Historic First Street Walking Tours
Step back into the past as you are guided through the tree lined boulevard of First Street SE. Once known as the Esplanade, it was home to Medicine Hat’s earliest and most affluent settlers. Marvel at the beautifully preserved architecture and explore the social history of the characters who once resided within. Each tour is subtly different as our guides delight in sharing their own stories and memories of this neighborhood, imparting a true sense of place to those eager to listen.
About your tour guide Sally Sehn
Sally was born and raised in Medicine Hat. A frequent patron of the Esplanade Archives, she was a driving force behind this most recent rendition of historical First Street walking tours, created by the Heritage Resources Committee (now Heritage Resources Working Group).
Having grown up on First Street, Sally is uniquely equipped to be the tour guide and teller of its tales. Pulling from both her research and memories, she weaves a walking experience that will keep the stories of this neighbourhood alive and well.
The starting location for the tour is the Esplanade.
A complimentary walking tour guide will be provided.
Tour is approximately 1 hour in length.
Be ready to be outside in the sun (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, etc.).
This event will adhere to any Alberta Health Services protocols.
This event is weather dependent – if raining, the event will be rescheduled.
Space is limited so please book in advance.