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

Squad goals: Teams stay and play at the Ramada Red Deer

Ramada Red Deer

You do your thing. Leave the rest to us. Hey coach, take it easy on yourself and book the team in at the Ramada Red Deer. It’s close to where you play, has a fitness centre, waterslide, pool and free hot breakfast. You’ll even have time for a soak in the hot tub. Close to playing The Ramada Red Deer … Read More

Meet the makers at Red Deer’s favourite art and craft sale

Our Best to You | Red Deer

As Westerner Park celebrates its 125th year in Red Deer, we are reflecting back on the strong partnerships we’ve made in this vibrant community. Our Best to You Art & Craft Sale is a long-time supporter of Westerner Park and one of our favourite collaborators. And even though she’s busy planning the 25th anniversary show on October 28–30, show manager … Read More

Perfect weddings at Westerner Park in 3 easy steps

Westerner Park Weddings Red Deer

As one of Alberta’s largest convention, trade show, agriculture, entertainment and sports facilities, Westerner Park hosts over 1500 events and 1.5 million visitors each year. Regardless of the size of your wedding, Westerner Park can help ensure your special day is hassle-free and memorable. Not sure how to get started? Here are three easy steps to get you on the … Read More

Flavours of Sylvan Lake

Lokal Kitchen Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is one of Alberta’s most-loved resort towns; there you can bask in the sun or skate on the lake – whatever the adventure may be, food will be a necessity. Sylvan Lake continues to grow as an Alberta culinary hub. There is a plethora of amazing restaurants in town, creating a difficult decision-making process. If you’re looking to … Read More

Tourism Red Deer’s “Be Our Guest” Winner Announced

Be Our Guest 2016 | Tourism Red Deer

Eleanor Sugarman wins an Air Canada travel prize pack.    This past summer, Tourism Red Deer encouraged Central Albertans to invite their friends and family to visit Red Deer by sending out a digital invitation postcard. Every invitation sent was entered into a draw to win an Air Canada travel prize package to bring friends or family to Red Deer. … Read More

3 Ways the Best Western Plus Red Deer Can Help Plan a Great Meeting

Best Western Red Deer Meetings

When you’re planning a meeting, you need to think about three things: finding a convenient location, booking the right meeting room and making sure no one goes hungry. Here’s how the Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in Red Deer can help. Handy location They’re halfway between your offices in Edmonton and Calgary, right off the QEII – and close … Read More

Cedarpark Cottage, an escape from the everyday

Cedarpark Cottage Sylvan Lake

Amid the quaint beauty of Sylvan Lake, one of Alberta’s most-loved resort towns, lies a rustic cottage that is an escape from the every day. Cedarpark Cottage has been around for seventeen years and counting. Owner Tammy Gierke says she has had visitors from as far as Texas and England, as well as every province in Canada. Cedarpark Cottage is … Read More

Sylvan Lake: A Destination for All Seasons

Sylvan Lake Winter

Many people flood the town of Sylvan Lake in the summer months, it is one of the most popular recreation destinations in Alberta. Don’t underestimate it as a destination for the cooler months though, there is also plenty to do in the fall and winter. For the relaxation type Yoga is a great way to relax physically, mentally and spiritually. … Read More

Jazz at the Lake: Beautiful Music in a Beautiful Setting

The Brothers Landreth

Jazz at the Lake is an annual three-part (spring, summer, fall) festival that brings in buttery smooth musicians like The Brothers Landreth, a Canadian band from Manitoba. This four-man band features a harmonica, slide guitar, drums and 27 years of musical diversity. You can see them at The Jazz at the Lake “Autumn Leaves” concert on September 23rd, 2016. The … Read More