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>>
COVID-19 Resources for Red Deer Tourism Industry Members & Businesses
Restrictions on Gatherings
The Government of Alberta has restricted gatherings to protect Albertans’ health and limit the spread of COVID-19. No gathering of more than 15 people is allowed in one indoor or outdoor location. Gathering restrictions also apply to all major summer events and festivals in Alberta.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Travel Alberta COVID-19 Updates for Industry
Travel Alberta is working closely with the Government of Alberta, Destination Canada and Alberta destination organizations to monitor the COVID-19 situation and share relevant information. They are working diligently to provide the industry with valuable tools and resources to navigate this difficult time for tourism in our province and all of Canada.
Support for Artists and Freelancers
COVID-19 has devastated the Canadian arts community with cancelled performances, halted film productions, and postponed book launches. Support is out there for the arts community, CBC has put together a continuously updated list of resources for artists and freelancers.
Things That Are Open - Online Directory
A website and marketing campaign launched with support from Big 105, 106.7 The Drive, and rdnewsNOW to help promote businesses and organizations in Central Alberta who have adjusted the way they normally operate to remain open-for-business during this time. You can add your business to their directory for free.
Other Helpful Resources & Webinars
- City of Red Deer's COVID-19 update hub
- Travel Alberta's COVID-19 update hub
- Government of Alberta COVID-19 update hub
- Government of Canada COVID-19 update hub
- World Health Organization COVID-19 update hub
- Destination Canada COVID-19 update hub
- Restaurants Canada COVID-19 update hub
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.
Industry Engagement Opportunities
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.
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.
Canada’s West Marketplace
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.