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Oct 22

Sports Fan Stay

Red Deer is a hub for sports in the Central Alberta region. Come stay and play with us!

Red Deer is one of the fastest growing hubs for sports in our region, which makes it a perfect place for fans to stay and play!

If you consider yourself a sports enthusiast, you’ll be pleased to find a variety of activities and attractions to feed your interests in Red Deer and throughout Central Alberta.

Cesar with burger on top, resting on wooden bar behind a plate of french fries in Cilantro and Chive
Mother and father smiling, holding up blonde toddler while standing in an indoor swimming pool
Cesar with burger on top, resting on wooden bar behind a plate of french fries in Cilantro and Chive
Check-in to Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South

After a day of travel, nothing is better than checking into the hotel and taking a moment to relax. When you arrive in Red Deer, check in to a room at the Holiday Inn Red Deer & Suites South, conveniently located near plenty of entertainment and amenities. Be sure to pack your swimsuits so that you can enjoy the hotel’s indoor pool!  

We recommend that you book ahead of time for smooth planning. Find the perfect room option for your family here.

Amaze your crew at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

It’s that strange period between post-hotel check-in and pre-dinner reservations. What’s there to do? Hurry on down to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, located along Highway 2. Interactive games, sports memorabilia and all of the sport-related fun await you at this renowned facility!  

Family is admission is only $15! Open every day from 9am – 5pm, you can bet there will be something for sports fans of all ages to enjoy.

Dig into deliciousness at Cilantro & Chive Red Deer

Fresh simple eats. That’s what you’ll find, plus so much more at Cilantro & Chive Red Deer. Located on the south end of the city, this new establishment is known for their endless beer & cocktail selection, a rotating Burger of the Month and Cesars that eat like a meal. We highly recommend finishing off your experience with one of their personal-sized crème brulee desserts!  

TRD Tip: Reservations are highly recommended. Save your spot here.  

Visit Peavey Mart Centrium for a Red Deer Rebels Hockey Game

Around the corner from the restaurant, you’ll find Westerner Park and the Peavey Mart Centrium – home of the Red Deer Rebels hockey team. Catch a Rebels home game and become a fan during your stay!  

With new facility upgrades and the best soft-serve ice cream in the WHL, there’s never been a better time to see this team in action on home ice.  

TRD Tip: Check out the team’s season schedule and get your tickets ahead of time online.  

White plate with alfredo-style pasta, garnished with a cheese crisp from Anthony's Italian Kitchen in Red Deer
Peavey Mart Centrium filled with fans that are cheering at the Red Deer Rebels ice hockey game
Snowboarder dressed in red jacket and cream snow pants, flying in the air after hitting a jump at Canyon Ski Resort

Shred the slopes at Canyon Ski Resort

Did you know Red Deer is home to Alberta’s largest non-mountain family ski area? Canyon Ski Resort offers 80 acres of skiable terrain with 23 runs, lessons, rentals and so much more! Whether you ski or snowboard, there is tons of fun to be had with the family at Canyon. Get there early for a half-day ski experience with fresh runs and short line ups!  

If skiing isn’t your thing, be sure to pack your snow gear to experience their brand-new snow tube park! For kids, keep in mind that there’s a minimum of 36” in height to ride. Secure your tickets online ahead of time as quantities are limited!  

Fuel up après ski with Anthony’s Italian Pizza & Kitchen

Hungry after hitting the slopes? Anthony’s Italian Pizza & Kitchen is the place you’ll want to be. Known for their authentic Italian ingredients, hand-tossed dough and brick-fired pizza – it's the perfect spot to wind down and refuel for lunch after a busy morning spent on the ski hill.  

Located near plenty of road-trip amenities and Highway 2, this restaurant is the perfect pit-stop before you hit the road and head back home!  

TRD Tip: Reservations for 6 people or more are recommended. Reach out to secure your table.

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