Lethbridge — the Gateway to Southern Alberta
Rugged Badlands, majestic Rocky Mountains, timeless indigenous culture — Lethbridge is at the heart of Southern Alberta.
Rugged Badlands, majestic Rocky Mountains, timeless indigenous culture — Lethbridge is at the heart of Southern Alberta. Our city is pulsing with culture and 200 km of trails that will keep your heart beating fast. With accommodations for every budget, deliciously diverse restaurants, and indulgent amenities, Lethbridge is the place to hang your hat as you discover our incredible corner of Alberta. Stay in Lethbridge, ski Castle Mountain!
While COVID is still affecting opening hours, the beauty of Southern Alberta is timeless and waiting for you. Lethbridge is ready when you are!
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It's time you #ExploreLethbridge! We're not just at the centre of it all, Lethbridge has a crazy rich cultural scene, unique shopping opportunities and gems of attractions like the Japanese Garden.
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On the western edge of Henderson Lake, the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is a garden oasis in the heart of the city. Paths through the garden offer serenity and bliss. Programming like Cat-urday, Happy Hour and Anime shows engage the spirit! Learn about the Japanese culture and find your inner peace in this beautifully manicured garden!
Discovered our region's story. From before Lethbridge was a city — many pieces date from pre-colonial times and highlight the Niitsitapii (Blackfoot) people, whose history and culture continue to shape — to fun displays highlighting beer's importance to the city, the Galt Museum is your door to the past.
Every time you visit there is something new to see! With their dynamic exhibition schedule featuring contemporary art by top local, regional, national and international arts SAAG is sure to inspire. There is a reason this gallery has had a national reputation.
Learn about Lethbridge's wild side at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. From Guided Family Field Trips to amazing story walks there is always something new to learn and see.
With over 200km of trails within the city, this is the perfect spot to start hiking. Explore the coulees or get some shade in the cottonwood forests right in here in our beautiful city.
Visiting with a dog? Check out our blog to find great things to do with your furry friend!
Step back in time as you explore the Fort! Open from May–September. Learn about the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) Confederacy, the illegal whiskey trade and more as you walk through the exhibits, take a guided tour or explore the river valley on a horse-drawn carriage ride!
Explore More—Beyond Lethbridge
Incredible Culture, Epic Badlands, Majestic Mountains — Lethbridge is located between 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Looking for accommodations near Castle Mountain? Stay and play in Lethbridge, then hit the slopes! Lethbridge is the perfect hub to explore more of Southern Alberta. When you stay in Lethbridge, you can unpack once then discover the region on diverse day trips. And these are only the beginning, from historic towns to pulse-pounding ski hills, Lethbridge is at the heart of it all.
Hit the slopes at Castle Mountain Ski Resort! Daytrip driveable from Lethbridge, Castle Mountain Resort is perfect for skiers and snowboarders! Whether you're a beginner, looking to master your skills or try out the terrain park they have it all! During the summer head to the mountain for great hikes and amazing views! See that picture at the top of the page? That's Castle Mountain!
A walk like no other! Get lost in time as you walk through the hoodoos, once part of a rich underground lake now shaped by the strong Southern Alberta wind the sandstone formations still stand today and are ready for you to explore!
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the world's first International Peace Park! With its range of peaks and foothills, inspiring views are waiting for you. Hikers rejoice! National Geographic named the trail to Crypt Lake one of the World’s Most Thrilling Hikes. You'll need to leave Lethbridge to conquer this challenging hike, but bragging rights are worth it!
Learn about the Blackfoot Confederacy's rich culture and 6,000 years of history at Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump! The award-winning interpretive offers diverse programming; the trails, incredible views.
Calling all Dinosaur lovers! Come explore one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world! With more than 500 specimens found and 58 discovered in this park, it is truly a dinosaur fanatics dream! With exhibits, video theatre a fossil prep lab and more on-site there is something new for everyone to discover!
To find more great things to do in Lethbridge — Check out our visitors' guide!
Opening hours and policies change, so check before you go! And once there, remember to follow all COVID-19 guidelines.
Photo credits: Castle Mountain — Castle Mountain Ski Resort; Nikka Yuko — Travel Alberta, Writing-On-Stone — Travel Alberta / Davey Lieske; the boy at Dinosaur Provincial Park — Mike Seehagel/Travel Alberta; Waterton Lakes Photo — @Kallarambergphotography