Medicine Hat is named for the Blackfoot word “saamis” meaning “the eagle tail feather headdress worm by medicine men”.
Location: Medicine Hat is located in the southeast part of the Province along the South Saskatchewan River.
Judicial District: Medicine Hat Judicial District
Provincial Court Courthouse – Medicine Hat
Location: 460 First Street SE / 5th Avenue
Built: 1984 – 1985
Architect: Russell & Needham Architects Ltd.
Contractor: A V Carlson Construction of Edmonton
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Medicine Hat on the east side of the courthouse. The west front has a central recessed entrance with wide projecting limestone faced section above. The windows are horizontal. The second story is recessed and the north and south wings are one story.. The roof line is flat. The old courthouse is located on the west side of the building.
Note: The cost of construction was $12,840,894.
See: On the west side is the Medicine Hat Courthouse .
See: Within the Medicine Hat Judicial District is a Provincial Courthouses located at Brooks.
Provincial Court Courthouse
Photos taken 2013 and 2019