Living in Lethbridge

General Information

Lethbridge is a safe and family-friendly city in southern Alberta that has many parks and recreational activities. Its unique geographical location endows it with a sunny and dry climate. See wikipedia for more information.


The University has a large and modern sports and recreation center that has one of Canada’s largest modular climbing walls, swimming pool, indoor track, basketball/tennis courts, and gymnasium. The University hosts many sports leagues that are open to all, and offers numerous classes such as dance, yoga, and martial arts. In addition, the University has an extensive art collection on display in its gallery and hosts lecturers, plays, and musical performances from local, national and international scholars and artists.

Lethbridge is a little more than 1 hour from the spectacular Rocky mountains, which provides unparalleled options for hiking, rafting, biking and skiing. Waterton/Glacier parks are 90 minutes by car, and are UNESCO world heritage sites well worth visiting at any time of the year. Lethbridge is 2 hours by car to Calgary, which has all the usual cosmopolitan amenities of a major city in a prosperous region. Within Lethbridge, there are many ethnic restaurants and bars, as well as boutique stores and big-box shopping outlets.


Both on-campus and off-campus housing are available. Kijiji is another helpful site to view classified adds (housing, furniture etc.). Click here to be sent to Kijiji’s mainpage.

University Life

Click here to view the University Notice Board containing upcoming events. The University Pronghorn teams play weekly. Bring your student card to receive discounts! Hockey games can be watched at Nicholas Sheran Ice Rink located across the street from the University. Click here to view the University Athletics Page in a new window.

Other Useful Information

Lethbridge Bus Routes and Maps. Click here to view information in a new window.

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