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

Local Recommendations: Races to Test Your Toughness

Red Deer - Test Your Toughness

Red Deer is the ideal place to test your mettle and see what you’re really made of. In the process, you’ll find true adventure, have a fun time and feel a sense of accomplishment for stepping outside your comfort zone and challenging yourself. Red Deer is home to the trifecta of ways to test your toughness: Mud Hero Alberta Saturday … 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.

Your February Guide to Red Deer

Westerner Park | Red Deer

What’s happening in Red Deer in February? We’re glad you asked… At the Westerner Come out to Red Deer’s Premier Pet Fest Saturday February 10th, 10am to 6pm and Sunday February 11th, 10am to 5pm. Various venders, demonstrations, giveaways, Super dog talent search and performances from the world renowned Presidents Choice Super Dogs are in store for a fun filled … Read More

Are We There Yet?

Circus World Centre Fest

For many Canadians, road tripping is the ultimate holiday and Red Deer region has a lot to offer to those who want to get behind the wheel and explore. We admit it. Red Deer’s Gasoline Alley is a great stop for road trippers. But if that’s all visitors see of this vibrant part of Alberta, they are really missing out. … Read More

4 awesome reasons to attend Westerner Days this July 19th-23rd, 2017

Westerner Days 2017 Red Deer

Central Alberta is getting set to come together in celebration July 19th-23rd at the 2017 Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. We want to see you there too! From a great Early Bird Special to amazing Canadian performances, we’ve put together a list of reasons why you should join the fun…

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

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

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 has 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, his popular event and why they are a natural fit. Gospel fan favourites Every July, families travel from across the continent – coming from as far away as Florida, … 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

Welcome Home: Westerner Park and the Central Alberta Home Show

Red Deer Home Show

Each year the Canadian Home Builders Association – Central Alberta, hosts the Red Deer Home Show at Westerner Park. We sat down with CHBA’s event coordinator, Joan Fahey, to talk about the 38th annual show coming up in the spring. Spring homecoming In March, Westerner Park will welcome home the 38th annual Red Deer Home Show. The show brings together award-winning builders, … Read More

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

Red Deer Rebels 25 Years

The Red Deer Rebels commemorated their 25th season in the Western Hockey League in 2017, and they had 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

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

5 Unique Facts about the Village of Alix

Alix Wagon Wheel Museum

Alix is a village in Central Alberta with a big appetite for adventure. It’s a quaint beauty of a neighbourhood and its mascot happens to be an alligator. If you’re a fan of staying active, Alix is certainly calling for a visit with its variety of sports offerings. Here’s five facts you probably didn’t know about Alix, Alberta. Alix was … 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