City of Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat is a large city in the south-east part of the province of Alberta. It lies about 169 km east of the city of Lethbridge. And, about 295 km to the south-east of Calgary and Cypress County surrounds the city. As per 2016 census, the population of Medicine Hat was 63230. The town of Redcliff, hamlets of Dunmore, Desert Blume, Seven Persons, Irvine, and Veinerville surround Medicine Hat. This city is also known as the ‘Gas City’, due to large gas fields. Medicine Hat is strategically located on the Trans-Canada Highway is also known as Highway 1. The highway 3 east terminus of Crowsnest and the River South Saskatchewan are also borders of the city. The Cypress Hills is just a few minutes drive away from the city.
The Economy of Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat has a strong chemical manufacturing background that includes metal fabrication and equipment manufacturing. Some of the major employers in this field include Cancarb, Methanex and CF Industries. Other major industries that offer employment include Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Medicine Hat School District 76, Goodyear Canada Inc, Canadian Forces Base Suffield and Meggitt Training Systems Canada are also major employers. Key sectors of industries in Medicine Hat also include Tourism, Energy & Renewables, Agriculture and Advanced Technology. Some of the major industrial zones in Medicine Hat include Southwest Light Industrial, Brier Park, Box Springs and the Airport area.
There are many parks in Medicine Hat that attracts visitors. These include Police Point Park, Strathcona Island Park, Kin Coulee Park, Echodale Regional Park, Central Park and Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park. There are many interesting annual festivals and events that attract visitors to Medicine Hat. These include Tongue on the Post Folk Festival, Sunshine Home and Garden Show, Broncs and Honky Tonks Indoor Pro Rodeo.
Roving Art Reception, Sunshine Skillet Culinary Festival, Conquer the Coulee, Spectrum Festival, World Pro Chuckwagons, Redcliff Days. Bow Island Children’s Festival, Jazzfest, Sandfly Festival, Chili Cook-off, Medicine Hat Exhibition and stampede, downtown chalk art festival. Sunshine classic downtown car show and soap box derby and Olde Tyme Christmas.
How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in Medicine Hat
The average cost of car insurance in Medicine Hat is $1,190.
Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Medicine Hat
|Rank||Insurance Company||Annual Cost|
|7||Travelers Dominion Product||$1,231|
Most Expensive Auto Insurer in Medicine Hat
We did a comparison of car insurance quotes by various insurance providers in Medicine Hat. The Economical Insurance had the most expensive quote at $1354. This was $281 higher than Aviva Traders and a variation of almost 20%. Coseco Insurance had the next highest quote at $28 more than Economical.
Cheapest Auto Insurer in Medicine Hat
As per the above comparison table, Aviva Traders had the lowest insurance quote at $1073. Aviva had the next low car insurance quote at $37 more than Aviva Traders. Millennium Insurance had the next low quote at $1120.
Car Insurance in Medicine Hat Neighborhoods
|Alderson – Historic||$1126|
Most Expensive Areas for Car Insurance in Medicine Hat
The above table compares the car insurance prices in various neighborhoods in Medicine Hat. Alderson Historic had the most expensive quote at $1126 and the Burnside Heights $109. Burnside and Bow Island had the same quote at $933.
Least Expensive Areas for Car Insurance in Medicine Hat
Around 6 neighborhoods in Medicine Hat had the same car insurance quotes at $872. These include River Heights, Parkview, North Flats, Meadowlands, Norwood and Ross Glen.
Getting Around Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat has a very accessible Transit service and Greyhound Bus Lines and TRAXX Coachlines gives charter and commuter services. Also, from Sep 2017, there are many improvements to transfer points, routes, hours, stops and schedules. You may also reach Medicine Hat by air by using the Medicine Hat Regional Airport. Here you may get regional as well as national airline services. Air Canada Jazz and Air Canada offer 4 flights a day to Calgary.
City Traffic Initiatives
The Electric Utility department of the city takes care of street lights and traffic lights repair. The city has installed many electronic speed posts throughout Medicine Hat. This has improved public safety and awareness for all users on the roads. They have planned to rotate the location on these speed signs on a half-yearly basis to increase the effectiveness and exposure. At the moment there are 5 locations with speed signs as follows:
- Park Crescent Park area at Mitchell Crescent NE
- St. Louis School at 5 Street SE
- CAPE School at Allowance Avenue SE
- Shannon Dr. Park at Sprague Way SE
- Robinson Park at Robinson Dr. SE
Medicine Hat Police Service
There is a specialized enforcement unit for Traffic managed by the Medicine Hat Police Service. Recently they had made use of photo radar systems to protect schools, playgrounds, high traffic, high collision areas etc. They also monitor side streets and multi-lane arterial roads. The new radar system is as per the automated traffic enforcement guidelines by the province. This system uses 2 vehicles that survey the entire city. One is used to monitoring overspeeding in playground areas and school zones.
The other vehicle monitors speeding in other areas throughout the city. As a result, there has been a significant decline in the number of collisions but may also have other positive impacts other than the radar system. Total road and public safety plan is also very effective. The activities under these include patrolling, specialized Traffic enforcement and traffic response unit. Increase in public awareness about obeying traffic rules, signs and speed limits have also led to a safer road environment for all users.
List of Car Insurance Companies in Medicine Hat
|Insurance Company||Address||City||Province||Postal Code||Telephone|
|(At Royal Lepage) Agency||1202 Southview Dr SE||Medicine Hat||AB||T1B 4B6||(587) 801-4326|
|BrokerLink||32 4 Ave SE||Medicine Hat||AB||T1A 8B5||(403) 527-4444|
|Crystal Metz Insurance Agency Ltd||1335 Trans Canada Way S E #2||Medicine Hat||AB||T1B 1J1||(403) 526-1345|
|Western Financial Group||459 2 St SE||Medicine Hat||AB||T1A 0C4||(403) 526-2885|
|A-WIN Insurance Ltd||Bay #109, 2201 Box Springs Blvd Northwest||Medicine Hat||AB||T1C 0C8||(403) 487-5132|
For the survey, we assumed that the auto insurance premiums are for a 35-year-old man. He owns his car Honda Civic model 2012. The credit rating is good and he has basic liability coverage. The annual mileage ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 with no traffic tickets since last 5 years.
Insurance quotes shown here are examples only. The lowest cost insurance provider depends on numerous factors related to the car, driver, location and driving conditions. There’s no guarantee that the lowest rate provider in these examples produces the lowest rate for every driver.