The weather is warming up for the weekend so get out and experience some fun winter activities Red Deer has to offer. Head to Bower Ponds to go tobogganing down the hill, winter walking, or try out skating on the ponds. Warm up in the pavilion with hot chocolate, the café hours are, Monday-Friday 4:30-9:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Website: www.bowerponds.ca Where: 4715 Fountain Drive Red Deer, AB T4N 6W4 Cost: Free to skate, rentals are additional fee
The Wildlife Festival is returning to Parkland Pavilion at Westerner Park this weekend. This fun event features three exhibits, the diversity of living things, discover the similarities and differences of the different types of animals that call earth home. This is Africa, learn about the planet’s 2nd largest continent. Finally, the journey to the Amazon, learn more about the worlds largest rainforest comes to life.
When: February 3 – 5, 2023 Where: Westerner Park Cost: Single Admission: $17.00 in advance, $21.00 at the door. Kids 3 and under free.
3. PBR CROSS COUTNRY CANADA CLASSIC
PBR Canada’s 2023 Canada Cup Series is kicking off right here in Red Deer, featuring Canada’s top cowboys and some of the top PBR international athletes as they battle the rankest bucking bulls.
When: Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm Where: Westerner Park Cost: Standard tickets range from $20.00 - $100.00
Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market is a vibrant indoor market open year-round in Red Deer County that celebrates local producers, artisans, and farmers from Alberta. Find local bakers, makers, growers, brewers, and crafters, they are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
When: Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00pm, and Sundays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Website: www.gasolinealleymarket.ca Where: 558 Laura Avenue, Red Deer County, Alberta Cost: FREE
Here in Red Deer, we are fortunate to have several spacious areas perfect foryour skiing experience. River Bend Golf and Recreation Area has 19 km ofgroomed cross-country ski trails surrounded by the beautiful Red Deer RiverValley with 4 km of lighted trails for evening runs. They also havecross-country ski rentals for the whole family if you want to try it out.
Website: www.rbgra.ca Where: 3800 River Bend Drive Red Deer County, AB T4P 0Y4 Cost: FREE, rentals are an additional fee
Canyon Ski Hill is located just 10 minutes east of the city and is the largest non-mountain downhill ski resort in Alberta. The 28.6 hectare ski area has 20 runs, six lifts, lights for night skiing, a ski lodge, a large ski school, and equipment rentals. They also have a Snow Tube Park, located at the top of the hill complete with 6 groomed lanes.
Website: www.canyonski.ca Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, Red Deer County, AB T4E 0Z1
For more ideas and things to do check out the rest of our website.