Quaint Places in Red Deer’s Backyard

To come to Red Deer and the surrounding communities is to visit an area filled with history, interesting people, memorable experiences, and yes, quaint places. Tea houses like the Cronquist House or maybe a unique store like the Country Cupboard, or buildings like the Old Canadian Pacific Railway Station. Architectural jewels that perhaps you have not thought about for a … Read More

Safety on the Trails

Red Deer is lucky to have an abundance of beautiful parks and trails over 110 km, enabling Red Deerians and visitors to enjoy the outdoors, with a multitude of recreational opportunities, from hiking to biking. While out on the trails, you do need to think about your safety, as well as others. Red Deer’s Waskasoo Trails continue to get busier … Read More

Fall colours! #ExploreRedDeersBackyard

Vew of Blindman River Valley

September, with it’s cooler temperatures and the changing colours are one of our favourite times of the year. From Dry Island Buffalo Jump to Lacombe and in between, going for a drive and exploring adds colour to your day. Red Deer’s own Waskasoo Park is a year-round park, but the colours in the fall are tremendous. If you are biking, … Read More

Six Fun Ways to Explore Red Deer’s Backyard this Weekend

The weekend is coming, and its time for us to think about some of the numerous things there are to do as we Explore Red Deer’s Backyard The Town of Penhold is kicking off the weekend with their Fall Festival, and even though there won’t be a midway, fair food will be on hand with their Grab & Go Food … Read More

Ten places to celebrate Le Cheeseburger Week


Le Burger Week was imagined back in 2011 after a heated debate about where to get the best burger in Montreal. Nine years later, they have changed the name for 2020 to Le Cheese Burger Week, and it has spread across Canada and the world. Red Deer and area have some fantastic restaurants that offer tasty cheeseburgers. Starting with Red … Read More

Twelve things to celebrate the September Long Weekend

DNA Gardens

It’s the long weekend, the last of the summer, so let’s gather together and see what’s happening as we Explore Red Deer’s Back Yard.   Here is a list of some of the great things you can do to make this long weekend memorable, and don’t forget to check out the deals and specials listed on visitreddeer.com. SOLD OUT! – To … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer: September 2020

Red Deer Music Entertainment Downtown

Fun Days Grandparents Day – September 8 Grandparents Day serves to honour and recognize the contributions of grandparents in our lives. Grandparents are a society that ties families to their pasts that pass on essential values, beliefs and ideals to future generations. Their wisdom and love are recognized every year on the first Saturday after Labour Day. In Red Deer, … Read More

Dog Days of Summer

Couple and their Dog

For our dog lovers out there, we can’t think of anything better than going for a walk, a drive or better yet visit your local patio here in Red Deer with your favourite canine companion. Who wants to leave them at home when you can enjoy a beer or two and a bowl full of water for your dog on … Read More

What to Do in a Covid Summer here in Red Deer

Summer is here and for those staying home we have some great ways you can enjoy yourself. Outdoor Recreation Our trails are a great place to start, with more than 110 kilometers of soft and hard surface trails, you will have no problem biking, hiking or simply going for a walk as you discover the beautiful parks that connect. The … Read More

12 Great Things for Teens to do in and around Red Deer

Paddle Board

If you are looking for something for your tween or teen to do, check out these attractions: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame – has over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space including a multisport area with virtual baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. Also included is a Treadwall climbing wall, 200-meter wheelchair challenge and so much more. Bower Ponds Recreation … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer: August 2020

Cronquist House Red Deer

August is Family Fun Month and to celebrate here are 8 enjoyable activities that you and your family can create to make this summer extra special. Explore the Waskasoo Park Trails System Red Deer has over 100 km of easily accessible, paved, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails connecting park users to beautiful green areas and park attractions. Kraay Family … Read More

7 Places to Walk, Hike, or Bike in Red Deer

Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural areas are well known throughout Alberta with over 100 km of amazing trails connecting users to green spaces and park attractions. Pack a few snacks or a picnic lunch and stop at one of the many day use areas along the way, sip a coffee while the kids play on one of the playground, … Read More

5 Great Campsites In and Around Red Deer

Albertans are tough. We endure long and cold winters only to enjoy the heck out of our summers and Red Deer is one of the best locations in the province to do it. Red Deer offers plenty of natural escapes for camping, some within the comfort of city limits and others deep in the backcountry bush. If you’re keen on … Read More

7 Spots for a Picnic in Red Deer

Grab your checkered blanket and get ready summer! 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 bench or that great shady spot … Read More