Download GPX file for this article
51.638333-111.941944Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Hanna is a small town of 2,600 people (2016) in the Southern Alberta region of Alberta. Be careful about what you say about the band Nickelback, Hanna is proud to be their home. It is the birthplace of Lanny Macdonald, a famous hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies and Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL).


Map of Hanna (Alberta)
Abandoned railway roundhouse in Hanna.

Hanna is likely to be encountered by travellers as a stopping point on a car journey between Calgary and Saskatoon. It is a agricultural and oil and gas supply centre.

  • 1 [dead link] Visitor Information Centre, 603 South Municipal Road (near Hwy 9 & Palliser Trail), +1 403-854-4433, . May long weekend-June: F 3-8PM, Sa Su noon-8PM; July-August: Daily 10AM-8:30PM. Located in the former Canadian Northern Railway (later CN) station, which was in service from 1913-1990; now designated as a Heritage Railway Station. The station was relocated and converted to a visitor centre.

Get in[edit]

Hanna is near the junctions of Highway 9 and Highway 36 (Veteran's Memorial Highway), 211 km (131 mi) east of Calgary, 402 km (250 mi) west of Saskatoon, and 320 km (200 mi) north of the US border.

The Hanna Airport is 2 km southeast of the town; there are no scheduled flights.

Get around[edit]



  • [dead link] Fox Lake (4 km west of Hanna on Twp Rd 312 (Fox Lake Trail)). This small lake west of Hanna features a beach, boat launch, and campground.
  • Prairie Oasis Park, Range Road 140 (26 km south of Hanna). This small lake south of Hanna features a beach, lake for water sports, and campground.



  • Cactus Corner Truck Stop (Hwy 9 & Hwy 36 south; 9 km east of Hanna), +1 403-854-2244.
  • Hanna Pizza & Steak House, 226 2nd Ave W, +1 403-854-4039. M-Sa 11AM-8PM.
  • Nick's Family Restaurant & Lounge, 113 Pallister Trail, +1 403-854-3933. Daily 9AM-11PM. Fully licensed restaurant and lounge near the main highway serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lounge has video lottery terminals, ATM, a pool table and jukebox. Serves pizza, steak Western and Chinese cuisine.
  • York Cafe, 303 1st St W, +1 403-854-2823. Tu-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su noon-8PM.




Go next[edit]

Explore Alberta's badlands by continuing west to Drumheller or south to Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Routes through Hanna
CalgaryDrumheller  W Alberta Highway 9.svg E  OyenSaskatoon
Lac La BicheViking ← Jct Alberta Highway 53.svg W   N Alberta Highway 36.svg S  BrooksTaber

This city travel guide to Hanna is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.