Indian Battle Park

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Indian Battle Park
Indian Battle Park from High Level Bridge - panoramio.jpg
View of the park, Oldman River, and the bridge carrying Whoop-Up Drive from the High-Level Bridge
LocationLethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates49°41′38″N 112°51′40″W / 49.69391°N 112.86105°W / 49.69391; -112.86105Coordinates: 49°41′38″N 112°51′40″W / 49.69391°N 112.86105°W / 49.69391; -112.86105
Area150 acres (0.61 km2)
Opened1960
EtymologyNamed after Battle of the Belly River
Owned byCity of Lethbridge

Indian Battle Park is a park located in the Oldman River valley urban park system of Lethbridge, Alberta. The 150-acre (0.61 km2) park was developed in 1960 and commemorates the Battle of the Belly River held in the area on 24 October 1870 between the Blackfoot and the Cree. A formal peace treaty between the two nations was reached in 1871.

In 2005, a city council bid to rename the park Valley Of Peace (to remove negative references to First Nations) was rejected.

The park is home to Fort Whoop-Up, Helen Schuler Coulee Centre and the High Level Bridge.

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