Painting inside Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.


Experience the rich history of Red Deer and Central Alberta through the many museums and heritage sites.

Group of mountain bikers hitting the jumps on a beautiful blue sky summer day.
Lacombe Flat Iron Building Museum artifacts.

Experience Arts & Culture

Dive into the past and learn about the fascinating heritage of Red Deer and the surrounding area. Learn about the people and explore the places that have helped shape our community. Red Deer has plenty of opportunities to learn about the past, Fort Normandeau sets the stage to bring the early history of Red Deer to life. Join them for programs, exhibits and seasonal special events. A heritage garden, poultry yard and teepees are set up for public enjoyment.

Make the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) your next stop when exploring our city! Whether you create your own masterpiece through an art program, or take in a world class touring exhibit. Learn how truly remarkable Red Deer is through the history exhibit, the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is not only telling the story of Red Deer, they want to help you write yours!

Bower ponds on a beautiful summer day.

Experience our history

The Cronquist House is a famous landmark of Red Deer, this historic Victorian House was built in 1912 by Swedish immigrants Emmanuel & Hilda Cronquist. To avoid being demolished, the House was moved in 1976 to its current location at Bower Ponds. Kerry Wood Nature Centre is a year-round home for natural history and environmental education with exhibits, demonstrations, events, programs and Alberta’s first nature playground. Since 1924, the Sanctuary has been protected as a federal migratory bird sanctuary.

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