About Tourism Red Deer

Tourism Red Deer is a membership organization and operates under a fee-for-service agreement with The City of Red Deer and Red Deer County. The organization was established in 1987 resulting from a cooperative effort of The City’s Economic Development department, City Council and the tourism industry. Read More>>

Update on COVID-19 in Alberta

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Alberta has implemented new public health restrictions.

See the current restrictions on mass gatherings >

The City of Red Deer's COVID-19 resources for business

The City of Red Deer is committed to supporting our business community during this uncertain and difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that businesses are facing a variety of evolving challenges and understand that finding the correct solutions can be difficult. Due to this, we have created a business resource page to help you more easily navigate to the best solution for you. We will continue to update our resource page as information becomes available.

See City of Red Deer's  COVID-19 Resources for Businesses >

Please feel free to contact the City of Red Deer with any questions about your business related to the current state of emergency that are not answered on the resource page.  You can reach the City of Red Deer at 403-342-8106 or via email at econdev@reddeer.ca.

Information for businesses on utility payment deferral

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Albertans may experience financial hardship. To help your organize support clients with utility-related issues, the Utilities Consumer Advocate would like to share some valuable information and resources.
Utility payment deferral
Albertans no longer able to make regular utility payments as a result of COVID-19 can work with their utility company to defer all or part of their electricity and natural gas bills until June 19, 2020 – without any late fees or added interest payments. 

Learn more about utility payment deferment >

Destination Canada's webinar update

Destination Canada and Tourism Industry Association of Canada hosted a webinar on April 1, 2020, with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages; Ben Cowan-Dewar, Chair of the Board, Destination Canada; and Charlotte Bell, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

Access & watch the webinar >

Updating events on Tourism Red Deer's website

As an industry, we understand the developing circumstances will result in event changes, postponements and cancellations locally. We ask that event organizers please submit event cancellations through the form below.

Request to update your event information on our website >

Other Helpful Resources for Industry Members

Tourism Joint Venture
2019 – 2022

In 2019, Tourism Red Deer has been participating in a collaborative process with The City of Red Deer, to create the “Tourism Joint Venture”.

This document builds on the Destination Management Plan that was created in 2015, which identified the visitor experience as the main focus of tourism in the central Alberta Region.

Download the Tourism Joint Venture Document >

Industry Engagement Opportunities & News

2020 Partnership Opportunities

Tourism Red Deer can connect you with new customers, assist with experience and itinerary development, expand your marketing reach, and provide access to industry resources to support business growth.

Partners also have exclusive access to a variety of tools to leverage marketing dollars.

City of Red Deer’s Downtown Economic Incentives

The City of Red Deer is working to ensure Red Deer has a strong, dynamic economy, fostered by entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Downtown Economic Incentives Program offers 5 rebates/grant opportunities to businesses owners and developers located in the Greater Downtown Area.

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Lights, camera, action: New film credit launched

Alberta’s film industry will be able to attract more productions and opportunities with the launch of the new Film and Television Tax Credit program.

See The Announcement
Canada’s West Marketplace
(CWM) Scholarship

Travel Alberta’s Canada’s West Marketplace Scholarship Program supports Alberta-based tourism businesses offering export-ready products or services by providing financial support and coaching to attend the annual Canada’s West Marketplace.

They encourage export-ready, Alberta-based tourism operators to review the criteria to see if this program can help you grow your business.

Learn More

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