To Medicine Hat and Back

For the past few years our “city” visit has been to Saskatoon.

Don’t forget, Kindersley is at least two hours from any notable city.  Any way you go!  You can ride a horse – which takes longer.  And biking for me would be an extended time I would have not time for.

So, when we realized that traversing Saskatoon to get to our favourite spots was restricted by road construction – which would add up to 1/2 hour extra time – we decided to venture to another town. 

Medicine Hat was our choice.  Just 2 1/2 hours distance, we were assured this would be a quick ride.  Little did we know that early in the morning, after an hours drive, we literally saw no one (OK, one!) until we arrived in Medicine Hat.  There were no towns to slow down for of any note, and the road was fairly well straight (as straight as prairie roads can be).

We left at 7:30 and arrived home at 8:00 in the evening.  No stress driving – all our shopping was in one area of town and there was no provincial sales tax.  In all, we travelled a few extra miles but saved on gas money (gas is cheaper in Alberta).  We saw new sights and came home ready for the next day.

No bad!!

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  1. We are wondering which route you took to The Hat as we are nearly around the bend travelling to S’toon with all the traffic etc. We never thought of going to Medicine Hat for some reason but now are anxious to try it out.

  2. We went south of Alsask down to the 570 – then west on the 570 – and south on the 41 to Medicine Hat – worked really well. Give it a try!

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