4.5 based on 208 reviews
4.5 based on 345 reviews
Peace, tranquillity and friendship await you at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. The gem of Southern Alberta is celebrating it's 50th year with cultural activities and the very best omotenashi (hospitality) every day. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden season officially begins Saturday May 13th and the season runs to Sunday October 8th. Enjoy the Lethbridge Japanese Garden from the first spring blossom to the final autumn leaf.
4 based on 128 reviews
The Galt Museum packs in a lot of information about Alberta in a colorful and interesting way. The exhibition space has displays on the First Peoples, European settlers, and Chinese, Japanese, and Russian immigrants. The economic base is also explored from bison coats, to coal, and agriculture. The importance of water is also highlighted. I thought that some of the audio explanations were a little too long.
4 based on 104 reviews
Fort Whoop-Up is a replica of an original fur trading fort built in the late 1800s. We explore the history, cultures, and traditions of the communities that lived in the region in the time the original Fort Whoop-Up was built and operated. We bring to life the experiences and lives of tribes, traders and more in this historic fort.
This is a small taste of the local history. There are interactive staff members who show you historical skills and answer questions. The fort displays are wonderful. The fort is also close to the Nature Center and the Galt Museum so it is easy to see all three in a few hours.
4.5 based on 54 reviews
This is a beautiful park with a rich history. There are lots of great paths (suitable for walking or biking) throughout. My personal recommendation, however, would be to stop in at the Fort (also located beside the park) and take the horse and wagon ride. This usually includes a guided tour that will explain the history of both the battle that took place in this area, as well as the history of the steel train bridge. This is one of those stops that is ideal if you just want to take 30 minutes and stretch your legs OR if you want to spend a couple of hours and dig a little deeper.
4 based on 75 reviews
The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is an urban nature centre delivering diverse and dynamic nature interpretive programs in our community through a team of volunteers, staff and partners. Hours of Operation: Regular Hours (October to May)Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Summer Hours (June to August)Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Admission: Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Driving Directions: •at 3rd Avenue South and Scenic Drive South, turn west into the river valley •at the bottom of the hill turn right•follow the road and turn left after the Alberta & Baroness Picnic Shelters•the Nature Centre is currently in this temporary location while our main centre undergoes renovations until early 2014.
The Helen Schüler is a great place to visit with children. You can see Sophie, a gopher snake; Jerry, a toad; and a salamander in the building. There are educational exhibits and a gallery room.
The building is beautiful and eco, too. Climb the stairs to the roof to check out the view and enjoy the garden.
Check out the website for scheduled talks and walks with the naturalists - they are amazing. Information on self-guided walks is available at the desk.
3.5 based on 195 reviews
Overall feel of this casino borders on dated. Machines will keep you interested but won't make you want to live there. Restaurant is extremely inconsistent. I've have very good breakfast, lunch, & dinners there but also some of the very worst as well. The ONLY sure thing at this casino is the service in the restaurant is aweful. You wait forever to be seated, then are left forever before anyone asks if you've been served. After the food hits the table you will never see your waitress again. If you have alot of time on your hands roll the dice and try it. Food $$ are fair for portion size.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
Lethbridge has some of the best urban parks I've ever seen (and I've travelled the world over and over again), and Sheran is most definitely one of the pearls. I can't recommend this park enough for a picnic, a walk, and most importantly for their extremely well designed and meticulously kept train-themed playground. Kudos Lethbridge Parks Dept.! We try to shun the Playgrounds that don't feature rubber surfacing so for us on the West side it's just Sheran and the Gerald Probe Elementary Playgrounds that fulfil the requirements. The only complaint I have is that the playground is a looooooooooong way away from the parking lots, but I guess the flip side is that it's best to keep the kids away from the cars!
4 based on 125 reviews
Great atmosphere, even had live music. Nice job on the layout of the brewery and restaurant. Service was average/good, food was average. Ordered the lettuce wraps which featured a bbq flavored pork, pickled onions, a peanut sauce and scant crushed peanuts. The lettuce wrap combination of ingredients just doesn't work well. I had only one beer, a stout and enjoyed it. I would rate this as average at this time but would not hesitate to go back and try it again.
4 based on 22 reviews
This park is a little gem in which to have a picnic, or just wander around and explore nature. You can also rent the kitchen area and have a huge picnic or BBQ (My daughter had her wedding ceremony and reception there a few years ago, and it was great!
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