Mother’s Day Weekend

DNA Gardens at the Gasoline Alley Farmers' Market

Mother’s Day is this weekend, have you made plans? Not to worry, we are here to help! Here is a list of things to do in and around Red Deer to help make this Mother’s Day weekend extra special for these extraordinary ladies. Here are some of the wonderful things we can do to give mom a break and help … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesday with Sweet Market Esso

Sweet Market Esso

Just south of the City in Gasoline Alley, you will find the Sweet Market Esso, nestled along the westside of bustling Leva Avenue. A drive along this roadway will take locals and visitors into the popular shopping area, dotted with endless dining and service options to suit anyone’s needs. So, what is this Sweet Market Esso all about, you ask? … Read More

Things to Do This Weekend

The Nursery Golf & Country Club

Bring on the weekend and bring on the month of May! Plans for a warmer weekend may have been put on pause according to the forecast, but wait 5 minutes, it is Alberta… things could change, and we would want you prepared. Whether this weekend or next there are plenty of activities to keep you and the family entertained while enjoying … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Sun Sport Recreation

Sun Sport Recreation

Sun Sport Recreation has been offering high-quality outdoor product rentals and experiences in Central Alberta (Sylvan Lake) since 1998. This locally owned and operated business is on a mission to get people outside and enjoying unique outdoor experiences no matter the season. Sitting on the banks of one of Alberta’s most sought-after lakes is Sun Sport Recreation, conveniently located off … Read More

Volunteer Week April 18 – 24

Westerner Park Volunteers

Help us to celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 18 – 24 by recognizing these wonderful volunteers and their contributions to communities at large. Many nonprofit businesses rely on volunteers to assist in operations and keep things running smoothly and there are plenty of ways your time can help. Volunteer Canada’s motto for National Volunteer Week 2021is “The Value of One, … Read More

Earth Day

Earth Day is a day used to create awareness about the urgency of acting toward the care of our planet, not just on Earth Day, but every day! Here are a few ways we can help to preserve our environment now and for generations to come. Join us as we honour the day and do our part here in Red … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Troubled Monk

Troubled Monk has been crafting beverages and proudly serving Red Deer since 2015. With a beverage menu brimming with creative ever-changing recipes and their faithful ‘Full Time Brews’, your only trouble will be deciding which to try first, then next and then next after that… Conveniently located in the desirable community of Capstone and easily accessible from any point in … Read More

Fun Activities To Do Outdoors

Doris and Micky the Beaver

Here are a few ways we can enjoy the outdoors this weekend as we navigate through our socially distanced world. Take a walk, with over 100kms of trails for our walking leisure in Red Deer alone from Heritage Ranch to Bower Ponds, Capstone to Mackenzie Trails or maybe Gaetz lakes Sanctuary; the list is endless. Go to Lacombe hike the … Read More

Staycationing in Red Deer

Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Then why not book yourself a staycation at one of our incredible Red Deer and area hotels. Places like the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South located in Gasoline Alley is your one-stop staycation location. With an in-house restaurant and swimming pool (and waterslide) you have a good start to your … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Memphis Blues BBQ House Red Deer

Memphis Blues BBQ House

Perfectly smoked, slow-cooked Pulled Pork, Brisket, Ribs, Sausage, Catfish and Chicken are paired with all the barbeque fixin’s or on its own by the pound. That’s what you will find at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, it’s messy, perfect for sharing and full of Southern BBQ flavour. Oh, and don’t forget about the pie! Being relatively new to the Red Deer … Read More

Dining in Red Deer’s Backyard

Hitting the patio for some food and drinks is a much-anticipated activity Albertans embrace throughout the warmer months. After a long winter of staring longingly at our snow-covered barbeques and patio furniture, you will be happy to know that patio season has come sooner than originally planned. With the Government of Alberta announcing the return to Phase 1 of COVID-19 … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Taco Monster

Food Truck operations and business management are nothing new for local entrepreneur, Jonathan Strome. After procuring local Food Truck favourites, Chedda’ Heads and The Stache, Strome was exposed to the passion and opinions held in the community for these beloved mobile eateries. After a whole year of consideration and helpful conversations with customers, the brand behind Taco Monster began taking … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South

Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South

This company’s commitment to excellence and unparalleled service levels are the cornerstones of its success. Much like a tree, their roots run deep in the community and they are proud to be Red Deer owned and operated. Since their start in hospitality, the family business has been consistently delivering quality accommodation to their guests.   Their story is a story of … Read More

Bounds of Easter Fun!

Spring has finally arrived and with Easter just around the corner, you will be looking for some fun things to do with your family and loved ones, so hop ahead and go Explore Red Deer’s Backyard. It’s time to go on an Easter adventure! What better way to start than at Heritage Ranch for their Chase the Easter Bunny Hunt … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Bo’s Bar & Stage

Bo's Bar & Stage

Bo’s Bar & Stage is a multifaceted restaurant that is a well-known and beloved part of Red Deer’s backyard since 1996. They pride themselves in offering something different from the traditional restaurant, stage or music and event space. Bo’s has built an upstanding reputation over the years and people have come to expect and trust that the quality of everything … Read More

Daytripping Safely in the West Country

Abraham Lake

With warmer weather upon us and Spring officially here, it has never been a better time to pack up the family and head out to Clearwater County, part of David Thompson Country. There is something for everyone, with many outdoor activities including hiking, water sports, mountain biking, fishing, boating or hunting. Our partners at Ram Rides- Ram River Tours offer … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day in Red Deer

Whether or not you are of Irish descent, St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved tradition and celebrated worldwide with Stouts, green beer, Celtic music, Irish food and of course who could forget the iconic shamrock, for good luck. Here are some fun ways to celebrate and show off your love of all things green, here, in Red Deer. The Red … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Red Hart Brewing

Red Hart Brewing

Red Hart Brewing has been pouring pints in Red Deer since 2019 and will be celebrating its 2nd business anniversary, March 17th appropriately falling on St. Patrick’s Day. Located in the McKenzie Industrial Business Park, just East of Gasoline Alley, you will find their cozy neighbourhood taproom with quaint pub details and a menu that is anything but flat. With … Read More

Plant a Flower Day – March 12

Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre

With Spring just around the corner, the warmer weather is calling us outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and our outdoor surroundings. A great way to liven up your outdoor living space is to plant flowers. A fun activity for all ages and with a little TLC (and patience), you will be rewarded with colourful blossoms and floral aromas, sure to … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Frontier Bus Lines

Frontier Bus Lines

Frontier Bus Lines has been offering superior motor coach service at affordable prices from Red Deer since 1985. Whether you are looking for a bus to charter for your group or are looking for adventure travel options to casinos, a concert, or an organized Frontier tour; you can rest assured that this Tourism Red Deer member, can accommodate any size … Read More