Trails

Central Alberta shines as a destination for trail lovers. Urban municipalities and local user groups have been working together through an organization called the Central Alberta Regional Trails Society to plan and build trails throughout Central Alberta. In Red Deer alone, there are more than 110 km or trails within the city. It was here in 1924 that Alberta’s first federal migratory bird sanctuary was established on almost 118 hectares of protected land within the city limits. Peaceful, scenic and easily accessible – visitors and locals alike enjoy our excellent hiking and walking trails.

Trails Experiences

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

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Trails Experiences

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Red Deer’s home for outdoor exploration. Besides being home to the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, you can use the trails situated nearby to enter Red Deer’s sprawling urban trail system.

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Pursuit Adventures

Pursuit Adventures

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Trails Experiences

Pursuit Adventures

Pursuit Adventures

Delivering a myriad of exciting tours and adventures, this group is the one to show you just what Red Deer has to offer when it comes to exploring its great outdoors.

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The City of Red Deer offers comprehensive information detailing hiking trails within the park system.

The trails behind Kerry Wood Nature Centre lead through the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, Canada’s oldest migratory bird sanctuary. Visitors can join a naturalist for a guided walk along the trails and slip behind a bird blind and get a closer look at the birds in the sanctuary.

Central Alberta is home to a young and active population. There are two hiking clubs that meet regularly for group hikes in Central Alberta and beyond. If you don’t like to hike alone, you can join the Red Deer Ramblers or the Central Alberta Mountain Club on a scheduled hike, presentation or training session.

Red Deer’s newest tour operator, Pursuit Adventures, can show visitors around the trails in Red Deer and delivers guided expeditions around Central Alberta and into Alberta’s West Country.