For many Canadians, road tripping is the ultimate holiday and Red Deer region has a lot to offer to those who want to get behind the wheel and explore.
We admit it. Red Deer’s Gasoline Alley is a great stop for road trippers. But if that’s all visitors see of this vibrant part of Alberta, they are really missing out. Those who venture into Alberta’s third largest city discover a municipality surrounded by green spaces and wonderful attractions, festivals and fairs… and did we mention golf!
Central Alberta Golf Safari
You could golf three rounds each day for a week in and never see the same hole twice.
Red Deer region has a wide variety of golf courses at very reasonable rates and you can book a weekend or weekday golf package with a single call. Choose from six Central Alberta golf courses and five hotels and they will customize an itinerary – including booking all your tee times. There are plenty of reasons to make Central Alberta your next great golf adventure.
Celebrating 60 Years of Alberta Sport Heritage
Interactive. Informative. Inspiring. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will turn your visit into a family friendly, interactive adventure! Have fun exploring our interactive games and galleries while discovering Alberta’s sport heroes. Be surprised at what you will discover inside.
Romance on the Red Deer River
Kerry Wood Nature Centre’s summer programs are packed with activities for families as well as an all-new adults only wine and cheese and astronomy adventure on July 21. A favorite activity is Story Time in Imagination Grove, every Thursday in July and August from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Check out their full line of special programs.
Summer Festival Fun
From July 19-23, the Westerner Days Fair & Exposition will take over Red Deer. This will be a big year for the 126-year-old festival. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, the event will showcase Canadian entertainers, over 20 agricultural events, a wide array of fair food and fun midway attractions and rides.
Red Deer’s annual Street Performer’s Festival, Centrefest, will take place July 29 & 30, 2017. The festival features talented performers, like music, food and a free circus school for kids.
Plant yourself in the comfortable hotel choices in Deer and explore our surrounding communities each having their own unique attractions, great food and fun adventures.
Soak up the Sun in Alberta’s Favourite Beach Town
There’s no shortage of fun activities in Sylvan Lake during the summer months. Visitors can walk along the boardwalk and beach, explore the lighthouse and enjoy some great food at restaurants around the city. There are a ton of great mobile food vendors in town for Food Truck Thursdays and buskers at various spots around town. There are also a host of different ways to play on or near the lake. Visitors can rent a paddleboard or boat, race go-karts, play mini-golf or try out the new Aqua Splash water obstacle course right on the lake.
Have Some Fun on the Farm
There are more than 9,100 farms in the Red Deer region and many welcome visitors with family-friendly activities. Kraay Family Farm opens for the season on July 21 and is one of the region’s most popular agri-tourism attractions. There’s a corn maze, a petting zoo, a giant bouncy cushion, family-friendly activities, food and more.
Step Back in Time
There’s no better time to explore Canada’s history than during the year we celebrate our 150th birthday. Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site contains artefacts that help visitors understand the lifestyle of the fur trade and trace the steps of early explorers like David Thompson. Stay overnight in a tipi or trapper’s tent or bring a picnic and enjoy it while watching the herd of bison grazing nearby.