Extreme Cheapskate

Contact Us

Vicky Loughlin, Marketing & Communications Manager
Tourism Red Deer
101-4200 Hwy 2
Red Deer, AB, T4N 1E3
Email: vicky@tourismreddeer.com
Ph:403.346.0180 ext. 3
Fax: 403.346.5081

A city escape with cosmopolitan pleasures such as shopping, dining, festivals, activities and attractions awaits visitors to Central Alberta. And the best part? You don’t need to break the bank to have a good time in budget-friendly Red Deer. In Alberta’s third largest city you can do more with less.


Alberta`s third largest city has cosmopolitan delights at a much smaller price than can be found in its two biggest cities. Hotels cost less, dining is less costly and there are countless free activities and events to enjoy.

Family Fun

Families who take a break in Red Deer area can enjoy a myriad of free family-friendly activities like hitting the beach at Sylvan Lake, river tubing at Discovery Canyon, cycling on an extensive trail system or visiting a real RCMP dog training facility.

Free Festival Fun

Whether they are salsa dancing at the Latin Festival, enjoying a street performance at Centrefest, watching a Shakespearean play, whooping it up at Westerner Days or enjoying a free concert on a Sunday afternoon, visitors can find plenty of free festivals and events to enjoy in Red Deer.

Free or By Donation Attractions

There are tons of free or by donation attractions to enjoy in the Red Deer region and many are completely unique to this region. A few examples include: Sunnybrook Farm Museum, Fort Normandeau Historic Site, the Norwegian Laft Hus, the Danish Canadian Museum, Markerville Creamery, Stephansson House, Dickson Store and Ellis Bird Farm.

Bring This Story to Life

It doesn’t get any cheaper than this – come stay and play as our guest. Contact Vicky Loughlin for more information.

Image: Discovery Canyon, Red Deer