CFR Ready Countdown: #8 Take a Country Drive

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area.

Red Deer County has agriculture as its backbone. Visitors are welcomed at many area farms where you can get eggs, honey, fruit, meat, preserves, and cheese right from the farm gate or at a farmer’s market. Great attractions like U-Pick farms, corn mazes, sunflower mazes, greenhouses, antique shops, and museums dot the peaceful countryside.

Holmehus Antiques and the Farm with the Good Food

Turn off Hwy 2 at Hwy 11A to Sylvan Lake
Watch for the Holmehus signs for Range Road 282
Call (403) 347-1560 for hours

If you are looking for fine antiques and farm fresh food it is worth a trip to the country just west
of Red Deer on the way to Sylvan Lake to Holmehus Antiques.

Sylvan Star Cheese

39008 Range Road 10, Red Deer County
Located 10 mins west of Red Deer just off Hwy 11A
(403) 340-1560
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Just outside of Red Deer is Sylvan Star Cheese, a dairy farm that offers award-winning Gouda, and it’s lactose-free!

Snake Lake Brewing

26 Industrial Dr, Sylvan Lake
(403) 505-3349
Monday to Thursday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hardworking and easy drinking, Snake Lake Brewing is one of the new kids on the block with their brewery and taproom in Sylvan Lake.

Discovery Wildlife Park

5400 42 Ave, Innisfail
(403) 227-3211
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Meet Nessa and Lupe, Discovery’s two black orphan wolves, in person! Take a 15 minute walk with them accompanied by our zookeepers and learn their story. You may take as many photos as you like, ask the keepers questions about the wolves and enjoy being part of the wolves’ life just for a while! This walk is for up to 4 people at a time and must be booked in advance. Call them to book your wolf walk!

Up for Lunch or Coffee?

Stop in at Lokal Kitchen for their fresh dishes with a Korean spin where all meals are prepared with the utmost care in ingredients. They are famous of their Korean BBQ and crispy chicken. If you’re in the mood for a latte then visit Timber Coffee Co. This coffee shop is a place a non-profit shop under Central Alberta Youth Unlimited existing to bless the people and youth of Sylvan Lake.

Featured image courtesy of Snake Lake Brewing