The Music Scene in Red Deer

summer patios, Live music, Ross Street - Red Deer

With the announcement of indoor singing, limited band practice, and wind instrument concerts allowed again in Alberta; we would like to share with you what’s happening in the music scene this September as we Explore Red Deer’s Backyard. The Ross Street Patio is an amazing venue. On Friday evening, September 18, starting at 7:00 pm, Save Our Stage Music Originals … Read More

Seven Fun Things to do during Culture Days this Weekend

With Alberta Culture days happening all month long, we would like to highlight some of the great things that are happening this weekend as you Explore Red Deer’s Backyard. Music on Ross Street Patio is always fun, and this Friday evening starting at 7:00 pm, Save Our Stage Music Originals Open Mic will be entertaining us with original music from … Read More

Quaint Places in Red Deer’s Backyard

To come to Red Deer and the surrounding communities is to visit an area filled with history, interesting people, memorable experiences, and yes, quaint places. Tea houses like the Cronquist House or maybe a unique store like the Country Cupboard, or buildings like the Old Canadian Pacific Railway Station. Architectural jewels that perhaps you have not thought about for a … Read More

Safety on the Trails

Red Deer is lucky to have an abundance of beautiful parks and trails over 110 km, enabling Red Deerians and visitors to enjoy the outdoors, with a multitude of recreational opportunities, from hiking to biking. While out on the trails, you do need to think about your safety, as well as others. Red Deer’s Waskasoo Trails continue to get busier … Read More

Fall colours! #ExploreRedDeersBackyard

Vew of Blindman River Valley

September, with it’s cooler temperatures and the changing colours are one of our favourite times of the year. From Dry Island Buffalo Jump to Lacombe and in between, going for a drive and exploring adds colour to your day. Red Deer’s own Waskasoo Park is a year-round park, but the colours in the fall are tremendous. If you are biking, … Read More

Six Fun Ways to Explore Red Deer’s Backyard this Weekend

The weekend is coming, and its time for us to think about some of the numerous things there are to do as we Explore Red Deer’s Backyard The Town of Penhold is kicking off the weekend with their Fall Festival, and even though there won’t be a midway, fair food will be on hand with their Grab & Go Food … Read More

Ten places to celebrate Le Cheeseburger Week


Le Burger Week was imagined back in 2011 after a heated debate about where to get the best burger in Montreal. Nine years later, they have changed the name for 2020 to Le Cheese Burger Week, and it has spread across Canada and the world. Red Deer and area have some fantastic restaurants that offer tasty cheeseburgers. Starting with Red … Read More

Twelve things to celebrate the September Long Weekend

DNA Gardens

It’s the long weekend, the last of the summer, so let’s gather together and see what’s happening as we Explore Red Deer’s Back Yard.   Here is a list of some of the great things you can do to make this long weekend memorable, and don’t forget to check out the deals and specials listed on SOLD OUT! – To … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer: September 2020

Red Deer Music Entertainment Downtown

Fun Days Grandparents Day – September 8 Grandparents Day serves to honour and recognize the contributions of grandparents in our lives. Grandparents are a society that ties families to their pasts that pass on essential values, beliefs and ideals to future generations. Their wisdom and love are recognized every year on the first Saturday after Labour Day. In Red Deer, … Read More

Dog Days of Summer

Couple and their Dog

For our dog lovers out there, we can’t think of anything better than going for a walk, a drive or better yet visit your local patio here in Red Deer with your favourite canine companion. Who wants to leave them at home when you can enjoy a beer or two and a bowl full of water for your dog on … Read More

What to Do in a Covid Summer here in Red Deer

Summer is here and for those staying home we have some great ways you can enjoy yourself. Outdoor Recreation Our trails are a great place to start, with more than 110 kilometers of soft and hard surface trails, you will have no problem biking, hiking or simply going for a walk as you discover the beautiful parks that connect. The … Read More

12 Great Things for Teens to do in and around Red Deer

Paddle Board

If you are looking for something for your tween or teen to do, check out these attractions: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame – has over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space including a multisport area with virtual baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. Also included is a Treadwall climbing wall, 200-meter wheelchair challenge and so much more. Bower Ponds Recreation … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer: August 2020

Cronquist House Red Deer

August is Family Fun Month and to celebrate here are 8 enjoyable activities that you and your family can create to make this summer extra special. Explore the Waskasoo Park Trails System Red Deer has over 100 km of easily accessible, paved, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails connecting park users to beautiful green areas and park attractions. Kraay Family … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer: July 2020

Canada Day Red Deer

Summer is here! With longer days and warmer weather comes the urge to explore, be outside and make summertime memories. Although social distancing is a priority, there are still many ways to get in some fun and here are some great ways to get you started this month. Fun Days Canada Day – July 1 Canada Day, the day to celebrate … Read More

Travel Alberta Announces $17 Million Investment in Alberta’s Tourism Industry

Tourism Red Deer Summer

Three new federal and provincial funding programs for Alberta destination management organizations and tourism businesses are addressing key areas of need, as identified in a recent Travel Alberta industry COVID-19 impact survey: $4 million – Alberta Destination Management Organization (DMO) COVID-19 Operational Relief Program Through a partnership between Travel Alberta and Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), this joint funding program … Read More

Canada Day Celebrations 2020… Re-Imagined

Canada Day is just one week away, and things are a bit different this year. Tourism Red Deer has been tracking down fun events for July 1st. Canada Day, the day to celebrate and show our Canadian pride. In Red Deer, we can do this by going online to explore Canada’s different facets in the online company of our fellow … Read More

What to do in Red Deer: March 2020

Gaetz Lake Sanctuary

There’s so much fun to be had in Central Alberta this month! Here’s our list of events, happenings and things to do in Red Deer in March 2020. Fun Days St Patrick’s Day – March 17 Whether you are of Irish heritage or not, St Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide with green beer, lively music, Irish food and of course … Read More

2020 Family Day Guide to Red Deer

Family Day in Red Deer

Red Deer has a multitude of activities to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Enjoy some winter activity by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing down at Heritage Ranch or out at River Bend Golf & Recreation Area or get together for ice skating at Bower Ponds — remember they also provide skate rentals if your family is from out of … Read More

2020 Valentine’s Day Guide to Red Deer

Valentine's Day Red Deer

It’s that time of year for love, affection and kinship. While there’s nothing wrong with chocolates, love notes and flowers – we think an experience is the best way to someone’s heart. With that in mind, here’s your guide to Valentine’s Day in Red Deer. There’s something on this list for every relationship, interest,  and taste. Romantic Ideas Winter Romance … Read More

What to do in Red Deer: February 2020

Boulevard Red Deer

Happy leap year! That’s right – February 2020 features 29 days instead of 28, which equal one more day of February fun in Red Deer. Here’s your guide to some of the best activities, events and happenings taking place February 2020 in Red Deer. Fun Days Library Lovers Month This is the time of year to celebrate libraries and all … Read More