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Jul 6

Guide to the Canyon Coaster in Red Deer!

Learn more and experience an exhilarating journey aboard the Canyon Coaster, Alberta's first and only alpine coaster!

Guide to the Canyon Coaster in Red Deer


Address: 38433 Range Road 264A, Red Deer County, AB

Experience the exhilarating thrill of riding the Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort in Red Deer, as you glide along the luge track, navigating through ski slopes and forest trails. This exciting coaster spans an impressive length of over 1300 meters and offers an incredible vertical drop of 440 feet. The attraction officially opened on Friday, August 5, 2022, making it Alberta’s first and only Alpine Coaster.

But that's not all! This summer, Canyon Ski Resort has added another exciting feature: the longest summer tubing slide in Western Canada! The slide boasts two tube lanes, each spanning 453 feet, and is made from slippery Neveplast material, enhancing the thrill and enjoyment. It's a perfect activity for the whole family, providing fun for everyone. To access the slide and purchase tickets, simply visit the ticket booth located in the upper village of the resort.

Get ready for an action-packed summer at Canyon Ski Resort, where adventure awaits! 

Location and Opening Hours

Visit the Canyon Ski Resort, located at 38433 Range Road 264A in Red Deer County, just northeast of Red Deer. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information about the operating hours for the Canyon Coaster, it is recommended to visit the official website of the resort or contact their customer service directly. They will provide you with the latest details on hours of operation, opening days, and any additional information you may need. Stay informed by checking their website or reaching out to the resort for the most current updates.

Attractions and Amenities

Visit the Upper Village at Canyon Ski Resort to have access to their full ticket booth, washrooms, popular food and beverage options, and the Coaster and Summer Tubing attractions.  

Be sure to visit the Eagle Nest concession this summer while you’re having fun in the sun. Guests have the convenience of placing orders from their phones by scanning the QR code displayed at the resort or by simply stopping by the kitchen window. The concession offers a variety of mouthwatering treats, including gourmet burgers, poutine, caesar salad, polish sausage, and kid-friendly meals. Indulge yourself afterward with a refreshing craft beer, cold soda, or a cup of coffee, and don’t forget to try their delightful soft-serve ice cream or explore the other enticing options available!

Coaster Usage and Guidelines

Once it’s your turn to ride, you’ll be called forward to load. At that point, your wristband will be scanned, and you’ll receive the necessary instructions for operating the ride safely. Riders have the ability to control their speed using their own brakes, allowing them to reach speeds of up to 40 km per hour as they navigate the thrilling twists and turns of the track, descending into the Canyon! This fantastic summer attraction offers enjoyment for individuals of all ages and physical abilities. Even young children aged 3 and above can participate by riding as passengers, accompanied by a responsible person who is at least 16 years old.

Regulations and Prohibitions

Canyon wants to ensure that visitors are enjoying themselves safely. Some of the regulations for using the Canyon Coaster are as follows:

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable; no refunds will be permitted.
  • Loose clothing (belts, scarves and shoelaces, etc.) and long hair (braids) must be kept away from the track and wheels.
  • Riders must wear seatbelts at all times and keep their arms and legs within the cart. Leaning out or stretching arms and legs out of the toboggan is prohibited. Do not touch the track.
  • Animals or umbrellas, walking sticks and other bulky, pointed or loose objects may not be taken onto the coaster.
  • People under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol, drugs and sensory influencing drugs, etc.) are not allowed to use the system.
  • Smoking is prohibited during the ride.
  • Accidents must be reported immediately to the operating personnel.
  • Handheld devices including phones and action cameras are not permitted. If you wish to use an action camera, you must use a chest harness or head mount.
  • A maximum speed of 40km/h will be managed by a push to go forward brake and a centrifugal brake.
  • Riders must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload the coaster.
  • The Coaster is not recommended for pregnant women and those with pre-existing neck or back injuries.

Please visit the Canyon Ski Resort website for more regulations including height and weight stipulations.  

Admission and Payment Options

Tickets can be purchased online to save your spot, or visitors can purchase tickets directly at the ticket booth in the Upper Village. During peak days, it is recommended to purchase your tickets online due to the popularity of these attractions. This will help ensure that you secure your place and avoid any potential disappointment if tickets sell out quickly!

After the ride, you may have the opportunity to purchase souvenir photos to commemorate your Canyon Coaster experience. Take a moment to reflect on the thrilling adventure you just had. Canyon Ski Resort is a must-visit destination in Red Deer, Alberta. Click here to check out their website and learn more!

Below are videos of our thrilling experience at the Canyon Coaster! We had an amazing time riding through the canyon enjoying the stunning views, and feeling the adrenaline rush. Check out these videos and get a taste of the excitement we had. Don't forget to tag @TourismRedDeer when you share your own videos! We can't wait to see your incredible experiences too.

Planning a visit to Red Deer and looking for more exciting activities to make the most of your trip? We've got you covered! Click here to uncover 12 thrilling summer activities that will fill your days with adventure and create unforgettable moments. In our blog post, you'll also find a printable checklist to help you discover a world of fun things to do in Central Alberta this summer. Plus, don't miss our brand-new Visitor Guide on page 24, where you'll find even more insider tips and recommendations.

Get ready to explore Red Deer's backyard like never before and embark on an unforgettable journey filled with incredible memories!

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