Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Helen Schuler Coulee Centre - Learn about the
fascinating prairie environment, from cacti to cottonwoods,
at this urban nature centre. set in a 200-acre nature
reserve. Changing exhibits with varied natural history
themes. Interpretive programs. Self-guided nature walks lead
into the reserve, where a wide variety of plants and
wildlife can be seen amidst arid coulees and lush
floodplains. Open year round.
Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden - A symbol of
Japanese-Canadian friendship, the garden blends ancient
Oriental designs with a modern day Canadian prairie setting.
Rocks, trees and shrubs are planned to promote tranquillity
and contemplation. View the traditional pavilion with its
tea ceremony room, the dry garden, bell tower and pagoda,
and enjoy a peaceful stroll.
Fort Whoop-Up - Located on the site of the last
Indian battle of North America, Fort Whoop-Up is a
reconstruction of Southern Alberta's first and most
notorious whisky trading post. The fort brings southern
Alberta's early history alive through displays, audio-visual
presentations, guided tours and train rides.
Sir Alexander Galt Museum - Highlights from coal
mining days, irrigation, post-war immigration, artifacts
from a second world war prisoner-of-war camp.
Agriculture Centre - Agriculture Canada's largest
research centre outside of Ottawa.
Henderson Lake Park - Features the Nikka Yuko
Japanese Gardens, golf course, campgrounds, baseball
stadium, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a rose
garden and demonstration garden, and a 60-acre man-made lake
with boat rental, concessions, picnic area, and playground.
Year-round attractions include an ice centre, a variety of
trails, and an orienteering course.
High Level Bridge - (CPR) Built in 1909, this is the longest and highest bridge of its type of construction in the world. Extends over 1.6 km (1 mi.) across the coulees to Lethbridge. Height: 97 meters.
Indian Battle Park - Named after the last great
Indian battle fought there between the Blackfoot and the
Cree nations in 1870, the park contains a replica of Fort
Southern Alberta Art Gallery -Contemporary and
historical exhibition programs in visual arts. Location:
601- 3rd Ave South
St. Mary Dam - One of the largest earth-filled
dams, provides irrigation for some 410,000 acres of
previously arid grassland
The Brewery Gardens - A beautiful display of rock gardens and thousands of vividly colored flowers which change seasonally. Located on Brewery Hill and 1st Ave on the western approach to Lethbridge.
University of Lethbridge - Enjoy an art gallery,
aquatic centre, visual art study centre performing arts
centre, experimental theatre and recital hall which feature
regular performances. Tours available.
Park Lake Provincial Park - A irrigation
reservoir, built in 1929, gave this area N of Lethbridge
lush growth. Day area with beach concession, bicycle and
canoe rentals and a boat launch. Location: 17 km (10.2 mi.)
NW of Lethbridge on Hwy. 25, W and N on Sec. Rd. 101.