St. Patrick’s Day in Sylvan Lake

Buckwildz | Sylvan Lake

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! St. Patrick’s Day is here, and we want to know – do you celebrate this #lucky holiday? Here is a snapshot of local events, happening here in Sylvan Lake: Chief’s Pub Chief’s is a Sylvan Lake staple and they’ll be celebrating the luck of the Irish in a traditional way… green beer, molson specials, prizes & tunes. … Read More

Red Deer Roadtrips: Relax and Explore Edition

Radisson Red Deer pool

A great stay starts with relaxation, exciting things to-do and delicious food. Radisson Red Deer offers all three of those things wrapped up into one amazing getaway. Here’s three reasons to choose the Radisson Red Deer for your next visit to Red Deer… 1) Relaxation at its best Whether you’re in town for travelling pleasure, business or an event like a … Read More

3 Red Deer obstacle races to conquer in 2017

Mud Hero Red Deer

Red Deer is home to many an exciting and challenging obstacle course. This summer, several of them are making their return to the city and if you’ve ever wanted to test your physical limits out in the rugged Red Deer outdoors, there’s not a better time to register, train and start planning your summertime trip to Central Alberta. For accommodations, … Read More

Well planned meetings at the Ramada Red Deer

Meetings at Ramada Red Deer

Call the teams from Calgary and Edmonton to meet in the middle at the Ramada Red Deer. The day goes like this: a little meeting over lunch and then relaxing together in real time. Meet in the middle First thing, the Ramada Red Deer is exactly halfway between Edmonton and Calgary, conveniently located right off Hwy 2. That means it’s … Read More

Teams and Tournament goers love the Best Western Red Deer

Best Western Red Deer Tournament Stays

The Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in Red Deer is well known around town for really going the extra mile – and when you’re travelling with a rowdy team of active teens, you’ll be glad somebody’s got your back. From advance check-ins and group bookings to free make-your-own pancake breakfast – the Best Western Red Deer is the perfect … Read More

Red Deer Roadtrips: Exploring Central Alberta Edition

Trans Canada Trail Blackfalds

Have you been out lately – specifically, have you been to Central Alberta lately? When was the last time adventured in Blackfalds? Or explored Ponoka? It’s time to change that and discover some of the best Alberta has to offer. Get the bags ready and the car loaded up. First stop: Radisson Red Deer. There’s lots to love about the Radisson Red Deer. … Read More

Red Deer Roadtrips: Winter Sports Edition

Bower Ponds Skating Red Deer

When the temperature drops, there’s lots of temptation to stay in and plan your events around whether or not you’ll be close to a major heat source. Fortunately, there’s plenty of great reasons to do the polar opposite and opt to spend a weekend in Red Deer putting the ‘physical’ in ‘outdoor physical activity.’ For accommodations, you won’t find better than … Read More

Red Deer Roadtrips: Guys Weekend Edition

Troubled Monk Brewery Red Deer

Picture this: You need a vacation. You need a weekend out. It’s been an exhausting time lately, hasn’t it? Or perhaps not – but when was the last time you had a proper outing with your best friends? You need to change that, pronto. Get the group conversations started, make sure the getaway vehicle is prepped for takeoff. Here’s the … Read More

Flavours of Red Deer: Lunch Edition

Westlake Grill Red Deer

Noon rolls around and your tummy is growling. Whether you’re in town with family, friends or coworkers – there are a lot of great local lunch options. Here’s three recommendations for different moods, budgets and tastes… Dragon City Café In the mood for all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet? Dragon City Café offers a delicious mix of familiar options and Chinese offerings. Their … Read More

A family weekend getaway to Ramada Red Deer

Ramada Red Deer

After an hour and a half of squabbles and giggles in the backseat, we’re all ready to get to where we’re going. Just then we see it! Right there off the highway. A warm, clean, modern oasis from the car – a perfect place to kick up our feet and watch them go silly in the pool. And it’s all … Read More

5 ways to discover culture in Red Deer

Reverend Gaetz statue Downtown Red Deer

Take a look around Red Deer, and you’ll see a vibrant arts and culture community catering to all ages. Looking to get cultured in Red Deer? Here are five things you might want to check out… 1. Public Art – There are over 75 pieces of public art throughout Red Deer. As you travel around the city, you’re bound to come … Read More

Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration: Camping, sing-alongs and new friends

Canada's Gospel Music Celebration Red Deer

Westerner Park celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2016 – so this year, we’re highlighting some of the annual events that have supported us over our long history in Red Deer. We have been the home of Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration, every summer for the past 18 years. This week, we spoke to festival organizer Wayne Dyck about the park’s amenities, … Read More

Radisson Red Deer Scores High Marks with Travellers

Radission Red Deer

The Radisson Red Deer is conveniently located in the middle of the action. Just 5 minutes from downtown and less than 20 minutes from the Red Deer Airport, you’ll never be far from many of the attractions, shopping and restaurants in the area. With a variety room types available and fantastic amenities offered, it’s easy to see why the Radisson Red … Read More

Get festive in Sylvan Lake: Shopping, festivals & more

Sylvan Lake Christmas

Tis the season to celebrate with family and friends! While it’s the togetherness that really counts – you’re likely filling your calendar with festive events and list-checking shopping trips. With that in mind, Sylvan Lake is one of the best places to adventure to during the holiday season. Winter fun, every day Throughout the month of December, Sylvan Lake offers … Read More

Sparkles, sprinkles and a very good cause: Festival of Trees at Westerner Park

Red Deer Festival of Trees

Gingerbread and sweets, sixty-five glittery, sparkly trees and breakfast with Santa his very self. This festival totally gets me. Even though she’s up to her eyes in tinsel, Red Deer Festival of Trees events manager Alaine Martin took some time to talk with us about the event’s 23-year relationship with Westerner Park and about the 2016 event coming up later … Read More

Sylvan Lake Fun Guide: Winter Edition

Wintertime in Sylvan Lake

The fun doesn’t end when the weather gets chilly. Sylvan Lake is a twelve month destination for those looking to escape, unwind and relax. From skating to fishing and festivals to fireworks, there are lots of reasons to bundle up and come for a visit. Go for a skate There’s nothing like skating outside on a frozen lake. The sense … Read More

Welcome Home: Westerner Park and the Central Alberta Home Show

Red Deer Home Show

All this year, Westerner Park’s 125th, we’ve been reflecting on enduring partnerships and celebrating them with our readers. One of our long-standing collaborators, the Canadian Home Builders Association – Central Alberta, hosts the Red Deer Home Show. We sat down with CHBA’s event coordinator, Joan Fahey, to talk about the 38th annual show coming up in the spring. Spring homecoming … Read More

Celebrating success in Central Alberta: 25 years of the Red Deer Rebels

Red Deer Rebels 25 Years

The Red Deer Rebels are commemorating their 25th season in the Western Hockey League, and they have plenty of things to celebrate. The Rebels kicked off their inaugural season on September 25, 1992, and set a WHL record for most wins by an expansion club. The team won the Memorial Cup in 2001 and the WHL Eastern Conference Championship in … Read More

A Shared History: Red Deer Sportsman & Outdoor Adventure Show and Westerner Park

Red Deer Sportsman & Outdoor Adventure Show

Westerner Park is celebrating their big birthday by profiling some of their favourite community organizations and long-standing partners. Here’s a look at the Red Deer Fish & Game Association, which has held its main fundraiser at Westerner Park for the past 18 years. Community giving The Red Deer Sportsman & Outdoor Adventure Show is an annual consumer show that raises money for … Read More