Man holding dog in front of horse statue in Red Deer.

Heritage

Experience the history and heritage of Red Deer through the downtown walking tours, heritage home tours, and the Red Deer Archives!

Group of mountain bikers hitting the jumps on a beautiful blue sky summer day.
Ghost Gailbraith at night.

Experience Arts & Culture

The heritage tours help to tell the story of our communities vibrant heritage. Choose one or all of the tours that guide you through our beautiful downtown. Learn about the people and explore the places that have helped shape our community. Experience the history and heritage of Red Deer through the downtown walking tours, heritage home tours, and the Red Deer Archives. The heritage tours help to tell the story of our communities vibrant history. Choose one or all of the tours that guide you through our beautiful downtown. Learn about the people and explore the places that have helped shape our community.  

Bower ponds on a beautiful summer day.

Walking Tours

The walking tours are a great way to learn about the history of Red Deer, and they help to tell the story of our community’s vibrant heritage. Red Deerians and visitors alike can choose to go on one or all of the tours, which will guide you through the city’s downtown core. The Ghost Collection tour takes people to visit 10 life-sized bronze ghosts scattered throughout the downtown. Get to know the citizens and animals that inspired these ghosts, and learn about the lasting impact they’ve had on the community.

The Saturday in the City tour shares the stories of Gaetz Avenue, or Little Gaetz, which was once one of the busiest streets and a major shopping destination in the city. The First Impressions of Red Deer tour gives a visitor's view of what Red Deer looked like in its early days. The Red Deer War Memorial Heritage Tour commemorates those from Red Deer and District who served in the Boer War, First and Second World Wars, the Korean War and peace-keeping missions.



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