Retirement Destinations in Southern Alberta

Nestled against the Rockies, the river rich fields of Southern Alberta are home to countless protected parks and breathtaking vistas. An outdoor paradise, this region beckons to those with a twang in their heart for calm, clean air, and the kind of peace-of-mind which can only come from a countryside environment. Southern Alberta’s cities are vibrant centres that bustle with historic character, offering seniors access to both thriving commerce and small town warmth. Let’s take a moment to review some premier retirement destinations in this exciting part of Alberta.



One of the busiest places in Southern Alberta, Lethbridge is loaded with great shopping and a cultural life that’s renowned province-wide. In these parts, the government provides a substantial quantity of the region's employement – thus, its retirees compose a significant percentage of the local seniors population. Their presence has been a major influence in the shaping of well-established and well-renowned retirement homes in Lethbridge – and have assisted the region in maintaining a modern and efficient variety of local amenities. These include an outstanding public transit system, as well as two excellent hospitals: the Chinook Regional Hospital and the St. Michael’s Health Centre. 

A charming town of 90000, Lethbridge is overflowing with galleries, a dedicated arts council, and a plethora of locally based cultural initiatives and organizations. From the world famous Lethbridge Viaduct, to the dazzling Japanese gardens in southern Lethbridge, this a region abundant with outstanding recreational and retirement opportunities. Want to learn more about this exciting spot? Why not stop by Lethbridge's dedicated tourism website, where you'll find the resources you'll need to further explore the city.

Medicine Hat

On the grassy banks of the mighty South Saskatchewan River, you’ll find a town bold enough to deserve the name Medicine Hat – a reference to the head dress worn by Blackfoot medicine men. Like the magical and mythical elements of this charmed hat, so too do local residents enjoy a charmed existence.

An economically lucrative region, Medicine Hat plays host to a well-funded variety of local amenities. The gargantuan Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre offers residents year-round access to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, four baseball diamonds, a trio of soccer pitches, a football field, and some absolutely amazing biking facilities. There’s also a seven hundred seat cultural centre, and a substantial assortment of developing residential communities. Known the country over as being Canada’s sunniest city, Medicine Hat has a proximity to nature that will thrill and delight the most dedicated wildlife enthusiasts – who will discover countless walking trails, swimmable lakes, and bird watching opportunities. Golfers will also find ample reason to love the region, thanks to the half-a-dozen facilities and courses which proudly call Medicine Hat home.


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Written by Josh Byer
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