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!

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 access can change.

With all the fun you'll be having don't forget to eat — check out our Dining Around the World blog to learn more!

1. 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! For more about the Centre

2. 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. For more about parks.

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.

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.

3. 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.

4. Dog Gone Fun!

Do your travelling companions prefer to play fetch? The Scenic Drive Dog Run loop (1107 6th St S) takes you into the coulees for nature and great views. For more dog-friendly walks check out our blog! Many of these paths are perfect for humans too!

5. Gym, Pools and Surfing!

COVID-19 has changed how you can access most facilities. Visit the Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre website to see how and when you can access their gym, weight room, and an aquatic centre.

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.

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 or the alpine splendour of Water 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!

Finally, check out our Visitor Guide. It's online, so you can browse anytime, anywhere.