The wide open spaces and clear blue skies of southern Alberta are the canvas for the natural beauty of our city. Located in the scenic South Saskatchewan River Valley, Medicine Hat has 2,512 hours of sunshine per year! This makes us one of “Canada’s Sunniest Cities”, and an attractive year-round playground.
Alberta has 77,987 members, 2 missions, 208 wards and branches, 3 temples and 36 Family History Centers.
The first known Latter-day Saints to enter what is now Alberta were Simeon F. Allen and his son Heber S. Allen of Hyrum, Utah, who contracted work in 1883 on the Canadian Pacific Railroad between Medicine Hat and Calgary. They were joined by other saints from Utah working on the contract. A few years later in 1886, Cache Stake President Charles O. Card received permission from Church President John Taylor to investigate colonizing opportunities in southwestern Canada.