|The City of Lethbridge is located in Southern
Alberta approximately 2 hours drive south Of Calgary and 1 hours drive from the US boarder. The city has
grown from a population of 1,478 in (1891) to its present population of 68,712 (1999). The climate of Lethbridge is moderate with warm summers
and mild winters, Lethbridge also receives one of the highest amounts of sunshine in the country.
Housing in Lethbridge is a rich mix of old and new with the average house price being $115,000.
The city boasts an extensive urban parks system of some 1,740 hectares. There are over 70 parks, playgrounds, sports fields and green strips dotted throughout the city.
The city has five indoor pools, including an Olympic-sized swimming and diving facility, six ice arenas (including the 5,000 seat Sportsplex), a curling club, an indoor soccer facility, as are the many sports fields and ball diamonds. Within city limits there are four golf courses. Another eight courses can be reached within a half-hour's drive.
There are well over 30 cultural organizations represented in the city, offering activities and services relating to historical or multicultural interests within the City.
Agriculture plays an important roll in all areas of the city's economy. Lethbridge is home to the largest of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's 18 regional research centres.
Lethbridge has many attractions within the city, Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre, High Level Bridge, Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens just to name a few, also being only an hours drive form the Rocky Mountains visitors and residents can enjoy unlimited outdoor act in the great outdoors including fishing, hunting, water and snow skiing, camping and backpacking.
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