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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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Itinerary Details

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-4 WB Exit for 13 Ave (Medicine Hat 715.4

 

-3.8 Underpass 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..

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

 

-2.4 Major 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…

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

 

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

 

-0.6 16th 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..

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

 

0 Interchange 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..

0.2 Pedestrian Overpass (Medicine Hat)  709

 

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

 

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

 

0.3 8th 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..

0.6 Power 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 station on N (WB) side)..

1.3 Bridge over South Saskatchewan River 665.4

 

1.5 3rd St NW interchange (Redcliffe)  680.9

 

3 Box Spring Rd Interchange (Redcliffe)  715.7

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

web cam 100m West of Alderson Gas Plant Road

11 Hwy 524 (S) (Redcliffe)  748

 

16 Old Highway 1 to south of highway 775.4

 

38 Hwy 884 (N) to Ralston, small airport 748.3

 

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…

83 Hwy 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..

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

 

Petro-Canada Truck Stop (petro-pass) on the N (westbound) side of highway..
86 Township Rd 184 (S) to Tillebrook 768.1

 

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

97 Cross Irrigation Channel (Brooks)  757.7

 

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

 

Brooks Health Centre, 2 km W of highway

103 Highway 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..

112 Highway 36, south to Taber, north to Emerson Bridge park 758.3

 

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..

137 Range Road 183, Newell Lake access 775.4

 

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

139 Lotham Range Rd 175 774.5

 

147 Highway 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..
150 Exit 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..

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

 

169 Highway 56, south to town of Crowfoot and Siksika Indian Reserve 843.7

 

webcam East of Hwy 56

179 Creek crossing & Irrigated farmlands 899.8

 

183 Highway 842 south to Siksika Indian Reserve 903.1

 

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..

194 Highway 904 to Gleichen (Gleichen)  880

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

199 Range 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)..

217 Highway 561 (E) to Hussar, Trans-Canada make 90 degree bend 877.8

 

east to Hussar (pop. 200), 28 km E of highway..
228 Highway 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)..

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

 

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

229.8 View to Eagle Lake to south 947.9

 

231 Cross Irrigation Canal 965.3

 

232 Range Rd 244 943.4

 

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

 

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

 

237 Lakeside 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..

238 Wheatland 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..

239 West Highway access (Strathmore)  979

 

240 Cross Irrigation Canal 983.6

 

242 Range Rd 254, access to Auction House to north 975.1

 

243 Range Rd 255 972

 

245 Range Rd 260 970.2

 

246 Range Rd 261, creek crossing to east of intersection 971.7

 

246.3 Rest Stop (WB) 978.7

 

Rest Stop – no facilities (WB)..
247 Hwy 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..

248 Range Rd 262 974.8

 

250 Rest Area (WB) 998.5

 

Rest Area, with view of open prairie..
251.4 Range Rd 264 1002.8

 

254 Rest Area (EB) 1010.7

 

Rest Area, with view of open prairie..
254.7 Boundary Rd 1002.5

 

255 Range Rd 270 1002.2

 

258 Highway #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..

259 Cross small unnamed lake 996.7

 

260 Valview Rd 1001.9

 

261 Range Rd 274 1008.3

 

261 Railway overpass 1005.8

 

263 196 St NE 1016.2

 

266 Range Rd 281 1027.2

 

266 Highway 791 (Range Rd 280) 1026.9

 

web cam W of Highway 791 (3 angles)

269 17th 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

269.2 Cross Western District Irrigation Canal bridge (Chestermere)  1023.2

 

Lake Chestermere Photos..

270.1 Paradise 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..

270.9 Range Rd 283 1051

 

272.5 Range Rd 284 (RV park to north) 1054.9

 

Mountain View Farm Camping, 0.3 km N of highway.

274.1 Garden Rd (Range Rd 255) 1060.1

 

275.1 Railway underpass 1060.7

 

275.7 84th St NE (Range Rd 290) Calgary City Boundary (Calgary 1063.1

 

277.3 North 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…

278.6 68 St Intersection, shopping to N (Calgary)  1067.1

 

278.9 52 St NE WB exit ramp (Calgary)  1070.8

 

279.2 52 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…

280.2 52 St NE EB exit ramp (Calgary)  1077.2

 

280.5 WB Exit for 36th St NE to shopping, accommodation, and & car dealerships 1078.1

 

280.8 36 Street NE overpass, and NE LRT overpass 1085.7

 

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..


Calgary International Airport, 9 km N of highway..


Marlborough Mall, 1.2 km S of highway..

281.1 EB 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

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

 

282.2 Barlow Trail overpass and interchange (Calgary)  1089.7

 

 

Several RV rental establishments along Barlow Trail…

282.5 EB Exit for Barlow Tr S (Calgary)  1093.6

 

283 19th 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..

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

 

284 Deerfoot 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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0 Deerfoot 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..

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

 

1 19th 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..

1.5 EB Exit for Barlow Tr S (Calgary)  1093.6

 

1.8 Barlow Trail overpass and interchange (Calgary)  1089.7

 

 


Several RV rental establishments along Barlow Trail…

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

 

2.9 EB 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

3.2 36 Street NE overpass, and NE LRT overpass 1085.7

 

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..


Calgary International Airport, 9 km N of highway.


Marlborough Mall, 1.2 km S of highway..

3.5 WB Exit for 36th St NE to shopping, accommodation, and & car dealerships 1078.1

 

3.8 52 St NE EB exit ramp (Calgary)  1077.2

 

4.8 52 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…

5.1 52 St NE WB exit ramp (Calgary)  1070.8

 

5.4 68 St Intersection, shopping to N (Calgary)  1067.1

 

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

 

East access to the North East Stoney Trail portion of North Ring Road Designated Highway 201. (Opened in 2011)

8.3 84th St NE (Range Rd 290) Calgary City Boundary (Calgary 1063.1

 

8.9 Railway underpass 1060.7

 

9.9 Garden Rd (Range Rd 255) 1060.1

 

11.5 Range Rd 284 (RV park to north) 1054.9

 

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

13.1 Range Rd 283 1051

 

13.9 Paradise 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..

14.8 Cross Western District Irrigation Canal bridge (Chestermere)  1023.2

 

Lake Chestermere Photos..

15 17th 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

18 Range Rd 281 1027.2

 

18 Highway 791 (Range Rd 280) 1026.9

 

web cam W of Highway 791 (3 angles)

21 196 St NE 1016.2

 

23 Range Rd 274 1008.3

 

23 Railway overpass 1005.8

 

24 Valview Rd 1001.9

 

25 Cross small unnamed lake 996.7

 

26 Highway #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.

29 Range Rd 270 1002.2

 

29.3 Boundary Rd 1002.5

 

30 Rest Area (EB) 1010.7

 

Rest Area, with view of open prairie.
32.6 Range Rd 264 1002.8

 

34 Rest Area (WB) 998.5

 

Rest Area, with view of open prairie..
36 Range Rd 262 974.8

 

37 Hwy 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..

37.7 Rest Stop (WB) 978.7

 

Rest Stop – no facilities (WB)..
38 Range Rd 261, creek crossing to east of intersection 971.7

 

39 Range Rd 260 970.2

 

41 Range Rd 255 972

 

42 Range Rd 254, access to Auction House to north 975.1

 

44 Cross Irrigation Canal 983.6

 

45 West Highway access (Strathmore)  979

 

46 Wheatland 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.

47 Lakeside 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.

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

 

51 Range Rd 245 (Eagle Lake to south) 953.4

 

Eagle Lake to South of highway.
52 Range Rd 244 943.4

 

Horseracing track & stables to SE of intersection…
53 Cross Irrigation Canal 965.3

 

54.2 View to Eagle Lake to south 947.9

 

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

 

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

56 Highway 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)..

67 Highway 561 (E) to Hussar, Trans-Canada make 90 degree bend 877.8

 

east to Hussar (pop. 200), 28 km E of highway..
85 Range 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).

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

 

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

 

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

 

90 Highway 904 to Gleichen (Gleichen 880

 

101 Highway 842 south to Siksika Indian Reserve 903.1

 

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..

105 Creek crossing & Irrigated farmlands 899.8

 

115 Highway 56, south to town of Crowfoot and Siksika Indian Reserve 843.7

 

webcam East of Hwy 56

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

 

134 Exit 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..

137 Highway 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..
145 Lotham Range Rd 175 774.5

 

147 Range Road 183, Newell Lake access 775.4

 

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

172 Highway 36, south to Taber, north to Emerson Bridge park 758.3

 

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, watersports 32 km N of highway..

181 Highway 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..

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

 

Brooks Health Centre, 2 km W of highway

187 Cross Irrigation Channel (Brooks)  757.7

 

198 Township Rd 184 (S) to Tillebrook 768.1

 

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

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

 

Petro-Canada Truck Stop (petro-pass) on the N (westbound) side of highway..
201 Hwy 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..

246 Hwy 884 (N) to Ralston, small airport 748.3

 

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…

268 Old Highway 1 to south of highway 775.4

 

273 Hwy 524 (S) (Redcliffe)  748

 

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

 

web cam 100m West of Alderson Gas Plant Road

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

 

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

 

281 Box Spring Rd Interchange (Redcliffe)  715.7

 

282.5 3rd St NW interchange (Redcliffe)  680.9

 

282.7 Bridge over South Saskatchewan River 665.4

 

283.4 Power 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 station on N (WB) side)..

283.7 8th 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..

283.8 Pedestrian Overpass (Medicine Hat)  709

 

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

 

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

 

284 Interchange 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..

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

 

284.6 16th 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..

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

 

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

 

286.4 Major 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…

287.6 EB Exit for 13 Ave (Medicine Hat)  718.1

 

287.8 Underpass 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..

288 WB Exit for 13 Ave (Medicine Hat)  715.4

 

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