Ask A Local: What Should Be the City’s Motto?

Red Deer Ask A Local Motto

Did you know that Red Deer has a motto? Scrawled on our coat of arms are the words “Education, Industry and Progress”. Even though our motto was established over a 100 years ago and it still holds true today — we got curious. We asked some of our Local Experts if they could come up with an alternative to the … Read More

What’s Happening in December 2019 in Red Deer

December 2019 in Red Deer

December is the month where the days are shorter, colder and winter is well on its way. It’s a month of celebrations, winter sports, roaring fires and festive lights. We take time this month to celebrate, reconnect with old friends and make new ones. A month of giving and embracing all the good things life has to offer. Fun Days … Read More

Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s Eve 2019 in Red Deer

Fireworks in Red Deer on New Year's Eve

The holidays are a time for celebration. Some of us love staying home and opening gifts while others enjoy ringing in the New Year by watching movies — and some of us like to wear our fanciest digs and paint the town red! No plans? Come to Red Deer this holiday season! We’ve put together a list of some of … Read More

Ask A Local: What Impresses You the Most About Red Deer?

September in Red Deer

The world is full of impressive places. Ireland has the Cliffs of Moher, Bolivia has the Uyuni Salt Flats, and Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef. We can’t say we’re home to these beautiful spots but Red Deer is an impressive city within itself. From our beautiful Central Alberta landscape to our homey community, find out what our … Read More

Five Must-Try Food Experiences in Red Deer

Stella Bean Sweets Donuts

Being located smack-dab in the middle of Alberta means that people from all walks of life pass through our city and still, one of Red Deer’s best kept secrets is our amazing food scene. Chefs and restaurateurs in Red Deer are always raising the bar in Alberta’s culinary landscape. With restaurants, cafes, and breweries offering everything from grass fed steak … Read More

Ask A Local: What Is An Iconic Red Deer Snack or Treat?

Mac & Cheese from Boulevard

Did you know that Red Deer has an official cookie? The Caramel Surprise is a tasty treat that makes our mouths water but we wanted to ask our Local Experts what they thought were the most iconic snacks and treats in Red Deer. We can hear your stomach rumbling!

Ask A Local: Describe Red Deer in Five Words or Less

Sometimes the best things come in small packages — so why not small words? Describing Red Deer in five words or less is hard but we challenged our Locals to share theirs with us. We have to say, we agree with them!

Ask A Local: Where Would You Take Out of Town Guests?

Boulevard Restaurant

Do you have guests coming for a visit? Or perhaps you’ve never been to Red Deer? We have you covered. Whether you’re looking for a hidden gem or want to try something new, we asked our Local Experts where they would take out of town guests in Red Deer. Here’s what they had to say:

What’s Happening in November 2019 in Red Deer

Red Deer Lights the Night

Fun Days Happy Hour Day November 12 The words “happy” and “hour” have appeared together for centuries when describing pleasant times. In recent years, restaurants and bars have used it as a time to give specials on food and drink to encourage people to come in to their establishments at slow times. Today is a day to celebrate Happy Hour … Read More

2019 Holiday Markets and Craft Shows

Rare and Remarkable! Artisan Market

Julestue (Danish Bazaar) at Spruce View Hall November 2 Dickson Store Museum and Danish Canadian Museum will be holding the Julestue (Scandinavian Bazaar) and Danish Restaurant at the Spruce View Hall on November 2, 2019 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Vendors selling their wares. Lunch service of Danish open-face sandwiches and desserts begins at 11:00 am. Admission 2.00 includes … Read More

Ask A Local: Where Would You Take the Best Photo in Red Deer?

Canoeing in Red Deer

Looking for the most iconic place in Red Deer to take a photo? Perhaps you’re looking for a Red Deer Instagrammable wall? You’ve come to the right place. We asked our Local Experts where they would take the best photo in Red Deer. Here’s what they had to say:

Ask A Local: What’s Your Favourite Thing About Red Deer?

There’s lots to love about Red Deer – from our vast trail system, to our growing culinary scene, to our arts and culture. We asked our Local Experts what their favourite thing about Red Deer and Central Alberta is. Here’s what they had to say:  

October 2019 Holiday Fun in Red Deer

Pumpkin Fun in Red Deer

Thanksgiving Weekend Westlake Grill October 12 – 14 Westlake Grill at Heritage Ranch is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet Brunch Sunday, October 13 with four seatings between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. They will also have a five course Thanksgiving Dinner with three seatings from October 12 to the 14, from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Checkout their website for more details. Boulevard … Read More

What’s Happening in October 2019 in Red Deer

The Jungle Farm in October

Fun Days International Coffee Day October 1 International Coffee Day is a great time to celebrate the farmers, traders, roasters and baristas worldwide for creating the coffees that are enjoyed by so many people. In Red Deer we can honour these people by popping into one of our lovely cafes like Meeting Waters Coffee + Roastery for an Americano or … Read More

2019 Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days is taking place September 27 to the 29! This annual three day event is Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity, and community spirit! There are many free, family-friendly activities are happening in Red Deer throughout the weekend. Take a look at our list of all the can’t miss events taking place in Red Deer during Alberta … Read More

What’s Happening in September 2019 in Red Deer

September in Red Deer

Fun Days Grandparents Day September 8 Grandparents Day serves to honour and recognize the contributions of grandparents in our lives. Grandparents are a society and a family’s ties to its past as they pass on important values, beliefs and ideals to future generations. Their wisdom and love are recognized every year on the first Saturday after Labour Day. In Red … Read More

Savour Central: Eat Local

Savour Central

Delight your senses with a world of flavours right here in Central Alberta. From locally sourced ingredients to craft breweries to international tastes – the world is starting to take notice of the Central Alberta food scene. We’ve raised the bar when it comes to food. Some people call that a revolution and others call it evolution. Whatever you call … Read More

Celebrate Alberta Open Farm Days 2019

Alberta Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days, a weekend dedicated to the farmers and ranchers. Take the time to stop in for a visit, to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow our food. As well, some of Alberta’s most talented chefs and rural communities will be hosting a memorable series of farm to table culinary events that … Read More

What’s Happening In August 2019 in Red Deer

Mud Hero

Fun Days International Beer Day August 2 International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. In Red Deer we have many local establishments like The East 40th Pub where you can enjoy a pint and a game of pool or maybe head down to The Toad and Turtle … Read More