The Sunrise Rotary Trail, a 3.5 km interactive, landscaped trail, runs the perimeter of campus and is linked to Kin Coulee trails. When completed, it will feature interpretive signs, benches, fitness equipment and viewing areas. Students have been involved in the trail from planning to planting, and the trail will be used as a resource for many courses.
The Teaching Garden, which was partially funded by a contribution from the Medicine Hat Horticultural Society, provides a relaxing outdoor environment. Adjacent to the Trades Wing and Vera Bracken Library, this space provides a place of relaxation and social interaction for the entire community. Home to a rose garden, sun garden and shade garden, the design of this space demonstrates landscaping possibilities that are low maintenance and appropriate for Medicine Hat’s climate. Seating and lighting elements offer a unique gathering spot that is welcoming at any hour.
The Teahouse, situated just west of the library, provides a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the surrounding pond and landscaping. This space is an excellent option for small, outdoor gatherings.
The Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, located on the northeast side of the main college building, is intended to educate homeowners about alternatives to traditional landscaping and showcase a variety of plants and practices that are environmentally friendly. In addition to a variety of drought tolerant or low maintenance trees, shrubs and flowers, the garden features several unique architectural elements including a pergola, bridge, and dry stream. Visitors to the garden may notice the Asian-inspired design, which is reflected by prominent structural features like the pergola and bridge. These elements were selected to demonstrate the college’s ties with its international partners, particularly those in China and Japan.
Designated Smoking Areas
Medicine Hat College has several designated areas on campus for smoking. Download the map here.