Lethbridge Travel Guide

  • In the Fall
    In the Fall
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    A skiff of fresh snow
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  • Japanese Garden in Winter
    Japanese Garden in Winter
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Lethbridge Things to Do

  • Take a Hike

    The Oldman River Valley is 300 feet below the flat land surounding Lethbridge. In the hot dry southern exposures, you may study rattlesnakes sunning themselves. The deep valley afforded winter protection to the Blackfoot people who wintered here in bison skin tipis. The deep river gorge exposed layers of coal, a fossil fuel. For flora, fauna,...

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  • Fort Mc Leod - Archaeological site

    Head-smashed-in buffalo jump is an archaeological site which is very interesting and it has an excellent museum right near the site.A buffalo jump is a steep slope where the native inhabitants used to chase the buffalo towards, so they would jump over the slope to a certain death.The museum reconstructs the history of the hunt for buffalo, the dig...

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  • Writing-on-Stone

    Well, if you already find yourself in Lethbridge, then you might as well drive the extra 1&1/2 hours to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, 'cause there's not a whole lot to detain you in the city. See my Writing-on-Stone travel page for details about this natural wonder.

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Lethbridge Restaurants

  • the most horrible chinese food ever

    We ordered $65.00 worth of chinese food and it was the most disgusting food we have ever tasted. The ginger beef tasted like jerky in a elmers paste glue. The beef and brocolli was more of an over-cooked green slime with chunks of something called beef. The egg rolls were petrified and greasy. All of the food was cold. When we called to complain...

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  • Stay far away!!!

    Worst dining experience I've ever had. Started off when we ordered two of the same appetizers and the waitress only brought one bowl of sauce. We asked for another and she said "that one is big enough." Then she brought half our food and about 15 minutes later she brought the rest. I finally got up and went and tracked down the manager because we...

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  • Terrible restaurant

    My best suggestion is to not even try this place. I went there in the summer and found a hair in my food. I told the guy working (I think it was the owner) and all he said was that it's not theirs, it's mine. I know that my hair wasn't as long as the one in my food and since I saw the cook I know that the hair was about the same length as his.

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  • Rude staff and manager, verypoor...

    Haven't had this bad customer service in years! I called in an order for pick up for some chinese food for dinner from this restaurant. I then drive all the way there to pick it up and had to wait over 30 minutes. I was ignored by the front waitstaff and when trying to get their attention to enquire where the food was, they kept trying to ignore...

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  • Top Notch Chinese Food

    You will be welcomed by staff or owner of New Dynasty and escorted to your table. The bright, two level, open facility is smoke free and serves the best Chinese food in Alberta. You can order chinese food prepared for western palate or traditional Chinese dishes. The staff are quiet, pleasant and happy to serve you. No, I do not have an investment...

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  • Great Hidden Secret

    Most people would drive right by this place, but dont! Our hotel was very close to Treats Eatery and we were given a coupon for a free appetizer, so naturally, we checked it out. Its very small towny like most places in Lethbridge, but the food was awesome! This was my first restaurant experience in Canada, and I was so confused when asked if I...

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Lethbridge Transportation

  • Calgary to Lethbridge by bus

    There are 2 charter buses that will take you to/from Calgary from/to Lethbridge: Greyhound and Red Arrow. The bus will take from 2hrs and a half to 3 hrs, depending on traffic. There are several departures daily and prices vary between 40-60$. Double for a roundtrip.Schedules and rates can be found here:...

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  • Lethbridge And District

    Lethbridge has only 75,000 population, but is spread over a large area. Public transportation exists, but provides a slothfully slow method of getting across the city. A ten minute trip by auto can take 90 minutes by public bus. Few people ride the bus because of its poor service and the city provides little service because few people use it. The...

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  • From Calgary: drive south on...

    From Calgary: drive south on McLeod Trail. When you pass under Highway 22X you are on Highway 2. Follow Highway 2 to Fort McLeod, 150 km south. Follow signs to Highway 3 East. Follow Highway 3 abut 100 km and you'll be in Lethbridge.From Montana, USA: Follow Interstate 15 north to the border at Sweetgrass, MT/Coutts, AB. From Coutts, follow Highway...

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Lethbridge Shopping

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    by hawt Written Apr 6, 2006

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    Big and Small, we have them all. We have the big box stores, we have the family run stores, the specialty stores, the department stores, and the trades outlets. Our customers come from Montana for prices and variety. They come from British Columbia and Saskatchewan because we do not gouge them with a Provincial sales tax. People from around the world shop here and say the prices are very competitive. That's if you like shopping as much as my wife does. For her it is more an exercise in animated standing as she oooohs and aaaahs from aisle to aisle and store to store. For me, I'd rather tell stories in VT.

    What to buy: Home goods, tourist goods, computer and electronic goods, automobiles, We have more here to spend money on than we have money to spend on it.

    What to pay: Watch the sales, and you will do very well.

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Lethbridge Warnings and Dangers

  • Park

    Although the park in the center of the city, across from park place mall may seem nice during the day, it is very important to stear clear of it after dark. If you are approched by anyone, don't stop, ignore them and keep walking. Try to keep in busy areas, beacuse although lethbridge is a smaller city, it has it's share of problems in the core...

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  • Pan Handlers

    When you walk through the tavern and bar section of downtown Lethbridge, you may be invited by local pan-handlers to contribute to their source of income and entertainment. The best advice is to ignore an continue on.

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  • Nice picture, eh? The CPR...

    Nice picture, eh? The CPR reeeeally does not like people doing this. The High Level bridge is over a mile (1.6 km) long. Trains are constantly moving across it. It is several hundred feet above the Oldman River. If you're crossing it and you're not on a train... well, be afraid.

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Lethbridge What to Pack

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    by hawt Updated Apr 4, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: If you are moving here then bring a steamer trunk and a moving truck. However, if you fly in, you can purchase any clothing required in a variety of shops.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In winter,you may need many layers of clothing. Temperatures are widely variable. You may be wearing walking shorts one day and down filled coats the next day.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All toiletries and Medical supplies are locally available. Bring any prescription medicine you require for a couple of weeks.

    Photo Equipment: Bring the best camera that you can use to get the photo of a life time.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: In Winter, you will need a darn good tent, local help and an arctic down sleeping bag on top of a good air mattress. In summer, a fly tent and "bag" will get you through the night.

    Miscellaneous: Be prepared to meet friendly, happy people who will help you to adjust.

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    • Eco-Tourism
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Lethbridge Off The Beaten Path

  • Writing On Stone

    This Provincial Park is named Writing On Stone. Over the centuries, the native people and now the citizens of Alberta, enjoy this Park that was carved from the landscape by wind and water erosion. Huge sandstone cliffs and hoodoos permeate the area. Photographers rockhounds and travellers enjoy camping in this area.

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  • What I most enjoyed visiting...

    What I most enjoyed visiting was the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump. You can easily find more info on this internationally acknowledged archaeological site and museum on the web. The museum is excellent, very modern and a creative design.What is a buffalo jump?There are several of these in the province of Alberta alone. In fact it is a vertical drop...

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Lethbridge Favorites

  • University and College

    We enjoy an annual migration of students from around the world coming to the University of Lethbridge and my Alma Mater, the Lethbridge Community College. This is the United Nations of the Canada when we look at the cultural background of our students. I returned to Lethbridge from trips (away) and the first thing I live to feel is the wind. True,...

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  • Go strolling in the coulees. A...

    Go strolling in the coulees. A coulee are the steep, eroded ravines along Prairie rivers. The Oldman River (which flows through Lethbridge) coulees are home to much flora and fauna (including rattlesnakes). Trails start near the east end of the High Level trestle. Exit from Highway 3 eastbound onto Scenic Drive, just after crossing the Oldman...

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