Southeast of Calgary on the Oldman River, Lethbridge is known for its warm temperatures and sunshine. Lethbridge is split into three sections by the Crowsnest Highway and the Oldman river. West of the coulees and the river is Westside, north of the Highway is Northside, and finally Southside, where you can find downtown Lethbridge.
Campgrounds • Places to Eat • Things to Do • Next Stop
- Farm camping, no traffic noise!
- Full hook ups
- Full hookups
- Resort pool and play area
- On site store
- Dump station
- Hook ups available
Food and Drink in Lethbridge
Being at the heart of southern Alberta’s agricultural district, Lethbridge has a large selection of delicious cuisine to choose from.
Founded by 2 friends in 2012 who based their brewery off science, environmental sustainability, community support, and social awareness.
Not only does this place offer amazing brews from all over the globe, but it is also located inside a cozy telegraph building that is packed with history.
Enjoy a prairie sunset while you dine at the Water Tower and Grill! Located inside Lethbridge’s previous water tower, this restaurant offers panoramic views of the city, delicious cuisine and a daily cocktail hour from 2pm – 5pm.
From being featured on Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here, to being named Canada’s Best Pizza by Canadian Pizza Magazine in 2012, there is a reason Two Guys have created such a name for themselves! They serve up to 40 different kinds of pizza, calzones, wings, and even pasta!
Grab something sweet and delicious from Streatside Eatery, they make all of their items in house!
A beloved favorite coffee shop with a lovely flower filled patio! They offer hearty salads, sandwiches, and delicious baked goods like their homemade cheesecake!
Things To Do In Lethbridge – Outdoors
Enjoy Lethbridge’s sunshine by exploring North Americas largest urban park system! Lethbridge offers over 240km of natural trails throughout the river valleys coulees for people to run, bike, or walk.
Henderson Lake Park
Featuring a 24 hectare lake, over 7km of trails, annual community celebrations, and the legendary Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival.
If you choose to float down the river on a hot day, like many locals, Pavan Park is the common pull out area! Look for the concrete stairs built into the riverbank just north of the John Martin Picnic shelter.
Northside Lethbridge’s first major regional park, Legacy Park spans 73 acres and includes ornamental gardens, a skate park, and even a outdoor obstacle course with a pro grade timing system and scoreboards for some free, friendly competition. The parks outdoor amphitheater has been known to host music festivals during the summer.
Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens
Discover an oasis in the prairies, with this merge of Japanese and Canadian culture! The Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens offer guests a wide range of many different packages. Whether you are looking for a romantic picnic in the gardens, or to battle it out sumo suit style inside a private room, this place is sure to offer something that you will love.
Located beside the Nikka Yuko Gardens is Henderson Pool. Lethbridge’s largest outdoor pool features two waterslides, a drop slide, climbing wall, diving board, and a rotary spray park, making it the perfect place to cool down this summer.
Visit the largest farmers market in southern Alberta! You can find anything from organic wine, baked goods, or handmade gold jewelry in the numerous vender stalls. It is free to attend and has plenty of parking!
Lethbridge Corn Maze
Challenge yourself by attempting to escape the Lethbridge Corn Maze! It can take up to two hours to find your way out, but you can yell to the person in the center tower for hints.
There are also three smaller mazes, a petting zoo, train and hay rides, and much more!
Rocky Mountain Turf Club
Visit Rocky Mountain Turf Club for an entertaining night out! There are often live horse races on the weekends that are free to attend, and betting is optional.
Birds of Prey
Situated on a 70 acre site, Alberta Birds of Prey Centre is Canada’s largest birds of prey facility. They take in injured owls, hawks, and eagles from all across Canada and rehabilitate them before releasing them back into the wild. They offer plenty of interactive experiences for all ages, and flying demonstrations every 90 minutes.
Can you find the coulee’s hidden junk castle?
According to the story, there was once an art student at the University of Lethbridge who built castle made of junk, hidden somewhere in the coulees. Over the years people have added their own items to the castle, and it has grown significantly. If you have some free time while you are in Lethbridge and are looking for an adventure, park at the Faculty Management building on the University of Lethbridge campus and venture into the coulees to begin searching. Don’t forget to bring some junk along with you to add to the collection!
Things To Do In Lethbridge – Indoors
Visit the Round Table to unplug and reconnect face to face, while enjoying a delicious meal or drink. Lethbridge’s first and only board game café offers over 400 classic and modern games, and kids under 13 play for free!
Lethbridge’s YMCA includes two waterslides, a lazy river, wave pool, climbing wall, and even a surf simulator! They also offer a fitness center, six gymnasiums, an indoor track, indoor playground, and much more.
Visit the largest carriage museum in the entire world and view over 300 horse drawn carriages! You can even visit their on site workshop to watch them restore carriages.
Visit the SAAG to view art from local, national, and international contemporary artists. Their goal is to showcase art that pushes the boundaries, encourages public engagement, and promotes awareness or artistic expression.
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