Here in Red Deer, we are fortunate to have several spacious areas perfect for your skiing experience. River Bend Golf and Recreation Area have 19 km of groomed cross-country ski trails surrounded by the beautiful Red Deer River Valley with 4 km of lighted trails for evening runs. They also have cross-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
The weather looks good 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 or try out skating. Warm up with hot chocolate in the pavilion. The hours for the rentals and café 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 an additional fee
Stillhouse Songwriter Session #65 with artists: Mariya Stokes & Devin Cooper. Set in a listening room atmosphere that creates a unique experience for both artists and fans, the Stillhouse Songwriter Sessions will focus on the craft of songwriting and the stories that go along with it. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm.
When: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm Where: 40309 Range Road 272, Lacombe, AB, Canada, Alberta Cost: Show tickets are $17.07 per person.
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. They are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, they welcome you to meet local bakers, makers, growers, brewers, and crafters.
When: Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sundays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Website: www.gasolinealleymarket.ca Where: 558 Laura Avenue, Red Deer County, Alberta Cost: FREE
Canyon Ski Resort has snow tubing! The snow tube park has some of the best views of the Red Deer River Valley and the City of Red Deer! Enjoy this beautiful backdrop as you fly down the 6 groomed runs day or night! Enjoy hot chocolate or cold beer in front of the fire or a warm meal from the upper village kitchen! Glow tubing is on Friday nights from 5:30-7:30pm.
Website: www.canyonski.ca Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, Red Deer County, AB T4E 0Z1 Cost: Snowtubing is $25 for 2 hours
The relative quiet of the winter woods is changing day by day as more spring and summer residents begin to make their way back to the sanctuary. Join the returning birds and an Interpreter for musical play using both human-made and natural sources of rhythm and sound.
When: Sunday, March 12 (11:00 am -12:30 pm) Where: Kerry Wood Nature Centre Cost: $3/person or $10/family. Drop-in.
Each year, the Red Deer Home Show provides Central Albertans with a spectacular venue for new and improved products and services featuring award-winning builders, renovators, products, ideas, and décor!
When: Friday, March 10 (noon-8 pm) Saturday, March 11 (10 am – 6 pm) Sunday, March 12 (10 am – 5 pm) Where: Westerner Park Cost: Tickets: $12, free admission for those 12 and under
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