Lethbridge is the place I call home. And while everyone jokes or complains about the wind, I figure it's a pretty great place to live. There are plenty of sights to see, things to do, and people to talk to.
Lethbridge is full of amazing historical sites. Just visit the historic downtown Post Office (above, left) or fire hall (above, right). Both of these buildings have the essential original construction and architecture beautifully preserved. More architectural beauties like these characterize our downtown as a perfectly preserved moment in history.
The beauty of the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden (above, center) continues the feel of a great legacy left to us by our forebears. Built during Canada’s Centennial in 1967, Nikka Yuko was created as a symbol of international friendship. Its name is derived from the Japanese words Ni (from Nihon meaning Japan), ka from Kanada or Canada, and Yuko, which translates as "friendship" to mean “Japan-Canada friendship”. Nikka Yuko also recognizes the enormous contribution of the Japanese to our multicultural landscape and heritage. In Lethbridge, we value those who have gone before us and left us such an amazing legacy.
The Lethbridge Water Tower (right) has been restored and renovated to house Ric's Grill - one of the best restaurants in town. With nightly events and great food, this is a popular hangout for the crowd that loves to take in Lethbridge night life. The views from these windows are unmatched by any other location in the local area.
The crown building of the University of Lethbridge has earned international acclaim for its unique architectural design. Created by the genius of Arthur Erickson, University Hall (below, left) is yet another example of the historic beauty found in Lethbridge. Designed in the late 1960s, this building was created as a complement to the unique rolling prairies and coulees that characterize our riverside town. It is a true architectural gem of western Canada.
How well do you know your community? As an experienced Real Estate Agent, I am pleased to answer any questions you might have about our community, your neighborhood, or a new neighborhood that you might consider moving to. It's just another reason that realtors are a great idea - we spend an immense amount of time involved in how neighborhoods and communities develop. Lethbridge has both an amazing past and a bright future - it's a great place to call home.
Photos courtesy of LL Sparrow Photography