Our City When you talk about Lethbridge, three words quickly surface: Sunshine: We are one of Canada’s sunniest cities (320 days of sunshine each year). Bring sunblock and shades. Coulees: Think of a flowing landscape running along the river valley. Once you see the coulees, you’ll never forget them. Wind: Yes, but those chinook winds warm our winters and bring a welcomed cooling breeze in the summer months. We live where the Rocky Mountains meet the Alberta Prairies, an area surrounded by big skies, vast plains, rolling river valleys and a view of snowtopped mountain peaks.
Photo © Jaime Vedres (BFA ‘09)
Home to 99,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. With both a university and a college, we are a campus community. Culturally vibrant with a flourishing arts scene and active social scene, we boast stunning scenery (the High Level Bridge and the Oldman River); four distinct seasons; spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. You can drive anywhere in our city in 20 minutes.
There is plenty to do both on campus and off. Listen to a band; go for coffee; watch a movie (one of our theatres is owned by a uLethbridge alumnus and movies only cost $5!); check out festival square; take in a game or a concert; go to a play in Galt Gardens; sing at an open mic night or go to a comedy show. Lethbridge offers something for everyone.