Your Family Weekend in Lethbridge, AB
July 14-17, 2017
SATE, together with the City of Lethbridge, the Lethbridge International Air Show, and the Nikka Yuko Gardens, invite everyone to bring their families to come play & stay in Lethbridge this weekend.
Take in the celebrations at the Nikka Yuko Gardens for their 50th Anniversary Ceremonies. Established during Canada's Centennial in 1967, the gardens were built to recognize the contributions made by the citizens of Japanese ancestry, and as a symbol of international friendship.
Join us at the Southern Alberta Truck Expo & Job Fair, at the Lethbridge Exhibition Park. Come and meet local and international carriers waiting to talk to you about an exciting career in the transportation industry. Meet with local and international businesses and gather new and exciting information about the industry, from safety to technology, and learn about how the safety regulations, within the industry, work to keep all drivers of commercial and non commercial vehicles safe on the roads.
Visit with Gord Cooper, the owner & driver of Smokin Gun, a custom-built 1968 Kenworth, the fastest super diesel, hot rod semi truck in the world. Holding the World Record, set on August 6, 2016.
Feel what it is like to drive a big rig, with the AMTA driving simulator, and sit behind the wheel of the newest trucks available, located within the pavilion.
Walk through the show & shine of big rigs, and vote for your favorites, then stay and see who wins!
Come see the amazing flying acrobatics at the Lethbridge International Air Show, featuring demonstrations by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the CF 18 Demonstration Team, in addition to all the other thrilling action taking place in the skies, and walk through the static displays located throughout the grounds.
So, while you're in Lethbridge, visit Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Center the famous frontier trading post, and find out what it was like to live in 1869.
Also near Fort Whoop Up, is the Lethbridge Viaduct, commonly known as the High Level Bridge. This bridge is the largest railway structure in Canada and is the largest of it's type in the world, measuring at 5,327 feet long and 314 feet high above the Oldman River bed.
Enjoy the Helen Schuler Nature Center and have some fun learning about nature and walk the paths around Indian Battle Park down at the Oldman River.
Go back in time at the Galt Museum & Archives, and learn about the vibrant history of Lethbridge, and then take in the exhibitions at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.
We encourage you to take in all the sites and cultural venues in and around Lethbridge, and just a short drive west, visit Waterton Lakes International Peace Park.
So we invite you to come join us in Lethbridge for a family weekend of excitement, fun and celebrations for Canada's 150.