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

Every Day is an Adventure

Adventure for Everyone! Nature is unpredictable, but that’s what makes it interesting. “My job is never boring,” says Kathryn Huedepohl, Public Programmer at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. “I may be leading a raft tour down the Red Deer River, guiding a nature walk through the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, star gazing at an evening star party, running a preschool nature program, doing paperwork or any number of other things. … Read More

Discover Ponoka this summer

Visit Ponoka

Howdy, partner!  If you’re looking for somewhere to “Cowboy Up”, Ponoka is the place to visit!  This town may be home to the Ponoka Stampede and the World’s Largest Bucking Saddle Bronc Horse and Rider, but there are many other things to see and do here. Ponoka, which means “elk” in Blackfoot, is located at the junction of Highway 2A … Read More

Going on a ghost hunt in Red Deer

It’s a perfectly gloomy afternoon to explore this quiet park crowded with old bones. The cemetery’s eerie silence is broken by the sudden caw of a shadowy crow watching you from the gnarled branches of the ancient tree. The branches remind you of knotted witch’s fingers as you hurry by to catch up with group, who has paused up the … Read More

Celebrate Red Deer’s founding cultures at Fort Normandeau

First a sparkling ancient glacier blazed a wide trail through thick forests and rolling hills. Then Cree and Blackfoot travellers crossed the river here at the naturally shallow ford. Soon traders, settlers and Metis buffalo hunters rested here, weary from their long journeys carrying furs, whiskey and other goods from north to south and back again. Today you too can … Read More