Around Lethbridge

Located in the Uplands neighbourhood in North Lethbridge, the Upland Villa is close to necessities, while maintaining a quiet atmosphere.

Uplands boasts a trail network of greenways, and meandering roads that slow traffic, which encourages long, relaxing walks and bike rides.. And with a small pond, playground and shopping close by, there’s plenty of reason to make use of the trail. In five minutes a jaunt will carry you to Chinook Lake, Sobey's market, and the nearest gas station. The adjacent stripmall includes barbershop, liquor store, Original Joe's Pub and Eatery. Five more minutes, and a quick check on google maps, will get you to a super Walmart and strip malls with more amenities – including a boutique, clothing stores, Dollar Store, drugstore, Tim Hortons, Subway, Booster Juice, and McDonald's.

Five minutes in a car opens you up to the nearby parks – Pavan park or Peenaquin Park, both great places to view wildlife, enjoy a picnic lunch, or explore the wilderness trails along the scenic old man river. Bring a camera and enjoy photo ops you don’t get everyday, unless you’re staying at the Villa. Fifteen minutes south is the serene Henderson Lake, with the Nikka Yuko Japanese gardens, golf course, outdoor pool, walking paths and picnic areas.

Lethbridge also has the great Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) and CASA (which offers a free, small gallery and classes for young and old).

With its dedication to the Arts Lethbridge has been named the cultural capital of Canada. It has the feel of a small town with all the amenities and services of a large city. With its sunny climate and its proximity to the mountains and US border it truly is the Jewel of Alberta.

Mild winters and gorgeous weather in the shoulder seasons means the golfing season in Lethbridge extends beyond most Canadian cities. There are five golf courses in Lethbridge (one for everyday of the week – coincidence? I think not): Bridge Valley Golf Club, Evergreen Golf Centre, Henderson Lake Golf course, Lethbridge Country Club (private), and Paradise Canyon Golf & Country Club

Around Southern Alberta

Just minutes from highway 3, Uplands Villa offers easy access to all that southern Alberta has to offer.

Just an hour and half west, Waterton Lake national Park is close enough for day trips to paddle around the lake, hike bear’s hump, or go for ice cream at the Big Scoop Ice Cream Parlour. The park is riddled with trails that will keep in the most avid hiker satisfied, and enough to see in town that you don’t have to be an avid hiker to enjoy it.

The Crowsnest Pass offers a string of small, interesting towns, along with Frank Slide, one of the most devastating rock slides the world has ever seen. Plus, Cinnamon Bear awaits the hungry with some of the best cinnamon buns, this side of the milky way.

An hour and a quarter south gets you to Writing-on-Stone provincial park, full of hoodoos and architectural scenery you won’t see anywhere else. Once again, bring your camera for some amazing photo ops.