Lethbridge Lodge (Photo credit: credit Trip Advisor)
Going to Lethbridge at this time of year is a recent development in my life. The shopper in me appreciates how their Winners and thrift shops aren’t picked over, allowing you to score some excellent finds. Hotels are easier on the wallet down here, and both the Best Western and the Holiday Inn have waterslides families can plunge into. Back in my day, the ultimate in cool, however, was bedding down at Lethbridge Lodge. Its tropical courtyard flanking the pool is a lush oasis that makes you forget about the chilly weather outside.
If you’re into watching live hockey, affordable WHL games are being played in both Medicine Hat and Lethbridge at the end of December and early January. And if you’ve got a history buff in your crew, check out the interactive exhibits focusing on the human history of southwestern Alberta at Galt Museum and Archives.