3 Ways to Get Excited for CFR 45

Kraay Family Farm from above

The Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) is coming to Red Deer from Oct 30th to Nov 4th, 2018. For six days, Westerner Park will play host as the best Canadian rodeo competitors square up for one final showdown: the chance to be crowned national champions. The CFR turns 45 this year and 2018 marks the first time that the rodeo extravaganza touches … Read More

10 Places to Celebrate Alberta Open Farm Days in Red Deer

Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide event that invites anyone and everyone to learn about rural life and experience local foods. This year’s sixth annual event will take place on August 18th – 19th, 2018. Here are some highlights in the Red Deer region: Urban Farm Long Table Dinner August 18th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 4847A 19 St, … Read More

5 Great Campsites In and Around Red Deer

Did you know that June is National Camping Month? That means it’s time to get out in the great outdoors and go camping! We love the smell of a smokey open fire, the taste of burnt marshmallows, the fresh air, and endless starry nights. Whether it’s in Red Deer or in the County, here are some of the campgrounds we … Read More

7 Spots for a Picnic in Red Deer

Grab your checkered blanket and get ready for International Picnic Day on June 18th! Red Deer has an abundance of parks and recreation facilities, so pack up the basket and head out to a park or picnic spot near you. These are a few of the areas you can enjoy on International Picnic Day. So pick your park, find a … Read More

7 Ways to Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day

What are you doing on June 17th? We hope you said calling or seeing Dad because June 17th is Father’s Day! Whether it’s treating him to brunch or hiking through the forest, Red Deer has all the answers to your Father’s Day needs.

What’s Happening in Red Deer this June: Arts & Culture Edition

It has been a long winter but now it’s time to celebrate the start of summer! Here are some fun and exciting events taking place in Red Deer this June to help you celebrate. For the Art Lover For the Whole Family For the Gang Still looking for some summer inspiration? Visit our Events section or look for us on … Read More

16 Ways You Know Summer Has Arrived in Red Deer

Technically speaking, the first official day of summer is June 21st, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your summer a bit early this year. Here are 16 different ways you can start Summer 2018 off right. For the History Buff For the Family For the Foodie For the Outdoor Enthusiast

Your Red Deer Mother’s Day Weekend Guide

Whether it’s an event, dinner at a fine restaurant, a walk through our beautiful trails, or a visit to Cronquist House at Bower Ponds, Red Deer has all the ingredients for a perfect Mother’s Day. Top 10 Mother’s Day Activities If brunch is more of her thing, treat Mom at one of many local restaurants on May 13th.

Local Recommendations: Red Deer Springtime Ideas

The snow is starting to melt, and the air is feeling a little more fresh! Say hello to spring with so many activities and events to get up to in and around Red Deer in the month of April. Experience Spring Spring in Red Deer is something to experience and some of the city’s finest culture institutions have put together … Read More

An a-mazeing time at Kraay Family Farm

Kraay Family Farm

Kraay Family Farm invites you to join them for fun-filled days for everyone in your family! Home to Alberta’s premier corn maze, Kraay Family Farm offers over 40 attractions and amenities in addition to the world-famous corn maze.  Some of their attractions include: mini golf, play areas, jumping pillows, and gemstone mining.  Closer to the end of the season, the … 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

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

Keeping The Trade Alive: The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum

Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum

Open Farm Days is a two-day agricultural celebration where farms and businesses across Alberta open their doors to the public. In 2016, many Central Alberta locations took part in the festivities. Here’s a look at one particular experience… Walking into the century-old Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is like stepping into a time-capsule to 1902 Central Alberta. The Museum – which … Read More

Exploring Delburne along Alberta’s Boomtown Trail

Anthony Henday Museum | Delburne Alberta

Whether you’re taking the scenically short drive 30 minutes east of Red Deer on highway 595 or making your way down the meandering iconic Boomtown Trail – the Village of Delburne is a great destination for a Central Alberta drive. Good food options, a friendly attitude, boomtown history and Central Alberta prairie views make Delburne a unique daytrip opportunity. Here … Read More

Exploring History & Culture in Central Alberta

Red Deer History and Culture

Red Deer’s a city that wears its history proudly. Heritage is a running theme that weighs heavily over the city’s arts and culture – that is, the past, present, future and how they all collide in local culture. Today you can see that in the explosion of culture in the city – here’s a list of examples you can find … Read More

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site

Stephansson House

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, central Alberta was home to one of the greatest Icelandic poets of all time. The journey from Iceland to the North-West Territories (what is now Alberta) took pioneers through the Dakota territory. In an effort to escape drought conditions, many settlers looked north for more favourable surroundings. About 50 Icelanders had come to … Read More

The Kraay Family Farm gets ready for Summer!

Kraay Family Farm 2016

The Kraay family is busy preparing the farm for lots of guests. They’re painting, building new play-structures, tuning up the hard-working grain train, setting a few thousand pumpkin plants – some to carve, some to eat, some to shoot out of a cannon. They’re settling all the animals in their summer homes and making a place where everyone can play. … Read More

Springtime Fun in Red Deer

Chedda Heads

Spring has sprung in beautiful Red Deer. Shake off that winter rust and enjoy the newfound nice weather in Central Alberta’s cultural hub. Any time of year, visitors flock to Red Deer to explore the city’s cultural offerings, diverse culinary scene, and unique recreational activities. The city’s parks and gardens are starting to come into full bloom, always a highlight … Read More

Take the Family on an Adventure in Central Alberta

Spring has sprung and that means summer is just around the corner. With the sun not setting till much later in the evening there’s more time for you and your family to get out and explore Central Alberta’s adventurous side. Round up the kids, jump in the car, and set off on an exciting adventure in Central Alberta. Let’s get … Read More