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Explore our favourite things to do and places to see in Lethbridge

The best of Lethbridge is yours to discover when you stay with us! Ideally located near many of the city’s most popular attractions, Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre is a great home base for your Southern Alberta adventure. Explore famed landmarks including Fort Whoop-Up. Walk from our hotel to Henderson Lake Park and take a stroll. Try your luck at Pure Casino Lethbridge. Or visit a local brewery and take a tour.

Lethbridge is also home to a year-round calendar of events, highlighted by farmers markets, rodeo competitions and a fantastic Canada Day celebration. Need advice on things to do and experience while you’re here? Just ask! We love our city and we want you to love it too.

Attractions

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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

Featuring a traditional Japanese tea house, lake, and serene walkways, this incredible garden is a must-see while you're in town.

Fresh vegetables at farm

Broxburn Farms

Distance from Hotel: 8KM

Pick your own strawberries and raspberries, or visit the produce store where you can buy vegetables straight from the farm. 

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Pure Casino Lethbridge

Distance from Hotel: 2KM

Pure Casino Lethbridge is one of Southern Alberta's premier casino destinations, with slots, table games, dining and drinks.

Hockey rink at Enmax Centre

ENMAX Centre

Distance from Hotel: 5KM

One of the city's most popular entertainment venues, ENMAX Centre is home of the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club.

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Theoretically Brewing Company

Distance from Hotel: 2KM

Experience Lethbridge’s first micro-brewery. It also hosts meetings, fundraisers, festivals and live music.

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Coulee Brew Co

Distance from Hotel: 3KM

Check out the beers on offer at this local brewing company, which features a taproom with an expansive patio.

Fort Whoop-Up with bridge in background

Fort Whoop-Up

Distance from Hotel: 3KM

Fort Whoop-Up is a famous frontier trading post located in Indian Battle Park.

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Henderson Lake Park

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

This 47-hectacre park includes the largest man-made lake in the city, as well as picnic areas and picturesque gardens.

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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Distance from Hotel: 5KM

Tour nature-based exhibits and explore the environmental education programs at this community-focused nature centre.

High Level Bridge

High Level Bridge

Distance from Hotel: 5KM

At 1,623 metres in length and 95.7 metres above the river, this is the longest and highest viaduct bridge of its kind.

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Sounds of the Season

​An annual City Hall tradition, the Sounds of the Season features local bands and choirs, sharing holiday songs and performances.

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Henderson Lake parkrun

Held every Saturday at 9:00am, this relaxed five-kilometre run is followed by a friendly coffee at a neighbourhood café.

Lethbridge Hurricane

Cheer on the Lethbridge Hurricanes, a Canadian major junior ice hockey team playing within the Western Hockey League (WHL).

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Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival

2020-08-01 00:00:00

Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival is the biggest electronic music festival in Western Canada, with kid-friendly activities, food, drinks and great music.

Whoop-Up Days

2020-08-01 00:00:00

This summer festival features a rodeo, an exhibition, concerts and a parade - as well as a farmers market with great locally-grown food.

Dragon boat

Dragon Boat Festival

2021-06-25 00:00:00 - 2021-06-27 00:00:00

The whole family will enjoy this annual festival, which includes dragon boat racing, food trucks, live music and local vendors.

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Lost Soul Ultra Race Marathon

2021-09-10 00:00:00 - 2021-09-11 00:00:00

This annual race includes three different marathon distances, held on trails that wind through the river valley coulees.

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