Regional Tourism & Recreation
Visitors to southeastern Alberta will find outstanding and unique recreation, historical and cultural places to visit. This area is part of the tourism destination known as the Canadian Badlands.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
This park is considered an oasis in the prairie. It is the highest point between Ontario and the Canadian Rockies. It consists of an upland prairie and forested area with campgrounds, trails, lakes, a snowboard/ski hill and a seasonal residential area called Elkwater. This park is connected to a similar park in the province of Saskatchewan, which includes the Fort Walsh National Historic site.
Medalta Potteries National Historic Site
Look for this attraction in the City of Medicine Hat in the 150 acre historic clay district. Visitors to Medalta have the opportunity to walk the same path as the men & women who once worked in the factory. Today, the factory has been transformed into a museum showcasing the people and industry that made Medicine Hat. The Working Pottery makes replica Medalta pottery for sale – visitors can actually enter the studio and speak with workers.
Red Rock Coulee
For an outdoor hike, here is an area where the natural erosion processes have left spherical rock formations scattered amongst the dry, desert-like prairie vegetation.
The Canadian Badlands tourism destination company provides more unique travel sites and ideas in Canada's “Wild West.