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We look forward to welcoming you!

The province of Alberta is growing increasingly diverse and Lethbridge is no exception!

The city is situated on traditional Blackfoot territory and is the bordered by the Blood Reserve, the largest in Canada and home to the Blood (Kainai) Nation. As a result, First Nations culture is part of our heritage and woven into the fabric of the city.

Lethbridge also attracts immigrants from around the world. As of 2011, there were 12,420 immigrants living in Lethbridge, an increase of 13 per cent over 2006.

A welcoming and compassionate city, Lethbridge has also welcomed refugees fleeing turmoil around the globe, including Canada’s largest population of Bhutanese refuges and hundreds of refugees from Syria. A new Multicultural Centre, operated by the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association, opened in 2016 and serves as a community hub for more than 30 ethno-cultural groups from across the region.

Lethbridge is also home to a vibrant and proud LGBT population. 2016's Lethbridge Pride Festival saw more than 8,000 people attend events including a parade, drag shows, family activities and more.

Language First Spoken & Still Understood

LanguagePeople
English89,825
French1,170
German4,480
Dutch2,255
Spanish1,185
Filipino565
Chinese525
Polish490
Hungarian490
Japanese410

Notes

Topic-based tabulations based on 20% sample data. Includes respondents with more than one first spoken language.

Sources

Statistics Canada 2011 Census, Detailed Mother Tongue, Single and Multiple Language Responses

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Did You Know?

There are 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within 90 minutes from Lethbridge.