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Echo Dale Park

Echo Dale is a recreational park located about 15-20 minutes outside Medicine Hat that entertains thousands of people each summer. The park sports a large outdoor swimming hole that neighbours both a pond and the South Saskatchewan River, as well as a farm that, during summer, offers tours and a petting zoo. There is a walking and biking path runs around the swimming hole, pond, farm and leads out of Echo Dale to a starting point located at the Gas City Campground.

The swimming hole is surrounded half by a sandy beach and half by grass with Volleyball nets located near the shore and a few picnic tables. The Ajax Building offers food, drink, changerooms, washroom services and is located near the parking lot.

The nearby pond has paddleboats for rent, many picnic tables and barbecue pits, and fish for fishing.

The Echo Dale Farm is a restored farm that acts as a reflection into what rural life was like in the 1900’s. There is a farm house, a barn, blacksmith shop, a mine, and animals that are kept there during the summer. More information about the farm can be found on the Echo Dale Farm Society website. The website is no longer¬†operational.

Echo Dale can be located by heading down Highway #3 towards Lethbridge and taking a right by the Spitz sunflower seed factory, then just follow the signs. It is definitely the place to head if you are looking for some fun in the sun.

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4 Responses to “Echo Dale Park”

  1. May 11th, 2011 at 11:52 AM


    Janelle says:

    Are there still paddleboats and/or canoes for rent this year? I heard that the boathouse was shut down.

  2. June 4th, 2012 at 1:32 PM


    andrea says:

    Hi,
    I am not sure if it is only me but when i click on the link to Echo Dale Farm Society, it sends me to buy Ambien lol. If you have a link you could share about the farm I apreciate it very much.

    Thanks,

  3. June 4th, 2012 at 8:12 PM


    Vaughn says:

    Unfortunately it looks like the website has been shut down.

  4. August 8th, 2013 at 1:08 PM


    Echo Dale Farm says:

    Please correct the information on page:
    http://www.medicinehatmedia.com/2009/08/echo-dale-park/
    We do not offer a petting zoo. Our farm animals are often on display but visitors are not allowed to touch or feed them.

    Thank you.

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