12 ways to Visit Red Deer this winter

Red Deer Winter Fun

Love the winter weather? Want to get out more this winter? Here are some things we recommend: 1) Get out and stretch your legs by exploring Red Deer’s beautiful Trail System! 2) Plan an awesome date. Enjoy a wonderful winter night sleigh ride and romantic dinner at Heritage Ranch. 3) Hit the slopes at Albert’s largest non-mountain resort – Canyon Ski … Read More

Holiday Shopping at Parkland Mall

You need more hours in a day to get through your really long “nice” list this year – lucky for you, holiday hours are on at Parkland Mall, so you can shop Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 9:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm. Here are four more jolly reasons to bring your holidays to Parkland Mall this year. Parkland Mall can … Read More

Four of Red Deer’s spookiest scenes

To celebrate October, the month of fear – we have gathered four ways to meet spooky spirits in Red Deer. Take a daylight history tour as told by the ghosts who lived it and spend a spooky family night with the whole ghoulish gang. Or outrun zombies through the trees and risk a midnight walk through your worst nightmares brought to life. Downtown ghost hunt Downtown Red Deer is scattered … Read More

Five intriguing answers from Red Deer’s history experts

If you want to know about Red Deer history – just ask an archivist. The Red Deer & District Archives is the official repository for city records of all kinds and it’s where inquisitive citizens research Red Deer’s historic places, trailblazing pioneers, community happenings, even famous runaway piggies and 100-year-old candy recipes. We asked our local history experts five curious … Read More

Six ways to whoop up a weekend in Ponoka

You get away to the country for the big open sky, farm fresh food, living history and warm welcoming communities. You’ll find all of this in Ponoka – plus a huge Stampede, championship golf and plenty of space to play. Here are six ways to spend a real good weekend in Ponoka – just 40 minutes north of Red Deer. … Read More

Unwind in the friendly Village of Alix

The Village of Alix is just over half an hour NE from Red Deer – it’s full of country charm and friendly folks. Here are five ways to unwind a weekend in this lovely rural village. One: Visit the museum Start outside the Wagon Wheel Museum at the local heritage mural to get a sneak peek at the region’s history … Read More

Dude’s guide to shopping in Downtown Red Deer

How to treat your lady to a shopping day in downtown Red Deer in four easy steps. Step 1: have coffee, step 2: shop, step 3: couple’s massage, step 4: a nice steak dinner. Bam. You sir, just scored major points – maybe you should stay over at a downtown hotel, and well, you don’t need my help there. Step … Read More


Consummate collectors, dedicated decorators, and hunters of history have numerous options in central Alberta when embarking on a day of antiques shopping. Visitors can attend farm, household or estate auctions, run by a number of local auction houses.  Farm sales especially, can be a lot of fun; mingling with the locals, enjoying the countryside, eating homemade pie, excavating pioneer keepsakes … Read More

23rd Annual Zed Haunted House – It’s a Scream

Come face to fang with your living nightmares at the Zed Haunted House (Oct 18– 31) in support of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer. You’re never alone in the dark As you snuggle into your fluffy bed in your coziest jimjams, horrors gather just a few blocks away. Mobs of brain-chomping zombies stumble out of the damp … Read More

Rockin’ in Red Deer – Three of Red Deer’s best live music venues

You’ve practiced your stand-up air drums long enough now – it’s time to show off your impeccable technique at a real live show this weekend. Here are three great places to rock your socks off in Red Deer. Funky beats at The Vat Consistently voted Red Deer’s #1 live music venue (for like 13 years now), The Vat Pub has … Read More

Top Ten Red Deer Experiences

If you were on a flight back home and a tourist seated beside you asked what the Top 10 Experiences are while visiting Red Deer, what would you say? Here is our first go at ten amazing attractions in Red Deer – we’d love to hear yours!  Hear a loon, at dusk, on McKenzie Trail “McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is a … Read More

A night with the Red Deer Belladonnas

My sister and I grab a brew and a dog and snag seats in the riser behind the plexiglass. The very brave have set their lawn chairs in the primo spots down by the track, but Mish and I (being newbies) are not so fearless. The whistle blows one, two, three times and girls in fishnets, short shorts and elbow … Read More