Fun!
Scenic Drive Dog Run
Do your travelling companions prefer to play fetch? The Scenic Drive Dog Run loop takes you into the coulees for nature and great views. For more dog-friendly walks check out our Dog Days of Summer blog! Many of these paths are perfect for humans too!
Gym, Pools and Beyond!
Outdoor pools, spray parks, playgrounds and gyms can be found all around the city! Whether you're looking to cool off on a hot summer's day or let the kids burn off their energy at a park, there are plenty of options to pick from!
Henderson Lake Pool
Enjoy the outdoors while cooling off on a hot summer's day at the Henderson Lake Pool! With waterslides, diving board, a spray park, climbing wall and more Henderson Pool is fun for the whole family!
Looking for a more budget-friendly summer fun activity? Check out one of our FREE spray parks in the city!
Gyro Spray Park
Located on the West side of the City, Gyro Spray Park is the perfect place to let the kids run freely while cooling them off on a hot summer's day!
Rotary Centennial Fountain
With 97 LED lights and water jets dancing to music this fountain is perfect to have fun while cooling off on a hot summer's day!
Some of Lethbridge's public pools have reopened, with conditions. Visit the City of Lethbridge's website and learn how to pre-book your visit.
Out Door Work Out Equipment
Get your workout on or warm-up for a run at one of the city's outdoor workout equipment. With leg lifts, squat presses, ellipticals and more, you can break out a sweat in the great outdoors.
Of course, Lethbridge has situated in the heart of Southern Alberta's incredible scenery. It's just waiting to be actively explored! Whether day-tripping out to the hoodoos and badlands of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park(Áísínai'pi) or the alpine splendour of Waterton Lakes National Park, staying in Lethbridge keeps you in the centre of it all. Stay and play at one of our great hotels!
Check out our accommodation page for hotel ideas!
Hunting and Fishing
Looking to hunt or fish in the Lethbridge area? Make sure you know the rules and plan your trip before you come. Check out our Hunting and Fishing page for more details!
Delicious Fruit is all around us in Lethbridge and you can pick it — in some parks — learn about where to get delicious fruits during your trip!
Finally, check out our Visitor Guide. It's online, so you can browse anytime, anywhere.
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