The Palliser region is strategically located in the southeast corner of Alberta bordering Montana and Saskatchewan. This area is also home to the Canadian Badlands, an area that offers visitors a glimpse of dinosaur fossils, pioneer heritage and other kinds of history.

The area receives 2,512 hours of sunshine annually, making it the sunniest place in Canada. With recreational, cultural, and tourism assets in abundance, the Tourism industry’s opportunities are consistently increasing in the Palliser region.

There are four segments within the Tourism industry:

  • Accommodation
  • Culture and Recreation
  • Food Services
  • Retail

Tourist attractions within the Palliser region range from Dinosaur Provincial Park and Cypress Hills Inter-Provincial Park to the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, National Historic Clay District and the Brooks Aqueduct National and Provincial Historic Site. Visit our Tourism & Recreation page for more exciting things to do in Palliser.

Another major attraction is the Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat. Located in the Box Springs Business Park, this state-of-the-art facility has seating for 6,600 people and is Medicine Hat’s premier landmark for residents and visitors to cheer, to be entertained and to enjoy.

Opportunities in the region include:

  • Building on the area’s reputation for hosting family and sporting events, and concerts
  • Developing meeting and convention business
  • Providing educational gardening and greenhouse tours
  • Increasing visitors at attractions in the area

For more information contact Palliser Economic Partnership at 403.526.7552 or by email at

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