Medicine Hat NWMP Barracks

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Medicine Hat NWMP Barracks (1883-1893) - A North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Barracks first established in 1883 in present day Medicine Hat, Alberta. Abandoned in 1893.

Medicine Hat NWMP Barracks Park Sign
Medicine Hat NWMP Barracks Cairn on the Golf Course
South Saskatchewan River from Near the Site of the Barracks

Medicine Hat NWMP Barracks History

Established as a North West Mounted Police Barracks in 1883 on a bluff overlooking the South Saskatchewan River across from present day Medicine Hat, Alberta. The post came to have 13 buildings housing 25 men and their horses. It was located at a river crossing and had its own ferry landing at what was known as Police Point.

With the coming of the railroad and the growth Medicine Hat the decision was made in 1893 to move the post across the river and into the town of Medicine Hat.

Current Status

Medicine Hat NWMP Barracks Cairn Detail

No remains of the barracks. A stone cairn is located near the site on the third tee of the Medicine Hat Golf Course. Access comes from the Police Point Park which is below the golf course on the tip of Police Point. The wilderness center in the park has some interpretive panels about the barracks and there is a sign along the river with a brief history.



Location: Police Point, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Map point is the site of the stone cairn.

Maps & Images

Lat: 50.04791 Long: -110.6564

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Visited: 9 Aug 2014


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