Medicine Hat – Day 2

The Historic Clay District is a very interesting place to spend some time.  You are greeted by historic honecomb kilns.  We believe they have been given quite a large grant to preserve and restore these historic kilns.
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The museum at Medalta (Medicine Hat, Alberta) gives visitors the chance to experience the working life of the men & women who once worked in the factory and The Working Pottery area makes replica Medalta pottery for sale.

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For more information on Medalta visit: http://medalta.org/

If you are ever in Medicine Hat, it is well worth a visit.

We then headed towards the river and St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church National Historic Site located near the bridge crossing of the South Saskatchewan River to downtown Medicine Hat. It was constructed between 1912 and 1914.

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After that, we took the Trans Canada bridge across the South Saskatchewan River towards Police Point Park.032-Bridge

032a-RiverPolice Point Park was an early NW Mounted Police outpost, and the park is now a 300-acre park with paths next to the South Saskatchewan River. Apparently it is a nature lovers dream, but all we saw was a small rabbit!

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J&E

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