After Hours

Beyond Great Facilities

We understand that the success of an event goes beyond having great facilities. Having excellent pre and post activities, a convenient and easily accessible location, great after hours things to do, as well as planning and hosting support go a long way towards creating a successful event. Red Deer provides all of these things and more!

Evening Ideas

The event details have been planned, location confirmed, event profile created and now there’s questions coming in on what events have been planned for the evening. Don’t sweat it. Here are some great things to do in the evening that can be slipped into your events package details.

  • To The Lost introduces hand made drinks in a league of their own. The bartenders take pride crafting drinks whilst bringing back the art and profession of bartending.
  • Trouble Monk Brewery is one of many family-run breweries new to the craft beer scene.
  • Red Deer’s Downtown has shops and events that are always changing. See link blow to get detailed information.
  • Looking for music and food? Get it all in one place at The Hideout Eats & Beats.
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Before & After Conference Itineraries

Event Services is an integral part of the planning process. Put our team to work helping you coordinate pre and post options as well as spousal and delegate programming. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Cooking Classes

Holiday Inn South (Chef David from Holiday Inn South)

Some of the highlights of Chef Emmanuel’s career have included preparing a state dinner for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, opening his own restaurant in west Edmonton, and participating in top-level international culinary competitions for both Culinary Team Canada and Culinary Team Alberta.

Executive Chef Emmanuel David was born in Grenada. After his arrival in Canada, he attended college in Montreal, moving west to Regina in 1982. Since then, Chef Emmanuel has steadily gained recognition for his talents, working in kitchens across North America and competing in numerous national and international culinary competitions.

Chef Emmanuel is well known for his impressive competitive career. Since he first stepped into the culinary arena, Chef Emmanuel has been awarded eight individual gold medals in provincial culinary competitions. Internationally, Chef Emmanuel has won three individual gold medals, and one team silver medal as part of Culinary Team Canada and one individual silver medal and one team silver medal as part of the renowned Culinary Team Alberta.

Phone: 403-314-2583

Cooking Room

From holiday parties to corporate team building events and private dinner parties, our doors are open. Let us develop a customized program centered on your group’s needs.

Location: 500, 3020 22nd Street
Phone: 403-872-2855

Troubled Monk

Home brewing brothers turned full-fledged beer makers Charlie and Graeme Bredo officially launched Troubled Monk in June of 2015, turning their passion for great beer into a business that we can all enjoy. Troubled Monk is a great little gem in Red Deer and not something to be overlooked. Dealing in manly tall cans, casks, growlers and kegs these beer-making brothers have a gift for barely and hops and are sharing it with the entirety of Central Alberta.

Location: Unit 1, 5551 45 St.
Phone: 403-348-2378

Coco Lady

Our Private Chocolate Parties have been a huge hit with Chocolate Lovers. Choose from the parties you see here or contact us if you have your own idea! A $100 deposit is required to reserve your party date. Attendees will pay individually when they arrive at the store the day of the party and your $100 deposit will be refunded back to you at that time.

Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut
Location: #21, Village Mall, 6320 – 50 Ave.
Phone: 403-343-0181

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Lobby/Reception area holds approx 200 cocktail style reception.  There are onsite tables and chairs for Lobby seating up to 50 people, however the Lobby can seat up to 100 if additional seating is arranged. Museum will coordinate Amazing Race Challenges etc.

Phone: 403-341-8614

Heritage Ranch – Ranch Tracker

Experience the thrill of being a fugitive. Shortly after you’re dropped off, we release the ranch tracker and the game is on. You have 1 hour to remain at large and capture all 4 flags. You are equipped with a map of the area, compass or if you prefer, a gps option is available. Can also do carriage rides.

Phone: 403-347-4977

Skydive Big Sky (Innisfail)

A complete skydive experience for both newcomers and expert jumpers alike. Focus is on skydiving safety and providing the ultimate parachuting experience to anyone visiting their facility. Discover the ultimate thrill of skydiving.


Collicutt Centre

Amenities – state-of-the-art facilities for you to enjoy. Play soccer or baseball, go rock climbing or swimming – all in the same place.

Phone: 403-358-7529

Outdoor Gyms

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or you have an established fitness routine, you can get a great workout at the outdoor gyms located along the trails and throughout the City. Really an adult outdoor playground each gym contains 12 double fitness machines selected to give a broad-based general workout.  A park bench is included at each of the sites to provide a convenient meeting place.


Location   Address
Victoria Park /Anders Allan Street / Ayers Drive
Oriole Park 5204 Kerrywood Drive
Barrett Park 4725 43 Street
Glendale Park Glendale Boulevard  /  Greig Drive
Primary Care Network Office 5136 47 Street
Bower Place 460 Barrett Drive
Mountview 4316 32 Street
Riverside Meadows 5616 Kerry Wood Drive
Rosedale 2 Rowland Street
Johnstone Crossing 105 Jenner Crescent

Kerry Wood Nature Centre / Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

Red Deer’s year-round home for natural history and environmental education. Exhibits, demonstrations, events, programs and Alberta’s first nature playground, the Nova Chemicals Imagination Grove ensures something for everyone.  Since 1924, the Sanctuary has been protected as a federal migratory bird sanctuary. 5 km of trails, a bird blind and viewing decks leads you to a variety of habitats.

Phone: 403-346-2010

Discovery Wildlife Park (Innisfail)

This 90 acre zoo provides a wildlife sanctuary for over 40 species of orphaned animals including monkeys, grizzly bears, jaguars, wolves, alligator, black bears, tigers, lions and camels. Daily educational animal presentations allow visitors to get up close to meet the animals and chat with the animal trainers.

Phone: 403-227-3211

Ellis Bird Farm

Located just 35 minutes northeast of Red Deer, Ellis Bird Farm is an excellent spot for bird watching. The farm has  extensive wetlands and hosts a large purple martin colony, a large collection of nestboxes and demonstration wildlife gardens, all connected with wheelchair-accessible paths.  Nature-based events and workshops are held throughout the summer season (May to September).

Phone: 403-885-4477

Pursuit Adventures

Explore Central Alberta and Western Canada with small group adventures. Discover the human and natural history of the David Thompson Corridor on our guided hikes and tours. Experience a day of skiing or snowshoeing in the majestic Rockies. Stop by our Adventure Centre in downtown Red Deer to plan your next adventure.


Color Me Mine

Tired of boring company meetings? Color Me Mine is a great way to add a little color to the organization. Create personalized dishes for the workplace. Stop using paper & plastic dishware and go green today!

Location: Suite 1a-2085 50 Ave.

Phone: 587-273-4386

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery

Make the MAG the next stop on your excursion into the heart of downtown Red Deer. See the new exhibition, Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland. Let historical Red Deerians be your guides and captivate you with stories of struggle, sacrifice and success that connect the Red Deer of yesterday to the diverse culture of today.

Phone: 403-309-8405

Getting Here

Located in a beautiful river valley parkland, midway between Calgary and Edmonton, along the Highway 2 corridor, Red Deer’s central location makes it an ideal place to host your Alberta event.

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Red Deer Experience Guide

Plan your next visit to the area with the Red Deer Visitors Guide!

What you will find:

  • Tourism Red Deer Services
  • Activities & Recreation
  • Arts & Culture
  • Shopping & Dining
  • Meetings and Accommodations
  • Great Trip Ideas and Red Deer Experiences

Download the Red Deer Visitors Guide (PDF 12.2MB)


Looking for More Activities!

Red Deer has so many opportunities for your attendees to enjoy their time outside of the meeting, conference, convention or tradeshow! With a unique and growing restaurant and nightlife scene, a wonderful collection of attractions, museums and sights to see, and an endless amount of trails and outdoor recreation spaces to discover – Red Deer offers visitors a chance to enjoy their time outside of meeting and conference hours.

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