Medicine Hat Facts

Population:    63,270 (2021)      Elevation:   721m/2,365ft      Avg. Jan Temp -10 C      Avg. July Temp 21 C


 Avg.  Snowfall:   10.57 cm      Avg. Rainfall:   34.5 cm      Sunshine:   2433 Hrs/year

  • Medicine Hat was founded in 1883 and incorporated as a city in 1909.

  • Medicine Hat receives 2,512 hours of sunshine annually, making it Canada’s Sunniest City.

  • Medicine Hat is located in South Eastern Alberta.

  • The city's area is 120 sq. km's.

  • Medicine Hat Elevation is 721 meters.

  • Medicine Hat Population is 63,270 as of 2021.

  • Medicine Hat's climate is semi arid.

  • The area only receives 230 mm of rain per year.

  • The South Saskatchewan River flows through Medicine Hat.

  • Medicine Hat has the only municipally-owned gas and electrical utility company.

  • Medicine Hat has over 100 parks and 90 km. of trails.

  • The agriculture and oil and gas industries are primary contributors to the economy.

  • The Canadian Forces Base of Suffield is located 56 km northwest of the city

  • Medicine Hat holds the title as the city with the lowest property taxes in Canada.

  • Medicine Hat has the longest growing season of 120 plus days in Alberta.

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