The University of Lethbridge is nestled into the slopes of the coulees, located on the left bank of Old Man River (west side of Lethbridge). Most of the city features and amenities, of which you will take advantage, are in the central or eastern districts of the city. The peaceful and pedestrian-friendly coulee system, and Old Man River, separate the west and central parts of the city. See maps, below.
2018 IAST Registration
Please register for 2018 IAST.
University address and general contact number
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
4401 University Drive
General information: (403) 329-2111
Air travel options
Fly to Calgary International Airport (YYC) and then, drive approximately 225 km. south to Lethbridge (see Airport ground transportation, below).
Fly to Great Falls International Airport (GTF) in Montana, USA, and then, drive approximately 300 km. north to Lethbridge.
Airport ground transportation
Arriving at Lethbridge airport
Taxis are normally available at the Lethbridge airport upon arrival. However, it is prudent to make a pick-up request beforehand (i.e., call the night before): A Taxi [(403) 317-7777], 5th Avenue Cabs [(403) 381-1111], Black Diamond Taxi [(403) 381-4444]. Uber has recently come to Lethbridge. No local airport bus.
Arriving at Calgary airport and driving
The Red Arrow bus provides roomy service – three people per row instead of four – from the Calgary International Airport to downtown Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge campus with wifi, complementary drinks and snacks, a film. However, this bus service has a limited number of departures per day from the Calgary airport. Look at the bus schedule before buying a plane ticket. The Calgary International Airport enjoys a lot of room and great amenities (for an airport) and so, you may have a comfortable wait for the Red Arrow, if you choose this option. Greyhound buses are also available. They are more regular and less expensive than Red Arrow. However, you will need to travel from the airport to the Calgary Greyhound Terminal to catch this bus. Check out the Calgary Allied Airport Shuttle for trips to the Greyhound Terminal. Car rental from the airport is an option, as well.
Arriving at Great Falls airport
There is no direct connection between Great Falls and Lethbridge using public transportation. Consider renting a car. Remember your passport because Great Fall is in Montana, USA.
Local Lethbridge transportation
Lethbridge hosts a population of less than 90,000. However, because the city is the main urban centre of Southern Alberta, the city hosts over 100,000 people by the time you add in all of the surrounding towns, hamlets and communities. Due to its geographical size, you can quickly get around the city. We suggest you consider the local city bus service, Lethbridge Transit and the fee schedule, for your means of local transportation. For example, pay as you go ($3.00 per ride) or 10 rides ($22.50). We are also looking into a daily shuttle service from specific downtown hotels (TBC).
Accommodations on the university campus are unavailable. The following hotel options are listed from least to most expensive. Airbnb and regular Bed and Breakfast properties can also be found in Lethbridge.
Sandman Hotel Lethbridge
421 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3L8
Days Inn Lethbridge
100 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4L2
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
120 Stafford Drive South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4W4
Coast Lethbridge Hotel
526 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J3M2
Sandman Signatures Lethbridge Lodge
320 Scenic Dr. South, Lethbridge, T1J4B4
Due to the 2018 IAST schedule, options for eating lunch will probably be limited to the on-campus canteen (The Urban Market), the university pub (The Zoo), or the Student Union Building food court. Several restaurant options for breakfast and dinner are embedded in the map, below.
The following Google map is public. Reveal map layers by clicking on the slide-out menu icon in the top left-hand corner.
The following campus map provides you with a few key landmarks.