Family Day – Family Fun

Sledding at Bower Ponds

Family Day weekend is upon us, February 13 – 15 and it is time for us to get out of the house and have a little fun. Here are 10 ways to enjoy Family Day together, as we explore Red Deer’s backyard. 1. Go for a drive, there are so many beautiful communities around Red Deer, from the Town of … Read More

Make everybody happy at the Best Western Plus

You been travelling for hours with your kids/team/boss and you’re feeling weary/pumped/out-of-small-talk. Just then, lucky you pull into the Best Western Plus, just off Hwy 2 in Red Deer. A friendly, welcoming face greets you – checks you into a clean comfortable room with free Wi-Fi, access to the onsite pool and a whole staff ready to go the extra … Read More

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site

Stephansson House

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, central Alberta was home to one of the greatest Icelandic poets of all time. The journey from Iceland to the North-West Territories (what is now Alberta) took pioneers through the Dakota territory. In an effort to escape drought conditions, many settlers looked north for more favourable surroundings. About 50 Icelanders had come to … Read More

Six ways to whoop up a weekend in Ponoka

You get away to the country for the big open sky, farm fresh food, living history and warm welcoming communities. You’ll find all of this in Ponoka – plus a huge Stampede, championship golf and plenty of space to play. Here are six ways to spend a real good weekend in Ponoka – just 40 minutes north of Red Deer. … Read More

We celebrate Central Alberta golf: Three signature holes

In celebration of the many amazing golf courses in and around Red Deer, we bring you three of Central Alberta’s signature holes. Wind, sand and knee-high grasses Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka is one of Alberta’s best and most unique courses. It’s an old world Scottish-style links course with the challenges of sandy dunes, knee-high grasses and a wild … Read More

Hit the Trails – Central Alberta Bicycle Club

Red Deer is home to nearly 100,000 people, and in the recent integrated movement study it was found that nearly 80% of those work within 5km of their home. Evan Harbinson, secretary of the Central Alberta Bicyle Club (CABC), said that knowing how close people work to where they live, it’s curious as to why more people aren’t on bicycles. … Read More

A Camping Getaway in Central Alberta

Let me paint you a picture. After a long day building sandcastles on the beach and burying dad in the sand, you return to your campsite in the trees, watch mom light a monster campfire (she was a girl guide), roast wienies, toast marshmallows and swap spooky stories under the sparkling stars. Since there are a whopping 35 campgrounds in … Read More