Enjoy the serenity and splendour of the Red Deer River from the water! Whether paddling a canoe or kayak, power boating or floating the river in a tube or raft, Red Deer and Red Deer County boast beautiful areas in which to enjoy our waterways with a number of publicly accessible boat and canoe launches.

Red Deer

Kiwanis Park 

Boat launch with vehicle access
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Great West Adventure Park

Canoe launch with vehicle access
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Historic Fort Normandeau

Canoe launch with vehicle access
Open 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Waskasoo Crescent

Corner of 45 Avenue and 59 Street.
Canoe launch.

Mckenzie Trail North

Access to McKenzie Trail Recreation Area is from 55 Street; travel north on 45 Avenue until the road ends.
Canoe launch, no vehicle access, parking available.
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

River Bend Golf and Recreation Area

Located on 30 Avenue, just five kilometres north of 67 Street.
Boat launch with vehicle access.

25 Riverview Park

Canoe launch only, no vehicle access.
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Red Deer County

A-Soo-Wuh-Um Day Use Area 

Highway 592 west at Penhold.
Open May 15 to September 30.
Gate opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m.

Joffre Bridge Day Use Area 

Highway 11 east of Red Deer.
Open May 15 to September 30.
Gate opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 8:30 p.m.

Red Deer Visitors Guide

Travel Offers

20% Off Rentals at Bower Ponds Recreation – #explorereddeersbackyard Offer

Get outside and enjoy Red Deer’s beautiful Bower Ponds Recreation. Teach the kids how to canoe, cruise around on a Surrey Bike, go for a leisurely paddle boat ride, or try something new and walk on water in a water ball! This offer is great for family outings, dates, friends get togethers or just a special day out of the … Read More

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Free Admission at Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Admission is free, but welcome donations.  Come check out our exhibits, book ahead to enjoy your experience at the MAG. Starting September 19th, 2020 check out the exhibit “Anne Frank: A History for Today” the travelling exhibition “Anne Frank – A History for Today” tells the story of Anne Frank set against the background of the Holocaust. On display September … Read More

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