Beautiful summer aerial shot of Red Deer's river valley.

MEdia & News

Find out what's happening in the Tourism Industry in Red Deer and Central Alberta.

Latest News:

Tourism Red Deer is Recruiting Nominees for the Board of Directors

Tourism Red Deer is recruiting five board members for vacant positions on our Board of Directors. To maintain diverse tourism representation, candidates may be considered from the following industries for the 2023 – 2025 term:

·       Westerner Park

·       Downtown Business Association

·       Indigenous Tourism

·       Tourism and Hospitality Services

·       Transportation

·       Attraction

·       Public Member

If you are interested in joining the Tourism Red Deer Board of Directors, please complete the following Nomination Form. Submit the completed form to Nancy Paish at by April 12, 2023. Please contact Nancy if you have any questions.

Tourism Red Deer Board Nomination Form [Click to download]

Tourism Red Deer Business Plan

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Tourism Red Deer Board of Directors

The Tourism Red Deer Board of Directors are the support of the organization. They focus on the long-term strategic direction, mission, and goals of Tourism Red Deer. They are a governance board that develops policies and procedures based on principles of sustainability, visitor experience, industry member value, marketing, and destination development.

At Tourism Red Deer we are a collective voice of a strong and diverse tourism community and lead the development of authentic experiences. We drive destination development, create awareness and promote regional collaboration to enhance the visitor experience.

The Board of Directors supports the Executive Director through strategic leadership and insight to ensure Tourism Red Deer can continue to provide leadership for the tourism industry and develop experiences for the visitors within our region.

Meet our 2022-2023 Board of Directors:

Nancy Paish, Board Chair

Chris Windrim, Vice Chair

Sandra Badry, Treasurer

Kimberley Worthington, Secretary

Vesna Higham, Director

Doug Boss, Director

Jonathan Strome, Director

Rob Ironside, Director

March 30, 2021

Major Event Strategy & Destination Development Framework

The Red Deer Major Event Strategy and Destination Development Framework was developed to help position Red Deer as a premier tourism and event destination in Canada.

Approved by City Council in 2021, the strategy recommends a collaborative model. It outlines a single point of contact for major events and offers a vision to align destination development with major event attraction. Tourism Red Deer was identified as that single point of contact and is working closely with The City in development of a business plan for this opportunity. Click here for more information.

Media: Bring The Story Alive

Red Deer is in the centre of it all, halfway between Calgary and Edmonton, Red Deer is young, vibrant and growing fast with a median age under 35 years. Residents and visitors alike enjoy exploring more than 110 km of trails that traverse the Waskasoo Park System, participating or watching sports in top notch facilities, discovering unique attractions and attending a variety of cultural events.

Red Deer makes a great home base for experiencing the delights of Central Alberta. Red Deer is one of the fastest growing and most vibrant regions of Canada with strong agricultural roots and values and plenty of unique stories just waiting to be told.

We invite you to share our story in your own way and we’re here to help you get the message out. We can provide information, story ideas, high resolution images, contacts, and just about anything else you might need.

Contact Us

If you need more information or you’d like to arrange a media visit, please contact or call 403-346-0180.

A young family enjoying a summer meal at the DNA Gardens in Red Deer.
A young family enjoying a summer meal at the DNA Gardens in Red Deer.

Become a Member

Tourism Red Deer can connect you with new customers, assist with experience and itinerary development, expand your marketing reach, produce digital assets and provide access to industry resources to support business growth. Members also have exclusive access to a variety of tools to leverage marketing dollars.

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