2018 Winter Season Openings

Some shy away from the cold, but here in Red Deer we embrace it. Whether you love the cold or may be warming up to the idea of if, we love inviting visitors to experience Central Alberta at its coolest.

Pursuit Adventures

Winter tours start November 2nd
Discover the magic of winter. Play in the snow, catch up with friends and make the most out of this amazing season. In case you were wondering, we love winter! Try an evening of snowshoeing in the city or join us for a full or half day tour exploring David Thompson Country, from the ice bubbles to frozen waterfalls and canyons. Our small group size allows us to be flexible while on tour and to slow down to enjoy the journey. We take care of all the logistics, transportation, equipment and lunch so that all you have to do is enjoy the breathtaking destinations Central Alberta has to offer. Departures from Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Nordegg and Abraham Lake are available on most adventures.

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Exemplars of the Feminine
November 3rd – January 6th
Matt Gould has created abstracted portraits of women based on words and artifacts supplied by them. When seen in assembly, these columns are reminiscent of trees in a clearing, maypoles or memorials, each reflecting the nature and personality of the subjects.

Canyon Ski Resort

38433 Range Rd 264A
Scheduled to open November 11th

With 70 acres of skiable terrain, 18 runs and 6 lifts, Canyon is the best thing to do in Red Deer in the winter! The resort offers a Terrain Park, Super Pipe, Snow Tube Park, a rustic lodge, cafeteria and cozy lounge. A day at Canyon is sure to be fun for everyone. Canyon‘s vast snow-making system which covers 95% of the area gives you a jump on the season and ensures great conditions throughout the winter.

Parkland Garden Centre Craft and Market Sales

November 10th, 17th & 24th
December 1st, 8th & 15th
Parkland Garden Centre, 26554 Hwy 11
Parkland Garden’s Craft and Market sales provide local craftspeople the opportunity to showcase their handmade crafts, art and foods and offer them to customers in time for Christmas. It’s a great time to come out and purchase that unique, handmade gift that you have been looking for this season. Admission is free but a donation to the Red Deer Food Bank is appreciated.

Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer

Central Alberta gets a little cold during the winter months, do you’ll probably need a place to stay while checking out all the winter season has to offer. The Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer offers a comfortable place to shelter yourself from the cold. Their helpful staff are full of local knowledge, so you’ll know where to grab the best dinner after a day of adventure. Contact Ted at ted@qualityinnreddeer.com to make sure you’re in the know on all the Red Deer winter fun.

Image courtesy of Pursuit Adventures