Mark your calendars for an exciting kickoff to the summer season! The Canyon Coaster is set to open on the May long weekend! Join them for the first day on Saturday, May 20, 2023 and soar down the canyon as you weave in and out of the ski slope and forest trails while travelling over 1300 meters in length with a total 440-foot vertical drop. Don't miss out on this thrilling adventure! Book your tickets online.
Website: www.canyonski.ca When: Saturday, May 20, 2023 Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, Red Deer County, AB
May-long weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer, and we are excited to launch our new 2023 Visitor Guide! Get ready to explore Red Deer and Central Alberta with this brand-new guide! Discover exciting activities, attractions, fantastic dining spots, a fun summer adventure checklist, and so many tools to help make exploring Red Deer’s Backyard even easier. View it online or grab a copy at the Tourism Red Deer office on Highway 2. Share it with friends and family when they visit.
Check out the Capstone Night Market that is overlooking the Red Deer River at Canada 150 Square. The market is set to run on Friday, May 19th from 5:00-9:30 pm. This twinkly event will come to life in the Capstone area. There will be food trucks onsite, live entertainment with local musical talent. Rounding out the market is over 50 unique, one of a kind artisan vendors, creators & producers.
The Market at Red Deer opens for the season this Saturday, May 20, 2023 at its new location at Red Deer Polytechnic. The Market runs every Saturday from May long weekend until Thanksgiving weekend and is open from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. The Market brings farm-fresh produce into the heart of Red Deer and a vast array of other goods, services, and entertainment.
When: Saturday, May 20, 2023 Where: 100 Red Deer College Boulevard
5. WOODY’S RV MARATHON
Woody’s RV Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k, are happening on Sunday, May 21. The race takes runners through Red Deer’s picturesque park and trail system. Experience scenic winding paths along the majestic Red Deer River. With small race charm and big race benefits, this annual event is repeatedly ranked among Alberta’s best races. The race location is Ecole Camille J. Lerouge School, if you see runners on the trails this Sunday, make sure to cheer them on.
When: Sunday, May 21, 2023 Where: 5530 - 42a Ave, Red Deer, AB.
Bower Ponds is now open for the season this long weekend. If you're seeking a leisurely and enchanting experience on the water, look no further than Bower Ponds in Red Deer. Among the many attractions and activities available, the paddle boats stand out as a delightful way to explore the serene beauty of the ponds. The pavilion is also open for the season, so stop in to get some yummy new flavoured soft serve ice cream!
Website: www.bowerponds.ca Where: 4715 Fountain Drive Red Deer, AB T4N 6W4
The park and Interpretive Centre is opening to the public on Saturday, May 20, 2023 During the opening season Fort Normandeau is a great place to explore Red Deer's rich cultural history. They offer an extensive program of natural and human history interpretation, environmental education, special events, school, youth group and public programs, rafting trips, sleepovers and day camps. There are extensive permanent and temporary exhibits and interpretive signs, school programs, family events, courses, and much more.
Experience the rich agricultural history of Red Deer at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. This living history museum invites you to step back in time and explore the rural life of the past. Discover the charm, nostalgia, and educational opportunities that await at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Engage with farm animals and enjoy hands-on activities for children.
Just a short distance from Red Deer, Alberta, lies a hidden treasure for nature enthusiasts: Ellis Bird Farm. This picturesque sanctuary is a haven for birds and visitors alike, offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness the beauty of avian life up close. Join them this weekend as they open for the season.
10. DISCOVERY WILDLIFE PARK Discover Wildlife Park is open for the season, ready to offer you an unforgettable wildlife adventure. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature seven days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with wildlife and create cherished memories this summer.
Website: www.discoverywildlifepark.com Where: 5400 42 Ave. Innisfail, AB T4G 1P9