South Eastern Alberta is a unique blend of delightful small cities and towns with a friendly western spirit and notable world-class attractions. Whether it's an "off the beaten track" experience you're looking for or the appeal of one of Alberta's smaller centres you can find it all within a 2 hour drive. Medicine Hat, located 3 hours south of Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway and set in a very arid almost desert-like terrain, is home to the world's Tallest Tepee and a close drive to both Dinosaur Provincial Park, and the mystical Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. Alberta's southeast is distinctively western. Short grass prairies, coulees (deep cuts in the land left by glaciers), badlands, peaceful rivers, large lakes, and a big sky dominate what might be North America's most diverse landscape. Here in the wide-open prairie, in the land where dinosaurs once roamed, and cowboys still ride the range history is as close as the nearest museum or interpretive center. The mystique of the frontier awaits discovery in Alberta's southeast. Visitors will find themselves charmed by this vibrant region.