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

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

Red Deer’s Arts & Culture Scene

Red Deer Arts and Culture

Music is Life Music soothes the human soul and ignites our passions and creativity. It is a vehicle of expression and at its very best, it is an art form. Plato wrote, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” … Read More

Red Deer Loves the Rebels

Red Deer Loves Rebels Hockey

It isn’t hard to find a Red Deer Rebels fan in Central Alberta. They’re everywhere and for good reason. The Rebels finished 2nd in the Central Division of WHL and are pushing full steam ahead into this year’s MasterCard Memorial Cup. Canadian cities come alive when there’s a hockey championship on the line and Red Deer is no different. Fans … Read More

Let Us Entertain You: Westerner Park

Westerner Days

Westerner Park is Central Alberta’s largest convention, trade show, agriculture, entertainment and sports facility and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016. Since 1891, this facility has been at the heart of our community. Westerner Park is run by a not-for-profit organization supported by 50 staff and 150 volunteers who host over 1,500 events and 1.5 million visitors each year. “We strive to … Read More

Discovering Downtown Red Deer

Downtown Red Deer

Explore the culture of the heart of our city with a stroll along the pedestrian-friendly downtown streets. With outdoor patio dining, murals, festivals, art galleries, boutique shopping and an array of dining options, Red Deer’s downtown area has become a thriving neighbourhood that is a vibrant and dynamic part of the city. Cocktail Culture If you’re looking for a place to sip … Read More

Take the Detour and Visit Troubled Monk Brewery

Troubled Monk Brewery Red Deer Alberta

Some road trips take months of planning. Others are spur of the moment and only take a few minutes to slap together. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon when a few friends and I all piled into my car and decided to head down to Red Deer, Alberta for a beer. The drive from Edmonton to Red Deer is a … Read More

Memorial Cup Visitors, Here’s 9 Local Things To Do

Things to do in Red Deer

Coming in from out of province or out of town for the Memorial Cup? It’s always nice to find that local gem. And if you’re traveling to Red Deer, Alberta this May for the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup you’ll not only want to take in some of the best hockey this country has to offer but also the local flare. You … Read More

What Are You Doing for New Year’s Eve Red Deer?


Now that all the Christmas plans you’ve spent the last couple of weeks on are all rolling into place and everything is going to smoothly, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do for New Year’s Eve. For some it’s one of the biggest parties of the year filled with noise makers and party hats and for … Read More

Central Alberta: Full of Amazing Communities

Blackfalds winter

Change it up and get out of town for the weekend. Central Alberta is host to a number of communities with rich culture, dedication to sport and recreation, and unique shopping and dining experiences to share. Join the bustling atmosphere and sense of adventure found in Red Deer County and Central Alberta and get out of town for a weekend … Read More

7 Central Alberta Experience Gifts

Ranch Tracker

Carriage Date Night – This package also runs year-round at Heritage Ranch. In the spring and summer you enjoy a romantic private carriage ride; in the winter you get a private sleigh ride. Following your ride, you are treated to an amazing 3 course gourmet dinner for two, a bottle of fine wine (or the beverage of your choice). A long stem rose … Read More

Your Holiday Shopping Guide to Downtown Red Deer

Downtown Red Deer

Most of us can agree that Christmas is a beautiful time of year – most of us won’t argue against that anyways. But to be honest it can also be a pretty stressful time of year, especially when you have a million things to do and even more people to see. We haven’t even gotten to the last minute shopping … Read More

5 Ways to Enjoy a Girls Weekend in Red Deer

The Float Shack

Who couldn’t use a weekend away, right? Located right in between Edmonton and Calgary, Red Deer offers the perfect meeting place for you and your ladies to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing shopping and spa weekend away. Here are 5 ways to enjoy a girls weekend in Red Deer, Alberta. So call up the ladies because here’s five things to … Read More

Family Daytripping to Alix

Moonwalkers Play Centre

East of Red Deer, there is a village that has been blessed with a wealth of recreation, beauty, and the town’s mascot your everyday, friendly Alix-gator. The Village of Alix is a thriving village that is full of opportunities for visitors, homeowners, and businesses alike. A progressive and growing community Alix is host to over 25 local businesses that offer … Read More

Run Away to Red Deer

Red Deer CentreFest 2015

If your family would like to run away and join the circus, you don’t have to travel far. Circus World at Red Deer’s annual CentreFest festival provides two days of free circus training from professional performers. Kids learn how to juggle, walk a tight rope, walk on stilts and ride a unicycle – important skills if they aspire to a career in the Cirque du Soleil and … Read More

There’s always something going on at Westerner Park

Westerner Days 2014

If you are looking for “Your Destination for Celebration”, look no further – Westerner Park has all you need to host or attend an event in Red Deer! Located off of Highway 2A in Red Deer, Westerner Park hosts more than 1,500 events and over 1.5 million visitors per year!  This 320 acre property features a large park and green … Read More

Discover Ponoka this summer

Visit Ponoka

Howdy, partner!  If you’re looking for somewhere to “Cowboy Up”, Ponoka is the place to visit!  This town may be home to the Ponoka Stampede and the World’s Largest Bucking Saddle Bronc Horse and Rider, but there are many other things to see and do here. Ponoka, which means “elk” in Blackfoot, is located at the junction of Highway 2A … Read More

2015 Esso Cup

2015 Esso Cup Red Deer

The 2015 Esso Cup – Canada’s National Female Midget Hockey Championship is happening right now in Red Deer. In this championship tournament, Red Deer welcomes five regional teams from across Canada. Over one hundred teams began the competition, with 6 teams remaining in the final days of the Esso Cup. The Red Deer Chiefs proudly serve as the host team … Read More