At Calgary you start to see the approaching Rocky Mountains

Why Travel between Calgary and Medicine Hat

This segment connects Calgary, the oilpatch capital and home the the famous Calgary Stampede, with the wheatfields and ranches of Alberta’s east, with detours along the way for Drumheller’s Royal Tyrell Museum, the Blackfoot Crossing Museum at Gleichen, several  pretty lakes to the south of the highway, and the Brooks Aqueduct.

Here is the itinerary for the 284 km along Highway #1 between Calgary and Medicine Hat:

The Bow Tower, with Plensa's Wonderland Sculpture
Calgary is now a city of 1.2 million people, and has tripled in size since the 1970s. Visitors will see vast recently-built suburbs on the western and eastern approaches, and lots of home construction continuing in all directions. Very quickly you become aware of the office towers that comprise the city’s downtown core. The buildings are tightly clustered between the Bow River and the railway tracks, and house the headquarters of most of Canada’s oil & gas companies.

The city has Canada’s largest network of recreational trails, with great (and relatively level) running/ biking/blading trails running for miles alongside the Bow River.

The Bow River generally flows south of the Trans-Canada for this section, and on occasion, you can see a deep canyon from the highway where the Bow River has eroded a deep valley into the otherwise flat prairie’s terrain. The prairies are home to native species like coyote, gopher, skunk, badger, and white-tailed deer.

Lake Chestermere' Lakeside Park, just east of CalgaryAs you leave the city of Calgary heading east, the road zigs around the city of Lake Chestermere, with its summertime lake, and then continues east past Strathmore, a good place to gas-up and/or eat before continuing. Strathmore is also an excellent place to head north toward Drumheller, famous for its hoodoos, badlands, and the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleantology (dinosaurs!), which lies about an hour north of the highway.

There is a vast Indian reservation southwest of the Trans-Canada from Gleichen (home of the Blackfoot Crossing Museum) to Bassano which provides lots of history of the Blackfoot Indians, who signed Treaty 7 in 1877, which permitted the rapid settlement of Southern Alberta.


The region east of Calgary is part of the “Palliser Triangle” a dry region of south-eastern Alberta that gets little moisture. Most of the farms were homesteaded n the early 1900s, by European immigrants charmed by prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s stories of “the last best west.” The communities along the highway are market centres for the surrounding farms, often centered around irrigation infrastructure, especially noticeable at Lake Chestermere (just east of Calgary) and with Lake Newell at Brooks.

Here, rivers flow eastwards generally towards the Hudson’s Bay, though the Milk River in the very south of Alberta joins the Missouri River to flow south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Drumheller: home to the Royal Tyrell Museum (of dinosaurs)
Ninety million years ago, this land was the bottom of a vast ocean, and the accumulation of decayed plant and animal matter have create vast pools of hydrocarbons. The erosion along the Red Deer River has exposed beds of dinosaur skeletons around Drumheller (home to famed Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology), and at Dinosaur Provincial Park, northeast of Brooks, both are worthy side trips. Medicine Hat also produces its own municipal gas from a field under the city.

The area between Bassano and Brooks and is well known as a cattle ranching area and large feedlots. The Chinook winds keep the area’s grasslands free of winter snow, and in the feedlots their diets are supplemented with barley and corn grown in the area. Cattle grow to 1000 pounds (500 kg) in about 18 months (about half the time needed with open range grazing). South-eastern Alberta is also home to wild pronghorn antelope, who you may see hopping over farm and highway fences year-round, especially between Tilley and Suffield just west of Medicine Hat.

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Elevation Chart - Calgary to Medicine Hat

Elevation Chart - Calgary to Medicine Hat
Elevation Chart - Calgary to Medicine Hat

Trans-Canada Itinerary Segment Map

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-4WB Exit for 13 Ave (Medicine Hat) 715.4

 

-3.8Underpass for 13 Ave SE, shopping & services (Medicine Hat) 717.8

 

Howard Johnsons Medicine Hat, just to N of intersection..


Days Inn Medicine Hat, just to N of intersection..


Imperial Inn, just to N of intersection..


Husky and Shell stations on N (EB side of highway), Turbo station 0.5 km, via 13 Ave SE..

-3.6EB Exit for 13 Ave (Medicine Hat) 718.1

 

-2.4Major intersection: South Ridge Dr SW, access to college and attractions, golf course (Medicine Hat) 708.1

 

Medicine Hat College to NE side of intersection..


Saamis Teepee, world’s largest Teepee, 1.1 km to SW of highway, marking the Saamis Archaeological Site..


Tourism Medicine Hat…

-2Passing Medicine Hat College (N), World’s largest teepee on S side (Medicine Hat) 699.5

 

-1Creek crossing, parks & sports fields (Medicine Hat) 672.7

 

-0.616th Street SW intersection, services on S side (Medicine Hat) 702.9

 

Esso, Husky and RaceTrac gas stations on S (EB) side of intersection…


Bel-Aire Motel, on S side of highway..

-0.2WB Exit to Hwy 3/41A (Medicine Hat) 699.5

 

0Interchange Hwy 3/41A, EB access to Bomford Cr service Rd, east to downtown Medicine Hat on Gershaw Dr, west to Medicine Hat airport (Medicine Hat) 699.2

 

east to downtown Medicine Hat via Gershaw Dr..


Medicine Hat Municipal Airport (MHMA), 1.8 km to SW of highway..


Highway 3 Crowsnest Highway, southern route to Vancouver, via Fort MacLeod, Osoyoos, Hope…


Circle T Lodge, 0.4 km to SW..


Satellite Motel, 0.5 km to SW..


Ranchman Motel, 0.3 km to SW..


Sundeck Motel, 0.4 km to NE of highway..


Hat Motel, 0.4 km NE of highway..


Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (formerly Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery) to S of junction, accessed via #3 and Bomford Crescent..


Access to Lethbridge, 170 km to SW va Highway 3..


Fort Macleod, 210 km SW via highway 3..


Historic Downtown, turn of the century architecture, shopping..


Medalta Potteries factory, National Historic Site, about 5 km NE of highway, via downtown..

0.2Pedestrian Overpass (Medicine Hat) 709

 

0.2WB exit to Red Deer Dr service rd (Medicine Hat) 699.2

 

0.2EB Exit to Hwy 3/41A (Medicine Hat) 708.7

 

0.38th St SW lights, east on 6 St SW to Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Medicine Hat) 709.3

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 1 km to NW of highway..


Gas City Campground (City Park), via 11 Ave SW, about 1.6 km W of highway…


Wildrose Trailer Park, 0.3 km S of highway..


Best Western Inn Medicine Hat, just south of intersection..


Travelodge Medicine Hat, about 0.6 km S of highway..


Ramada Limited Medicine Hat, to NE of intersection..


Park Lane Motor Hotel, to E of intersection..


Searra Motel, to SE of intersection..


Trans Canada Motel, 0.2 km to SE of intersection..


Cloverleaf Motel, 0.2 km to SE of intersection..


Mohawk gas station to N (WB) of intersection) and Shell to S (EB) side of intersection…


Callaghan Inn, 0.3 km to W of intersection..

0.6Power House Rd, waterslide to W, 1st Street SW (E) with motels, gas (Medicine Hat) 677.3

 

webcam 160 M West of First St. SW


Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 5 Street SW, to southeast of highway


Riverside Waterslide & Amusement Park, to SW of highway..


Turbo gas staion on N (WB) side)..

1.3Bridge over South Saskatchewan River665.4

 

1.53rd St NW interchange (Redcliffe) 680.9

 

3Box Spring Rd Interchange (Redcliffe) 715.7

 

4Overpass over Saamis Dr NE (no access) (Redcliffe) 722.1

 

5Range Road 70(W) and Broadway Ave (E) access to Redcliff to W, Drive-in to E (Redcliffe) 738.2

 

8Range Rd 65 (S) to Redcliffe, all services (Redcliffe) 739.7

 

web cam 100m West of Alderson Gas Plant Road

11Hwy 524 (S) (Redcliffe) 748

 

16Old Highway 1 to south of highway775.4

 

38Hwy 884 (N) to Ralston, small airport748.3

 

Crown Village of Rawlston, 3.6 km N of highway..


Canadian Forces Base (DFB) Suffield, Range Training Area (for artillery and tanks) for Commonwealth and NATO forces. North of highway…

83Hwy 536 (S) to Tilley, 876 (N) to Dinosaur Provincial Park (Tilley) 747.4

 

webcam East of Hwy 876


access to Dinosaur Provincial Park, 22.7 km N of highway, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, views of dinosaur beds..


Dinosaur Provincial Park, 22. 7 km N of highway. View of world famous dinosaur beds, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site…


Village of Tilley, pop. 400, 4.4 km S of highway..


Royal Tyrrell Museum Field Station, at Dinosaur Provincial Park..


Cross Irrigation Channel, to W of intersection..

83Range Rd 142, south to Brooks Aqueduct (Brooks) 751.9

 

Petro-Canada Truck Stop (petro-pass) on the N bwestbound) side of highway..
86Township Rd 184 (S) to Tillebrook768.1

 

Tillebrook Provincial Park, camping hiking trailsm just S of highway..

97Cross Irrigation Channel (Brooks) 757.7

 

101Highway 542 (Cassis Rd), access to Brooks (W) (Brooks) 743.1

 

Brooks Health Centre, 2 km W of highway

103Highway 873, access S to Brooks and Lake Newell (Brooks) 754.7

 

Brooks Health Centre, 2.5 km to south of highway


Lake Newell Reservoir, Alberta’s largest man-made lake, 25 km S of highway..


City of Brooks, pop. 13,000 with all services, about 2.5 km S of town…


Best Western Brooks Inn..


Holiday Inn Express And Suites Brooks..


Heritage Inn & Suites..


Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre..


west access to Dinosaur Provincial Park, via Highway 544, 28 km to NE of highway, UNESCO World Heritage Site..

112Highway 36, south to Taber, north to Emerson Bridge park758.3

 

webcam east of Highway 36


Town of Taber, famous for its fresh corn in August, 100 km S of highway,..


Emerson Bridge Park, with camping, watersports32 km N of highway..

137Range Road 183, Newell Lake access775.4

 

Newell Lake behind the Bassano Dam, 4 km S of highway..

139Lotham Range Rd 175774.5

 

147Highway 550 (E) to Rosemary, Range Rd 182 (N) passing between small ponds/lakes, irrigated agricultural lands (Bassano) 776.6

 

passing between small ponds/lakes, irrigated agricultural lands..
150Exit for Bassano, 1 km to W (Bassano) 792.2

 

Bassano Health Centre , at west end of town, 1 km W of highway


Town of Bassano, all services..

152Highway 847 (S) to Bassano, all services, small airport (Bassano) 791.6

 

169Highway 56, south to town of Crowfoot and Siksika Indian Reserve843.7

 

webcam East of Hwy 56

179Creek crossing & Irrigated farmlands899.8

 

183Highway 842 south to Siksika Indian Reserve903.1

 

webcam east of Highway 842


Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, 7 km S of highway..


Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park offers a number of tours and cultural programs…


Siksika First Nation, Part of Treaty Seven..

194Highway 904 to Gleichen (Gleichen) 880

 

195Township Rd 222 (W) to Gleichen (Gleichen) 883.9

 

196Range Rd 225 (S) access to Gleichen (Gleichen) 884.8

 

198Range Rd 230 (N) Highway 547 (S), to Gleichen (Gleichen) 902.8

 

199Range Rd 230 (S) to Siksika Indian Reserve 146, Trans-Canada bends (Gleichen) 886.4

 

Siksika Indian Reserve, member Siksika First Nation..


Treaty Seven Management Corporation (Tribal Council)..

217Highway 561 (E) to Hussar, Trans-Canada make 90 degree bend877.8

 

east to Hussar (pop. 200), 28 km E of highway..
228Highway 21 (N) to Drumheller, Range Rd 242 (S)974.8

 

Access to Drumheller, 73 km to N of highway..


Royal Tyrrell Museum (The best exhibit of dinosaurs & evolution anywhere)..

229Range Rd 242 (Eagle Lake Campground 6 km to south)977.8

 

Eagle Lake Rv Resort, 5.7 km to south of highway..

229.8View to Eagle Lake to south947.9

 

231Cross Irrigation Canal965.3

 

232Range Rd 244943.4

 

Horserace track & stables to SE of intersection…
233Range Rd 245 (Eagle Lake to south)953.4

 

Eagle Lake to South of highway..
236E Pine Rd (access to from service roads) (Strathmore) 962.9

 

237Lakeside Blvd (N) Spruce Park Dr (S) (Strathmore) 971.4

 

Access into Strathmore for WB traffic..


Petro-Canada and Shell service stations on N side of highway..

238Wheatland Trail (Highway #817) (Strathmore) 974.1

 

Town of Strathmore..


Travelodge Strathmore, to NE of intersection..


Super 8 – Strathmore, to NW of intersection..


Best Western Strathmore Inn, just N of intersection..


Econo Lodge Strathmore, . 7 km W of intersection..


Strathmore Fairgrounds, 3 km N of highway, home to Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede (fair, Rodeo, running of the bulls event). End of July..


Strathmore Golf Club, 1.6 km north of highway..


Oxbow Country Golf Course, 3.2 km N of highway..

239West Highway access (Strathmore) 979

 

240Cross Irrigation Canal983.6

 

242Range Rd 254, access to Auction House to north975.1

 

243Range Rd 255972

 

245Range Rd 260970.2

 

246Range Rd 261, creek crossing to east of intersection971.7

 

246.3Rest Stop (WB)978.7

 

Rest Stop – no facilities (WB)..
247Hwy 24 (S)974.8

 

south to village of Cheadle, 2.5 km S of highway (no services)..


Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park, on the Bow River, 28 km S of highway..

248Range Rd 262974.8

 

250Rest Area (WB)998.5

 

Rest Area, wtih view of open prairie..
251.4Range Rd 2641002.8

 

254Rest Area (EB)1010.7

 

Rest Area, with view of open prairie..
254.7Boundary Rd1002.5

 

255Range Rd 2701002.2

 

258Highway #9 (N) to Drumheller, Hwy 791 (S)1003.4

 

Access to Drumheller, 107 km to NE of highway..


Royal Tyrrell Museum (The best exhibit of dinosaurs & evolution anywhere)..


cross irrigation ditch just east of intersection..

259Cross small unnamed lake996.7

 

260Valview Rd1001.9

 

261Range Rd 2741008.3

 

261Railway overpass1005.8

 

263196 St NE1016.2

 

266Range Rd 2811027.2

 

266Highway 791 (Range Rd 280)1026.9

 

web cam W of Highway 791 (3 angles)

26917th Ave SE underpass (Chestermere) 1034.8

 

Small plaza to W of highway, with Esso gas station, Subway, and other stores & services…


Chestermere Skateboard Park, to N side of lake..


Access to Calgary bike trails along the Irrigation District Canal to downtown. Trail begins S end of Lake…


Esso gas station & convenience store, south of Highway

269.2Cross Western District Irrigation Canal bridge (Chestermere) 1023.2

 

Lake Chestermere Photos..

270.1Paradise Rd N to Inverlake Rd, S to Lake Chestermere Village (Chestermere) 1046.7

 

Lake Chestermere, lake with water activities, beach. Boat ramp is on W side of lake N of 17th Ave..


Lakeside Greens Golf Course and Country Club, 1.7 km SW of highway..

270.9Range Rd 2831051

 

272.5Range Rd 284 (RV park to north)1054.9

 

Mountain View Farm Camping, 0.3 km N of highway..

274.1Garden Rd (Range Rd 255)1060.1

 

275.1Railway underpass1060.7

 

275.784th St NE (Range Rd 290) City Boundary (Calgary) 1063.1

 

277.3North East Stoney Trail (under construction) (Calgary) 1068

 

East access to the North East Stoney Trail portion of North Ring Road Designated Highway 201. Expected to Open in 2011…

278.668 St Intersection, shopping to N (Calgary) 1067.1

 

278.952 St NE WB exit ramp (Calgary) 1070.8

 

279.252 St NE overpass (Calgary) 1076.9

 

Shell .5 km to N of hihgway, Esso .4 km to S of highway…


Village Square Leisure Centre, with wave pool, 1.5 km NE of intersection…

280.252 St NE EB exit ramp (Calgary) 1077.2

 

280.5WB Exit for 36th St NE to shopping, accommodation, and & car dealerships1078.1

 

280.836 Street NE overpass, and NE LRT overpass1085.7

 

Light Rail Transit (LRT access) Rundle station N of highway, Marlborough station S of highway..


Sunridge Mall, shopping with food court, .5 km N of highway,..


.5 km N of highway: Shell, Sunridge Gas Bar, Superstore Gas Bar; and 5 km S of highway: Husky, Canadian Tire…


Coast Plaza Hotel, to SW of highway junction…


number of restaurants, including casual dining chains, fast food, and Asian restaurants, mostly to S of highway…


Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas, 10 screen multiplex 0.5 km N of highway..


Moviedome budget movie theatre, 5. km S of highway..


Marlborough Mall, 1.2 km S of highway..

281.1EB Exit to 36 St NE Southbound & NB (to shopping, accommodation, car repairs) (Calgary) 1083.3

 

Calgary General Hospital, Peter Lougheed Centre, to north of highway

281.9WB Exit for Barlow Tr N (to Calgary International Airport) (Calgary) 1095.5

 

282.2Barlow Trail overpass and interchange (Calgary) 1089.7

 

Calgary International Airport, 9 km N of highway..


Several RV rental establishments along Barlow Trail…

282.5EB Exit for Barlow Tr S (Calgary) 1093.6

 

28319th Street NE, accommodation, dining (Calgary) 1086.3

 

Best Western Airport, just to NW of intersection..


Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport, to NE of intersection..


Holiday Inn – Calgary Airport, to SE of intersection..


Pointe Inn, the, to NE of intersection..


Shell & Husky stations to N of intersection..

283.2Pedestrian overpass (with great view) (Calgary) 1085.4

 

284Deerfoot Trail (Hwy #2) double diamond interchange (Calgary) 1040.6

 

Highway 2, The Deerfoot Trail in Calgary, goes north to Red Deer & Edmonton, south to Lethbridge and the US border
..


Edmonton, 300 km to N..


Calgary International Airport, 12 km N of highway, via Airport Trail..


east access to Calgary Zoo, via Memorial Drive, 2.5 km S of highway..


Access to Calgary’s downtown, via Memorial Drive, with over 20 hotels..

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0Deerfoot Trail (Hwy #2) double diamond interchange (Calgary) 1040.6

 

Highway 2, The Deerfoot Trail in Calgary, goes north to Red Deer & Edmonton, south to Lethbridge and the US border
..


Edmonton, 300 km to N..


Calgary International Airport, 12 km N of highway, via Airport Trail..


east access to Calgary Zoo, via Memorial Drive, 2.5 km S of highway..


Access to Calgary’s downtown, via Memorial Drive, with over 20 hotels..

0.8Pedestrian overpass (with great view) (Calgary) 1085.4

 

119th Street NE, accommodation, dining (Calgary) 1086.3

 

Best Western Airport, just to NW of intersection..


Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport, to NE of intersection..


Holiday Inn – Calgary Airport, to SE of intersection..


Pointe Inn, the, to NE of intersection..


Shell & Husky stations to N of intersection..

1.5EB Exit for Barlow Tr S (Calgary) 1093.6

 

1.8Barlow Trail overpass and interchange (Calgary) 1089.7

 

Calgary International Airport, 9 km N of highway..


Several RV rental establishments along Barlow Trail…

2.1WB Exit for Barlow Tr N (to Calgary International Airport) (Calgary) 1095.5

 

2.9EB Exit to 36 St NE Southbound & NB (to shopping, accommodation, car repairs) (Calgary) 1083.3

 

Calgary General Hospital /Peter Lougheed Centre, to north of highway

3.236 Street NE overpass, and NE LRT overpass1085.7

 

Light Rail Transit (LRT access) Rundle station N of highway, Marlborough station S of highway..


Sunridge Mall, shopping with food court, .5 km N of highway,..


.5 km N of highway: Shell, Sunridge Gas Bar, Superstore Gas Bar; and 5 km S of highway: Husky, Canadian Tire…


Coast Plaza Hotel, to SW of highway junction…


number of restaurants, including casual dining chains, fast food, and Asian restaurants, mostly to S of highway…


Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas, 10 screen multiplex 0.5 km N of highway..


Moviedome budget movie theatre, 5. km S of highway..


Marlborough Mall, 1.2 km S of highway..

3.5WB Exit for 36th St NE to shopping, accommodation, and & car dealerships1078.1

 

3.852 St NE EB exit ramp (Calgary) 1077.2

 

4.852 St NE overpass (Calgary) 1076.9

 

Shell .5 km to N of highway, Esso .4 km to S of highway…


Village Square Leisure Centre, with wave pool, 1.5 km NE of intersection…

5.152 St NE WB exit ramp (Calgary) 1070.8

 

5.468 St Intersection, shopping to N (Calgary) 1067.1

 

6.7North East Stoney Trail (under construction) (Calgary) 1068

 

East access to the North East Stoney Trail portion of North Ring Road Designated Highway 201. Expected to Open in 2011…

8.384th St NE (Range Rd 290) City Boundary (Calgary) 1063.1

 

8.9Railway underpass1060.7

 

9.9Garden Rd (Range Rd 255)1060.1

 

11.5Range Rd 284 (RV park to north)1054.9

 

Mountain View Farm Camping, 0.3 km N of highway..

13.1Range Rd 2831051

 

13.9Paradise Rd N to Inverlake Rd, S to Lake Chestermere Village (Chestermere) 1046.7

 

Lake Chestermere, lake with water activities, beach. Boat ramp is on W side of lake N of 17th Ave..


Lakeside Greens Golf Course and Country Club, 1.7 km SW of highway..

14.8Cross Western District Irrigation Canal bridge (Chestermere) 1023.2

 

Lake Chestermere Photos..

1517th Ave SE underpass (Chestermere) 1034.8

 

Small plaza to W of highway, with Esso gas station, Subway, and other stores & services…


Chestermere Skateboard Park, to N side of lake..


Access to Calgary bike trails along the Irrigation District Canal to downtown. Trail begins S end of Lake…


Esso gas station & convenience store, south of Highway

18Range Rd 2811027.2

 

18Highway 791 (Range Rd 280)1026.9

 

web cam W of Highway 791 (3 angles)

21196 St NE1016.2

 

23Range Rd 2741008.3

 

23Railway overpass1005.8

 

24Valview Rd1001.9

 

25Cross small unnamed lake996.7

 

26Highway #9 (N) to Drumheller, Hwy 791 (S)1003.4

 

Access to Drumheller, 107 km to NE of highway..


Royal Tyrrell Museum (The best exhibit of dinosaurs & evolution anywhere)..


cross irrigation ditch just east of intersection..

29Range Rd 2701002.2

 

29.3Boundary Rd1002.5

 

30Rest Area (EB)1010.7

 

Rest Area, with view of open prairie..
32.6Range Rd 2641002.8

 

34Rest Area (WB)998.5

 

Rest Area, wtih view of open prairie..
36Range Rd 262974.8

 

37Hwy 24 (S)974.8

 

south to village of Cheadle, 2.5 km S of highway (no services)..


Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park, on the Bow River, 28 km S of highway..

37.7Rest Stop (WB)978.7

 

Rest Stop – no facilities (WB)..
38Range Rd 261, creek crossing to east of intersection971.7

 

39Range Rd 260970.2

 

41Range Rd 255972

 

42Range Rd 254, access to Auction House to north975.1

 

44Cross Irrigation Canal983.6

 

45West Highway access (Strathmore) 979

 

46Wheatland Trail (Highway #817) (Strathmore) 974.1

 

Town of Strathmore..


Travelodge Strathmore, to NE of intersection..


Super 8 – Strathmore, to NW of intersection..


Best Western Strathmore Inn, just N of intersection..


Econo Lodge Strathmore, . 7 km W of intersection..


Strathmore Fairgrounds, 3 km N of highway, home to Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede (fair, Rodeo, running of the bulls event). End of July..


Strathmore Golf Club, 1.6 km north of highway..


Oxbow Country Golf Course, 3.2 km N of highway..

47Lakeside Blvd (N) Spruce Park Dr (S) (Strathmore) 971.4

 

Access into Strathmore for WB traffic..


Petro-Canada and Shell service stations on N side of highway..

48E Pine Rd (access to from service roads) (Strathmore) 962.9

 

51Range Rd 245 (Eagle Lake to south)953.4

 

Eagle Lake to South of highway..
52Range Rd 244943.4

 

Horserace track & stables to SE of intersection…
53Cross Irrigation Canal965.3

 

54.2View to Eagle Lake to south947.9

 

55Range Rd 242 (Eagle Lake Campground 6 km to south)977.8

 

Eagle Lake Rv Resort, 5.7 km to south of highway..

56Highway 21 (N) to Drumheller, Range Rd 242 (S)974.8

 

Access to Drumheller, 73 km to N of highway..


Royal Tyrrell Museum (The best exhibit of dinosaurs & evolution anywhere)..

67Highway 561 (E) to Hussar, Trans-Canada make 90 degree bend877.8

 

east to Hussar (pop. 200), 28 km E of highway..
85Range Rd 230 (S) to Siksika Indian Reserve 146, Trans-Canada bends (Gleichen) 886.4

 

Siksika Indian Reserve, member Siksika First Nation..


Treaty Seven Management Corporation (Tribal Council)..

86Range Rd 230 (N) Highway 547 (S), to Gleichen (Gleichen) 902.8

 

88Range Rd 225 (S) access to Gleichen (Gleichen) 884.8

 

89Township Rd 222 (W) to Gleichen (Gleichen) 883.9

 

90Highway 904 to Gleichen (Gleichen) 880

 

101Highway 842 south to Siksika Indian Reserve903.1

 

webcam east of Highway 842


Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, 7 km S of highway..


Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park offers a number of tours and cultural programs…


Siksika First Nation, Part of Treaty Seven..

105Creek crossing & Irrigated farmlands899.8

 

115Highway 56, south to town of Crowfoot and Siksika Indian Reserve843.7

 

webcam East of Hwy 56

132Highway 847 (S) to Bassano, all services, small airport (Bassano) 791.6

 

134Exit for Bassano, 1 km to W (Bassano) 792.2

 

Bassano Health Centre , at west end of town, 1 km W of highway


Town of Bassano, all services..

137Highway 550 (E) to Rosemary, Range Rd 182 (N) passing between small ponds/lakes, irrigated agricultural lands (Bassano) 776.6

 

passing between small ponds/lakes, irrigated agricultural lands..
145Lotham Range Rd 175774.5

 

147Range Road 183, Newell Lake access775.4

 

Newell Lake behind the Bassano Dam, 4 km S of highway..

172Highway 36, south to Taber, north to Emerson Bridge park758.3

 

webcam east of Highway 36


Town of Taber, famous for its fresh corn in August, 100 km S of highway,..


Emerson Bridge Park, with camping, watersports32 km N of highway..

181Highway 873, access S to Brooks and Lake Newell (Brooks) 754.7

 

Brooks Health Centre, 2.5 km to south of highway


Lake Newell Reservoir, Alberta’s largest man-made lake, 25 km S of highway..


City of Brooks, pop. 13,000 with all services, about 2.5 km S of town…


Best Western Brooks Inn..


Holiday Inn Express And Suites Brooks..


Heritage Inn & Suites..


Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre..


west access to Dinosaur Provincial Park, via Highway 544, 28 km to NE of highway, UNESCO World Heritage Site..

183Highway 542 (Cassis Rd), access to Brooks (W) (Brooks) 743.1

 

Brooks Health Centre, 2 km W of highway

187Cross Irrigation Channel (Brooks) 757.7

 

198Township Rd 184 (S) to Tillebrook768.1

 

Tillebrook Provincial Park, camping, hiking trails, just S of highway..

198Range Rd 142, south to Brooks Aqueduct (Brooks) 751.9

 

Petro-Canada Truck Stop (petro-pass) on the N bwestbound) side of highway..
201Hwy 536 (S) to Tilley, 876 (N) to Dinosaur Provincial Park (Tilley) 747.4

 

webcam East of Hwy 876


access to Dinosaur Provincial Park, 22.7 km N of highway, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, views of dinosaur beds..


Dinosaur Provincial Park, 22. 7 km N of highway. View of world famous dinosaur beds, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site…


Village of Tilley, pop. 400, 4.4 km S of highway..


Royal Tyrrell Museum Field Station, at Dinosaur Provincial Park..


Cross Irrigation Channel, to W of intersection..

246Hwy 884 (N) to Ralston, small airport748.3

 

Crown Village of Rawlston, 3.6 km N of highway..


Canadian Forces Base (DFB) Suffield, Range Training Area (for artillery and tanks) for Commonwealth and NATO forces. North of highway…

268Old Highway 1 to south of highway775.4

 

273Hwy 524 (S) (Redcliffe) 748

 

276Range Rd 65 (S) to Redcliffe, all services (Redcliffe) 739.7

 

web cam 100m West of Alderson Gas Plant Road

279Range Road 70(W) and Broadway Ave (E) access to Redcliff to W, Drive-in to E (Redcliffe) 738.2

 

280Overpass over Saamis Dr NE (no access) (Redcliffe) 722.1

 

281Box Spring Rd Interchange (Redcliffe) 715.7

 

282.53rd St NW interchange (Redcliffe) 680.9

 

282.7Bridge over South Saskatchewan River665.4

 

283.4Power House Rd, waterslide to W, 1st Street SW (E) with motels, gas (Medicine Hat) 677.3

 

webcam 160 M West of First St. SW


Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 5 Street SW, to southeast of highway


Riverside Waterslide & Amusement Park, to SW of highway..


Turbo gas staion on N (WB) side)..

283.78th St SW lights, east on 6 St SW to Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Medicine Hat) 709.3

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 1 km to NW of highway..


Gas City Campground (City Park), via 11 Ave SW, about 1.6 km W of highway…


Wildrose Trailer Park, 0.3 km S of highway..


Best Western Inn Medicine Hat, just south of intersection..


Travelodge Medicine Hat, about 0.6 km S of highway..


Ramada Limited Medicine Hat, to NE of intersection..


Park Lane Motor Hotel, to E of intersection..


Searra Motel, to SE of intersection..


Trans Canada Motel, 0.2 km to SE of intersection..


Cloverleaf Motel, 0.2 km to SE of intersection..


Mohawk gas station to N (WB) of intersection) and Shell to S (EB) side of intersection…


Callaghan Inn, 0.3 km to W of intersection..

283.8Pedestrian Overpass (Medicine Hat) 709

 

283.8WB exit to Red Deer Dr service rd (Medicine Hat) 699.2

 

283.8EB Exit to Hwy 3/41A (Medicine Hat) 708.7

 

284Interchange Hwy 3/41A, EB access to Bomford Cr service Rd, east to downtown Medicine Hat on Gershaw Dr, west to Medicine Hat airport (Medicine Hat) 699.2

 

east to downtown Medicine Hat via Gershaw Dr.


Medicine Hat Municipal Airport (MHMA), 1.8 km to SW of highway.


Highway 3 Crowsnest Highway, southern route to Vancouver, via Fort MacLeod, Osoyoos, Hope…


Circle T Lodge, 0.4 km to SW.


Satellite Motel, 0.5 km to SW.


Ranchman Motel, 0.3 km to SW.


Sundeck Motel, 0.4 km to NE of highway.


Hat Motel, 0.4 km NE of highway.


Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (formerly Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery) to S of junction, accessed via #3 and Bomford Crescent..


Access to Lethbridge, 170 km to SW va Highway 3..


Fort Macleod, 210 km SW via highway 3..


Historic Downtown, turn of the century architecture, shopping.


Medalta Potteries factory, National Historic Site, about 5 km NE of highway, via downtown..

284.2WB Exit to Hwy 3/41A (Medicine Hat) 699.5

 

284.616th Street SW intersection, services on S side (Medicine Hat) 702.9

 

Esso, Husky and Race Trac gas stations on S (EB) side of intersection…


Bel-Aire Motel, on S side of highway..

285Creek crossing, parks & sports fields (Medicine Hat) 672.7

 

286Passing Medicine Hat College (N), World’s largest teepee on S side (Medicine Hat) 699.5

 

286.4Major intersection: South Ridge Dr SW, access to college and attractions, golf course (Medicine Hat) 708.1

 

Medicine Hat College to NE side of intersection..


Saamis Teepee, world’s largest Teepee, 1.1 km to SW of highway, marking the Saamis Archaeological Site..


Tourism Medicine Hat…

287.6EB Exit for 13 Ave (Medicine Hat) 718.1

 

287.8Underpass for 13 Ave SE, shopping & services (Medicine Hat) 717.8

 

Howard Johnsons Medicine Hat, just to N of intersection.


Days Inn Medicine Hat, just to N of intersection..


Imperial Inn, just to N of intersection..


Husky and Shell stations on N (EB side of highway), Turbo station 0.5 km, via 13 Ave SE..

288WB Exit for 13 Ave (Medicine Hat) 715.4

 

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