Lethbridge, located in southern Alberta, Canada, is a vibrant and welcoming city nestled in the stunning coulees of the Oldman River Valley.

Known for its rich cultural diversity, Lethbridge offers students a unique blend of academic excellence, outdoor adventures, and a tight-knit community. With its picturesque landscapes, thriving arts scene, and top-notch educational institutions, Lethbridge is an ideal destination for students seeking a well-rounded and enriching experience.

Popular destinations in and around Lethbridge

Galt Museum
502 1 St S, Lethbridge, AB  
Learn about the human history of Southern Alberta 

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
Corner of 9 Ave S and Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB  
Garden Opens Mid-May, 2023  
Visit the gardens in the summer, view the lights in the winter, or explore one of the many cultural events throughout the year 

Helen Schuler Nature Centre
300 Indian Battle Rd S, Lethbridge, AB  
Take part in a wide range of educational, recreational, and cultural experiences 

Fort Whoop-Up
200 Indian Battle Rd S, Lethbridge, AB  
Opens June 29, 2023  
Explore a replica of the original fur trading fort built in the late 1800s

High Level Bridge/Lethbridge Viaduct
Access at the west end of 3 Ave S and Scenic Dr  
Get a closer look at the iconic landmark, the longest and highest trestle bridge in the world 

Southern Alberta Art Gallery
601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB 
Explore the works of Southern Alberta’s amazing artists 

Alberta Birds of Prey Centre
2124 16 Ave, Coaldale, AB 
Opens May 20, 2023 
Get up close and personal with Alberta’s avian wildlife

Popular Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants


Bread, Milk, and Honey
427 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB 
(403) 381-8605 
Popular café, serves sandwiches, coffee, tea, and more 

Sonder Coffee Bar
1119 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB 
(403) 942-7759
Serves coffee, tea, waffles, pastries, and more 


Hudsons Canadas Pub
904 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB
(403) 942-7999
Food, drinks, dancing on the weekends  

Canadian Brewhouse
3521 Mayor Magrath Dr S #10, Lethbridge, AB 
(586) 486-0803 
Sports bar, food and drink and bowling alley  

Telegraph Taphouse 
310 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB
(403) 942-4136 
Restaurant and bar; great brunch on weekends  

The Duke Pub and Grill
132 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB
(403) 381-1455
Food and drink, popular with students, daily specials 

Backstreet WEST Pub and Pizza
07 Laval Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB 
(403) 380-2811 
Food and drink, try the Jamie sandwich 

The Slice Bar and Grill
314 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB 
(403) 320-0117 
Serves food and drink, pizza and live music 

Kingsmen Ale House
2012 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB
(403) 328-0423 
UK style pub, serves food and drinks 

Owl Acoustic Lounge
606 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB 
(403) 942-1770 
Food and drinks, live music, open mics, and more


Boss Hogs Country Saloon
1210 1 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB
(403) 942-7823 
Western night club, drinks and dancing 

Club Lime
1216 1 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB 
(403) 942-7823 
Nightclub, drinks and dancing

Popular Stores

Shopping Centre

Park Place Mall
501 1 Ave S
(403) 320-0008
Over 100 stores and services in Southern Alberta’s largest shopping centre 


Department Stores

Best Buy
3734 Mayor Magrath Dr
Electronics and appliances 

Canadian Tire
Multiple Locations  
Automotive, home, tools, recreation, and more

Hudson’s Bay
200 4 Ave S
(403) 329-3131 
Clothing, home, beauty, and sport needs 

London Drugs
1240 2 Ave N
(403) 320-8899 
Appliances, automotive, baby needs, beauty, electronics, grocery, and more

Multiple Locations  
Home, garden, grocery, clothing, electronic, and more 

Local Businesses

312 7 St S
(403) 331-5661
Flower arrangements and plants 

Blue Sage Boutique
817 3 Ave S
(403) 942-7500
Women’s clothing and accessories 

Herbal Apothecary
320 6 St S
(587) 678-7226
Herbal medicine and more 

How Sweet Inc.
314 5 St S
(403) 331-8813
Candy and gift 

222 5 St S
(403) 330-4001
Jewelry, accessories, and gift 

The Populess Company
619 4 Ave S
(403) 942-2433
Clothing, leather apparel and accessories, and more 


Dollar Stores

Dollar Tree – Multiple Locations 
Affordable home and hardware, holiday, party, consumable, and childrens products

Dollarama – Multiple Locations 
Affordable home and hardware, seasonal and holiday, health and beauty, and school and office products


Book Stores

Analog Books Inc
322 6 St S 
(403) 942-7403 
Small local bookstore, carrying interesting titles and some art supplies  

Big Johns Books
320 7 St S 
(403) 328-1563  
A variety of reasonably priced used books  

701 1 Ave S 
(403) 394-0225 
A variety of books and lifestyle products in a large bookstore chain 

Echo Books
325 5 St S 
(403) 320-9131 
Used and rare books 


Second-hand Stores

Gallagher Stuff and Things – 890 Heritage Blvd W 
(587) 486-1389  
A variety of pre-owned products 

King of Trade
317 5 St S 
(403) 329-9302 
Music, jewellery, electronics, collectibles, and more  

MCC Thrift Store
1117 2A Ave N 
(403) 329-4808 
Second-hand clothing and more 

Mission Thrift Store
3001 32 St S 
(403) 327-3199 
Second-hand clothing and more  

Poppin Tags
323 5 St S 
(587) 691-4777 
Second-hand clothing and more  

Progress Clothing
114 5 St S 
(403) 327-2717  
Second-hand mens clothing 

Value Village
1708 Mayor Magrath Dr S 
(403) 320-5358  
Second-hand home and furniture products, clothing, books, electronics and more 

Plant Stores

Green Haven Garden Centre
5 South, Sunnyside Rd 
(403) 327-6172 
Outdoor and house plants, pots, accessories, and more 

Sill and Soil
315 6 St S 
(403) 328-8887 
House plants, pots, accessories, and more 

Living Expenses - 2024

We know that it is difficult to figure out how much your living expenses will be in Lethbridge. To help you with your financial planning as you prepare to join us at Lethbridge College, we have provided some information on estimated living expenses below. All prices listed are in CAD and are estimates as of Feb 1, 2024.

On-Campus Housing at Lethbridge College

On-Campus Single Suite $3445 - $3645/term,  
$861.25 – 911.25/month

• $50 Application Fee 

• $350 Damage Deposit  

• $200 Incidental Deposit  

• Utilities and Internet Included  

On-Campus Shared Residence  $2640 - $2890/ term, 
$660 - $722.50/month  
On-Campus Family Unit  $3845/term, $961.25/month


Off-Campus Housing in the City of Lethbridge  

Bachelor/Studio$1050 - $1300/month

• Proof of income/ability to pay required. 

 • Utilities generally not included.

• Typically, a 1-year lease. 

• Tenant insurance commonly required.  

1-Bedroom$1100 – 1400/month
2-Bedroom$1300 – 1700/month
$650 - $850/person
3-Bedroom$1550 - $2200/month
$516 - $733.50/person
4-Bedroom$1650 - $2400/month
$413 - $600/person


Other Expenses  

Basic Utilities $120 - $220/month  Depends on usage. May be included in some rentals.  
Tenant Insurance $30 - $50/month  May be required by property owner.  
Internet $60 - $90/month  
+ $50 one-time activation fee  
Depends on personal need.  
Some providers offer student rates.  
Cell Phone $50 - $90/month  Lower rates for basic call/text plans.  
Groceries $300 - $500/month  Depends on personal need.  
Fast Food $15 - $20/meal   
Restaurant $30 - $40/meal   
Public Transit Pass $75/month  Special rate for postsecondary.