It is characterized by its rolling coulees and scenic fertile landscape; the City of Lethbridge is Southern Alberta's hidden treasure. Conveniently located near the Canadian Rockies and 210 km southeast of Calgary, Lethbridge is a great place to live in. The city experiences year-round Chinook winds and its winters are moderate and short: in fact, Lethbridge holds the title for the city in the prairies with warmest winter temperatures. It boasts a population of 89,000 residents, making Lethbridge the province's fourth largest city. With the Montana border a mere one hour's drive, hundreds of visitors pass through and visit the city yearly. Lethbridge is a common stop for travellers to and from south of the border. There are approxmately 37,000 homes in Lethbridge ranging in styles from single family houses, duplexes, townhomes, and condominium units.Photo ©Andrew Kurjata
From its role as a transportation hub to the popular visitor attractions, Lethbridge has something for everyone. Lethbridge communities and homeowners are warm and friendly, providing a great, safe place to live in. Click on the links below to learn more about this beautiful city.
A well-known Albertan monument and city attraction is the 300 foot High Level Bridge, which crosses the Oldman River Valley. Constructed over a decade ago, the bridge is used as a symbol to represent the City of Lethbridge. Another must-see location is the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. It was created in 1967 and visited by Japan's Prince and Princess. It features aromatic scents and natural beauty in a calming environment.
Lethbridge County has a rich history and vibrant culture dating as far back as 1874, when it was originally established as a coal mining town. Since then, the area has been an active trading post. In 1869, the national historic site, Fort Whoop-Up was opened. The area encompasses Lethbridge's exciting past in an educational environment. Artistic residents also visit the Galt Museum or Southern Alberta Art Gallery.
The Lethbridge school district educates over 8,000 students, from pre-kindergarten to high school, and has private, public and Catholic school options. Lethbridge's post-secondary education facilities include the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. Both institutions have excellent programs, including Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies and Nursing. As a result, many people travel across Canada to go to school in Lethbridge.
Located north of the city is Centre Village Mall. Featuring restaurants, specialty shops, as well as gifts and specialties, the mall is Lethbridge's largest enclosed shopping centre. Residents also frequently visit the mall's movie theatre. Big name businesses such as Zellers, Canadian Tire, Save-On-Foods and Marks Work Warehouse call the mall home. Centre Village Mall hosts numerous events year-round, from fundraisers for Cancer Awareness to Fashion Shows.
Lethbridge has five golf courses, numerous basketball and tennis courts, a BMX track, and a horse racing track. The ENMAX Centre is a multi purpose arena where concerts, circuses, curling championships and multicultural events are held. The city also hosts family-friendly events throughout the year.