UPDATED Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Medicine Hat

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Back in 2017, I created a Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Medicine Hat! It was part of my (still ongoing) mission to map out Instagrammable Walls of cities around the world. 

Back then, I’d say the walls were sparse (but still, some great options!) 

Fast forward to now (2020), and I’m so thrilled to see that Medicine Hat has fully embraced its ‘Instagrammable-ness!’ What a big facelift. 

Now, the southern Alberta city has an annual Medicine Hat Mural Festival, and is actively adding amazing murals by local and out-of-town artists alike, transforming alleyways and more, all over the city—but especially in its downtown. Many of the walls that I had first catalogued in that 2017 post have now been replaced by new businesses or new walls!! The city has even put together its own suggested mural walk as an official activity you should do when you explore the city! Pretty neat, hey? 

I didn’t want to erase the original guide from 2017 so I’ve instead created this UPDATED guide, that brings over a couple of the walls that are still around from the first version of the guide, and then adds all the amazing, new walls that have gone up since that time. I was able to explore these new walls during this July 2020 trip on a sponsored visit with Tourism Medicine Hat.

Be sure to check out my other Medicine Hat travel guides + blog posts for other ideas on what to do, things to see, and places to eat in the city while you’re on the hunt for these Instagrammable Walls (I’ll be adding new ones from my July 2020 trip shortly!!):

UPDATED Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Medicine Hat

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Share my UPDATED Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Medicine Hat in southern Alberta!
WHAT IS AN INSTAGRAMMABLE WALL? 

Instagrammable Walls add such beauty to a city, and can attract people to a location as a destination. Finding Instagrammable Walls is one of my favourite things to do when I travel, and even a favourite thing to do where I live. Every city has them. Being ‘Instagrammable’ simply describes the wall’s aesthetic. These pretty, interesting coloured, textured, muralled, highly photogenic walls make a great backdrop for photos with yourself or your friends. They can be indoor or outdoor, but I’ve primarily focused on outdoor walls (they’re more accessible!) You’ve likely walked or driven by Instagrammable Walls but maybe didn’t notice it’s ‘Instagrammable.’

If you’re from out of town, watching for and photographing Instagrammable Walls is a really great way to explore a new place, and in today’s social media world, it gives you some really great settings for vacation photos to share online! If you’re in town, finding Instagrammable Walls makes for an amazing activity to explore your city and neighbourhoods, and also learn more about arts and artists. 

Last Updated: July 22, 2020

If I’m missing a wall, please let me know! If I’m missing an artist credit, please let me know! (I do my best to find the correct artist information but sometimes it’s hard so I’d appreciate any leads!)

Be sure to email, tweet @lindork, message me on Instagram @lindork, or share Medicine Hat wall locations/photos on Instagram using #IGWallsofMedHat to get them added to the list! 

Be sure to follow the @Medicine_Hat_Mural_Fest for more live Instagrammable Wall updates!

And check out my short video showing some of the walls!!

@lindorable

Updating my Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Medicine Hat! Check it out on my blog. ☺️ (Tourism Medicine Hat Partner) ##explorealberta ##yxh ##medhat

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Exposure Wall

Location: Alleyway of the Assiniboia Inn (680 3 St. SE)

Artist: Josh Creighton (@joshcr8onart)

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Duck into the alleyway along 3 St. just before Railway St. to see Josh Creighton's Instagrammable Wall!
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Exposure Wall by Josh Creighton in the alleyway of the Assiniboia Inn (680 3 St. SE).

Somnium Wall

Location: Assiniboia Inn (680 3 St. SE) facing the rail yard 

Artist: @vizsla_bacon

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The Somnium Wall at the Assiniboia Inn (680 3 St. SE) facing the rail yard 
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I'm not 100% sure if this is also by Vizsla Bacon but it's right along the same wall!

Medicine Hat (Tunnel) Wall

Location: South side of Railway St. (exterior of Underground Tunnel)

Artists: Will Oksam, @Sonz1, @FasmCreative

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Medicine Hat mural by Will Oskam, Sontz41 and FasmCreative.
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South side of Railway St. exterior of underground tunnel.

Graffiti Walls

Location: Underground Pedestrian Tunnel at Railway St.

Artists: Various Local Artists, sponsored/vetted by Medicine Hat Pop-up Parks

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Amazing graffiti walls in the Railway St. underground tunnel!
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Underground pedestrian tunnel at Railway St.

Tunnel Vision Wall

Location: North side of Railway St. (exterior of Underground Tunnel)

Artists: Will Oksam and Josh Creighton (@joshcr8onart)

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Tunnel Vision by Will Oskam and Josh Creighton. North side of Railway St. tunnel.
Instagrammable Walls of Medicine Hat - Will Oskam Josh Creighton - Art Mural
Tunnel Vision by Will Oskam and Josh Creighton. North side of Railway St. tunnel.

Asil Petr Wall

Location: Across (north) from N Railway St. 

Artists: @Mediah

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Really cool wall by artist Mediah (but it was fenced when we went so we couldn't get access!)

Vehicle Underpass Walls

Location: 1 St SE. Vehicle Underpass

Artists: Jesse Gouchey (@jessemaskwa) + @Doktoer

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Beautiful mural by Alberta Metis artist Jesse Gouchey!
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@Doktoer's creative work at this Medicine Hat vehicle underpass!
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Love this underpass mural!
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Whales, water, wind, and more by Jesse Gouchey and Doktoer.
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Love the colours and frenzy of this wall.

Alien Graffiti Wall

Location: Alleyway of Penny Profit (480 3rd St. SE)

Artists: c4m71 and Will Oskam.

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Alien grafitti by c4m71 and Will Oskam at 480 3rd St. SE alley.
Instagrammable Walls of Medicine Hat - c4m71 and Will Oskam - Art Mural
Alien grafitti by c4m71 and Will Oskam at 480 3rd St. SE alley.

Hello Gorgeous Wall

Location: Shut Up and Wear It, 655 2 St. SE

Artist: The Paint Factory

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Hello Gorgeous!!!! Medicine Hat, you're gorgeous!

Deer in the City Wall

Location: CakeBreak, 401 3rd St SE

Artist: Wendy Struck

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Deer in the City by artist Wendy Struck.

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Medicine Hat / Tiger Wall

Location: Alleyway of 749 1 St. SE

Artist: @FASMCreative

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Obsessed with this purple, yellow, blue patterned Instagrammable Wall by @fasmcreative!
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Really feeling the energy on this wall by @FASMCreative. lol
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Don't forget to get close-up Wall shots too!

The Hat Wall

Location: Around the corner of 601 2 St. SE.

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THE HAT is what locals call Medicine Hat!
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If you know the artist, please tell me!

The Yard Wall

Location: The Yard, 619 3 St. SE

Artist: @Doktoer

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Love this colourful wall at The Yard, by @Doktoer.
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Bright murals brighten up all spaces!

Growing Hope in Our Community Wall

Location: Parking lot of 644 2 St. SE.

Artist: Sarah Slaughter Art

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My cute friends growing hope in the community, Mural by Sarah Slaughter Art!

Yellow Wall

Location: Panorama Lanes, 820 6A SW

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Yellow Wall at Panorama Lanes.

Brick Wall

Location: Medalta, 713 Medalta Ave. SW

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Brick Wall at Medalta.

Forest Wall

Location: Inside Elliot Home + Lifestyle (203 – 462 4 Street SE)

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Inside Elliot Home + Lifestyle (203 – 462 4 Street SE).

White Stone Wall

Location: Near 480 3 St SE

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White Stone (near 480 3 ST SE).

The Scream Wall

Location: 549 3 St. SE

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“The Scream” (549 3 ST SE).

Mountain Wall

Location: (Inside Mad Hatter, 513 3rd St SE)

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Mountain Wall (inside Mad Hatter Cafe).

The Honeycomb Wall

Location: Medicine Hat Public Library, 414 1 St. SE

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Honeycomb Wall at the Medicine Hat Public Library.

Be sure to follow the @Medicine_Hat_Mural_Fest for more live Instagrammable Wall updates!

Linda

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Disclaimer: My Summer 2020 visit to Medicine Hat where I explored a lot of these Instagrammable Walls was part of a sponsored partnership with Tourism Medicine Hat. This has no impact on opinions stated in this post. I was so happy to re-visit Medicine Hat, spend time with my dear friends, and explore the city in the summer! Also, I LOVE Instagrammable Walls!!! So this was just the PERFECT visit.

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