The Red Deer area is one of the fastest growing and most vibrant regions in Canada and its rich history, local attractions and friendly people offer much to inspire story tellers. The story ideas below are just a small part of the many possibilities the region has to offer.
CENTRAL ALBERTA SHINES AS A GOLF DESTINATION
Bring This Story Alive: Experience the amazing golf in Central Alberta. We’ll set up a golf itinerary for qualified media that lets you experience the best Central Alberta courses.
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WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE
Bring This Story Alive: Come discover what’s on your plate. Visit area farms and have a cooking class with a farmer.
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TEST YOUR TOUGHNESS
Bring This Story Alive: See if you can beat our Ranchtracker, do your best Iron Man imitation while Flyboarding on Sylvan Lake, hit a ball on Canada’s longest hole or give the Mud Hero obstacle course your best shot.
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RED DEER’S PET FRIENDLY TRAVEL GUIDE
Bring This Story Alive: Bring your pet to Red Deer and write about it. We’ll set up a pet-friendly itinerary for qualified media.
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LOVING TO LEARN
Bring This Story Alive: Come discover something new about the world and about yourself in Red Deer. Bring the kids to circus school, go on a birding walk, or take a short summer course at Red Deer College.
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HAPPY TRAILS IN RED DEER
Bring This Story Alive: Come to Red Deer and ride our trails, go on a Sunday morning bird walk, and enjoy a tour with Pursuit Adventures.
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AUTUMN IN ALBERTA’S HEARTLAND
Bring This Story Alive: Make homemade preserves with an area farmer, enjoy a combine ride-along, experience a Country Drive, ride horseback through the stunning fall landscape, be part of a harvest event or visit an area attraction.
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Red Deer is one of Alberta`s most important agricultural regions and getting back to the farm is a big part of the fun for visitors. With more than 9,100farms in the region, Central Alberta has agriculture at its backbone. Visitors to Red Deer area find friendly western hospitality, farm fresh food, and remarkable rural activities to enjoy.
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Red Deer region is a great place for families to stay and play. With an average age of less than 35, Red Deer has one of the youngest populations in Canada and there are plenty of great activities and attractions for young families to enjoy. The best part is that most of our family-friendly attractions are low cost or even free of charge.
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FOOD & DRINK
Food gets better when you get closer to the farm and Red Deer is at the heart of one of Alberta`s richest agricultural regions. Red Deer visitors can enjoy great dishes like Jack Daniels-infused Alberta beef rib eye served with grilled asparagus fresh plucked from a Central Alberta field or Eggs Benedict Florentine made with farm fresh eggs and locally-produced cheese. Any way you slice it, Red Deer`s food scene is just starting to blossom and the possibilities are endless.
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A city escape with cosmopolitan pleasures such as shopping, dining, festivals, activities and attractions awaits visitors to Central Alberta. And the best part? You don’t need to break the bank to have a good time in budget-friendly Red Deer.
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WHERE THE WEST WAS FUN!
Agriculture is at our heart and raw western heritage is in our soul. Here in Central Alberta, we celebrate the real west with great events like the Westerner Days, the Ponoka Stampede, Innisfail Rodeo and Agri- trade.
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Nature awaits you in Central Alberta. The region is home to a diverse wildlife population and an abundance of beautifully conserved acreage. Central Alberta Conservationists are performing cutting edge research that is unique in the world.
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