The Red Deer region is well known for its remarkable trail system and its commitment to preserving nature and wildlife. It was here in Red Deer in 1924 that Alberta’s first federal migratory bird sanctuary was established on almost 118 hectares of protected land within the city limits. Today there are more than 100 kilometres of trails inside the city and almost 3,000 kilometres more in the region connecting communities and people with nature.
Red Deer made Expedia's list of The 34 Most Breathtaking Places in North America - in part due to our extensive trail system. The writer went as far as to say: "One of the best features of Red Deer is that you can just as easily enjoy the lively downtown area as the great outdoors. It’s the latter category that really makes the town stand out, with Maskepetoon Park as the local favourite."Have Local Trail Questions? Send us a Facebook Message >
August 1, 2017
Central Alberta shines as a trails destination where visitors enjoy more than 110 km of trails inside the City of Red Deer and many more trails in the urban and rural municipalities in the region. Red Deer, AB. August 1, 2017: Great Rides: There are more than 110 km of trails inside the City of Red Deer, and they … Read More
March 22, 2016
Bower Ponds A popular destination within Waskasoo Park, Bower Ponds offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Stop by the Pavilion that is equipped with a concession, washrooms and equipment rentals – paddleboats and water balls in summer, and ice skates in winter. Other features of this beautiful park include the Cronquist House (a restored Victorian-style farmhouse built in 1911), a … Read More
February 17, 2016
Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well known throughout Alberta with over 100 km of easily accessible, paved, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails connecting park users to beautiful green areas and park attractions. Biking, hiking, jogging, bird watching, picnics and peaceful walks can all be enjoyed in various parks and facilities within the Waskasoo Park trail system. … Read More
Come for our extensive trail system, stay for the experience. Located midway between Calgary & Edmonton - Red Deer is the destination to unwind, relax and explore!