Three Places For Busy Kids: Where to run your kids in Red Deer

When your little ones are bouncing off the walls at home, you have your go-to parks and favourite playgrounds. But where do you go when you’re on the road and the monkeys start running in circles yelling “Blast off!” at the top of their lungs? Here are three great places for kids to burn off steam when you’re in Red … Read More

A Camping Getaway in Central Alberta

Let me paint you a picture. After a long day building sandcastles on the beach and burying dad in the sand, you return to your campsite in the trees, watch mom light a monster campfire (she was a girl guide), roast wienies, toast marshmallows and swap spooky stories under the sparkling stars. Since there are a whopping 35 campgrounds in … 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

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

Central Alberta Golfing Destinations

Golf courses are abundant in the Red Deer Region. With over two dozen courses within a hour drive, golfers of all skill levels are sure to find a place to play. Some of Alberta’s finest golf courses are located within a short drive of Red Deer. Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka has played host to a number of high … 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

A night with the Red Deer Belladonnas

My sister and I grab a brew and a dog and snag seats in the riser behind the plexiglass. The very brave have set their lawn chairs in the primo spots down by the track, but Mish and I (being newbies) are not so fearless. The whistle blows one, two, three times and girls in fishnets, short shorts and elbow … Read More

Top 10 – Things to do at Waskasoo

Get on your bikes and ride! Or rollerblade, jog, canoe or take a carriage through Red Deer’s massive Waskasoo Park. Stop by the nature centre, visit an old fort, let puppy run off some energy at the off-leash dog park and much, much more. Here are our top 10 picks for what to do at Waskasoo. 1. If you are … Read More