Memorial Cup Visitors, Here’s 9 Local Things To Do

Things to do in Red Deer

Coming in from out of province or out of town for the Memorial Cup? It’s always nice to find that local gem. And if you’re traveling to Red Deer, Alberta this May for the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup you’ll not only want to take in some of the best hockey this country has to offer but also the local flare. You … Read More

Farm Fresh and Fun

Farm Fresh It’s a balmy spring morning and Elna and Doug Edgar are up early getting ready for visitors to arrive at their Central Alberta farm for the annual Asparagus Festival. It’s no small undertaking to host 2,000 visitors over three Sundays at a 6-generation family farm, but the Edgars believe it is important for people to see where their food comes from. “The annual Asparagus Festival … Read More

Have a Drink on Us – What is Red Deer’s Signature Drink?

Troubled Monk Open Road Ale

Calgary invented the Caesar and the province’s only fruit winery is in Strathcona County, so we’ve been thinking: What is Red Deer’s signature drink? Here are four contenders for this prestigious, and totally made up by us, title. Open Road American Brown Ale Winner of the silver award at the 2016 World Beer Cup, this smooth and malty brown ale … Read More

The original Puffed Wheat Square: A 100-year-old Red Deer treat

Much like Nanaimo bars and butter tarts, puffed wheat squares are Canadian treasure, but did you know that they are thought to be invented in Red Deer? In 1913, Maritimer Alfred James Russell settled in Red Deer and opened a candy store. The store was located on Red Deer’s Ross St., not far from where The Hub now sits. A.J. … Read More

Four things to do twice in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is a fun little beach town, just 25 minutes west of Red Deer. The lake is warm and shallow for a long way out with a big soft sandy beach, a marina and big waterslides. Let’s just say it’s the kind of place where you can have two ice cream cones a day and it’s totally ok. Here … Read More

Your Call – Best Dining in Red Deer

In a city of almost 100,000 people, Red Deer has a multitude of restaurants to choose from for any given day or meal. After asking Tourism Red Deer’s Facebook fans where they prefer to eat, there were a few clear top choices. Original Joe’s got top votes and comments ranging from “best atmosphere” to “best food and service”. People mentioned … Read More

Tea time at Cronquist House

Cronquist House is a stately red brick Victorian house with a wrap-around porch, a distinctive turret and a gorgeous view of Bower Ponds. Emmanuel Cronquist, a Swedish immigrant and farmer, originally built the 8-bedroom, 3500 sq ft farmhouse as a family home in 1911 and over the past 100 years it has become a local icon. Now run by the … Read More

Top Ten Red Deer Experiences

If you were on a flight back home and a tourist seated beside you asked what the Top 10 Experiences are while visiting Red Deer, what would you say? Here is our first go at ten amazing attractions in Red Deer – we’d love to hear yours!  Hear a loon, at dusk, on McKenzie Trail “McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is a … Read More