The Medicine Hat School District No. 76 and Medicine Hat Catholic/Separate School District operate schools in the city, including Connaught School, Crestwood School, Elm Street School, Dr. Ken Sauer School, Medicine Hat Christian School, Herald School, George Davison School, Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre, Vincent Massey School, Riverside School, Southview School, River Heights School, Central High School, Medicine Hat High School, and Alexandra Middle School. Private school options are also available.
The main post-secondary option in Medicine Hat is Medicine Hat College, which offers programs in trades, healthcare, law, communications, arts, sciences, business, dentistry, social work, and education. Other post-secondary institutions in the city include Cypress College and Academy of Learning Career College.
The Esplanade is part art gallery, part museum, and part theatre. The art gallery presents various exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from near and far, as well as workshops, tours, and classes for people of all ages. The museum focuses on the history and culture of the local community, with artifacts including documents, natural specimens, photographs, and other objects. The theatre presents performances by musical acts, comedy acts, and theatre groups.
Police Point Park is located in the city’s eastern section and is bordered by the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club and the South Saskatchewan River. The park spans about 98 hectares and has numerous walking trails winding through grassy and treed areas. The park is also home to a nature centre, which provides information about the area, tours of the park, and unique items at the onsite gift shop.