Horseback Riding in Red Deer
May 23

Red Deer Summer Checklist Top 10

Plan Your Epic Summer Adventures Now With Our Red Deer Top 10 Summer Checklist!

Break out the flip flops! As the days grow longer and warmer, it's time to embrace the spirit of summer and curate your ultimate checklist for a season filled with joy and adventure! Whether you're a local seeking fresh inspiration or an out-of-towner eyeing an affordable family weekend escapade, Red Deer offers an abundance of experiences. From epic adventures to exploring lush green spaces and over 100kms (about 62.14 mi) of trails, here are ten essential Red Deer experiences:

Canyon Coaster and More!

1. Feel the rush! Feel the adrenaline as you reach speeds of 40km/ hour on Alberta’s only Alpine Coaster. While there, be sure to check out the tube park and the brand-new obstacle course opening summer 2024!

Scoot Red Deer!

2. Scoot! Experience the freedom of exploring Red Deer on two wheels with Neuron scooters. Hit a local ice cream shop, brewery, or restaurant patio for a perfect summer afternoon.

Kraay Family Farm

3. Family fun! Get lost in a corn maze and jump on a giant jumping pillow at Kraay Family Farm. There’s no shortage of things to do, which makes a visit to Kraay Family Farm a summer day well spent!

Red Deer River

4. Enjoy tubing, kayaking, or canoeing along the river. The beautiful Red Deer River runs through the middle of the city and offers multiple access points, allowing for a leisurely one to two hour float or an adventurous 8-hour journey.

Discovery Wildlife Park

5. Get wild! Have unforgettable encounters with some of Canada’s most iconic creatures at Discovery Wildlife Park.

Discovery Canyon

6. Combine adventure and relaxation! Float along the lazy river or have a family picnic at Discovery Canyon. Red Deer offers numerous kids splash parks and water features.

Bower Ponds

7. Take a Stroll! Did you know we have over 100kms of trails? Immerse yourself in nature in the middle of the city. Nestled in the heart of Red Deer are numerous beautiful trails and don’t forget the tranquil and picturesque Bower Ponds.

Troubled Monk Patio (Photo Credit: Travel Alberta)

8. Hit up a Patio! Soak up the sunshine and savour delicious food and drinks. Red Deer’s patios are the perfect setting to relax and unwind in the summer breeze. Check out our Eat & Drink Section to find all the best patios in Red Deer!

Red Deer Murals

9. Discover our murals! Pick up a map and see if you can locate all 35 murals downtown.

Horseback Riding in Red Deer

10. Saddle Up! Experience the country life on a guided horseback riding tour at Heritage Ranch.

Holiday Inn

Whether you are after a staycation or a weekend vacation, we have great places to stay! Click here to see a comprehensive list of hotels and amenities in Red Deer.

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