In the Google Map above you're looking at South Western Canada / North Western US. You might have heard of Calgary, which is about a two hour drive north-northwest of Lethbridge. The US border is about 50 miles directly south. Vancouver, which is where the 2010 Winter Olympics took place (even though Vancouver doesn't really have a winter) is about 450 miles straight west of Lethbridge. The Rocky Mountains are about 75 miles west and on most days you can see them very clearly. Waterton Lakes National Park is about an hour and 15 minutes away by car.

Lethbridge is a nice place to raise a family. It is a very very clean and well maintained city of about 80,000 people.  The summers are very hot and dry with temperatures of 35 degrees C. not unusual. The winters are usually very mild, due to the “Chinook Winds” that blow over the Rocky Mountains and bring warm, dry Pacific air which melts all the snow.  However, the downside is that the wind HOWLS  (100 kph/60 mph winds are not uncommon) and it can go on for days, sometimes weeks.

Here are some photographs of the University of Lethbridge, where I work.