Five reasons to stay at the Hojo

It’s summer already – time to hit the road! Red Deer makes a perfect stop for the night – halfway between the big cities. Or maybe you’re here to stay awhile for team tournaments or special events, like Westerner Days in July. Whatever brought you to our neck of the woods, here are five reasons to stay, play and save … Read More

10 Tips for Planning Your Next Conference or Convention

Meetings In Red Deer, Alberta

Planning a successful conference or convention involves a lot of dedicated time and details.  Usually there is a committee who will plan an event this large, but if you find yourself as a member of one of these committees, here are some helpful tips for planning a successful conference or convention. Set goals for your event – know what your … Read More

Why You Should Choose Red Deer for Your Next Event

Meetings & Conventions in Red Deer, Alberta

When planning your next convention or conference, why not choose Red Deer, Alberta?  Located half way between Edmonton and Calgary, Red Deer, Alberta is the perfect spot for everyone to meet.  Both the Edmonton and Calgary airports are only a 90-minute drive, making it easy for attendees from various areas to join you.  The Red Deer Airport has opened up … Read More

Golf Like a Pro at The Nursery Golf & Country Club

The Nursery Golf & Country Club

Think you have what it takes to become the next member of the PGA?  Or are you simply looking forward to that nineteenth hole?  Regardless of your skill level – whether you’re the master of the hole in one or abuse your mulligan privileges – head to The Nursery Golf & Country Club and enjoy a round!

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

2015 Esso Cup

2015 Esso Cup Red Deer

The 2015 Esso Cup – Canada’s National Female Midget Hockey Championship is happening right now in Red Deer. In this championship tournament, Red Deer welcomes five regional teams from across Canada. Over one hundred teams began the competition, with 6 teams remaining in the final days of the Esso Cup. The Red Deer Chiefs proudly serve as the host team … Read More

5 Must-Attend Tradeshows & Expos at Westerner Park

Westerner Park Tradeshows and Expos

Red Deer’s Westerner Park is the proud host of many awesome annual tradeshows, expos, auctions and conferences. Here’s five that residents and visitors are currently looking forward to: 1)  Red Deer Sportsman and Outdoor Adventure Show | If you like the great outdoors you won’t want to miss this weekend at Westerner Park. Featuring over 150 vendors and exhibitors, this … Read More

12 ways to Visit Red Deer this winter

Red Deer Winter Fun

Love the winter weather? Want to get out more this winter? Here are some things we recommend: 1) Get out and stretch your legs by exploring Red Deer’s beautiful Trail System! 2) Plan an awesome date. Enjoy a wonderful winter night sleigh ride and romantic dinner at Heritage Ranch. 3) Hit the slopes at Albert’s largest non-mountain resort – Canyon Ski … Read More

Eat, Cook, Give: Three of Red Deer’s Best Holiday Foods

Fresh baking, stockings filled with candy and big family dinners – there’s no food like food on the holidays. Here are three ways to enjoy Red Deer’s best food this season (plus a sneaky secret treat just for you since you’ve been so good). EAT Heritage Ranch is a huge open property just off the QEII with trail rides, meeting … Read More

Five Answers from Red Deer’s Tea Expert

For 28 years, Glenn Simon and his wife Jessie have run Glenn’s Family Restaurant on Red Deer’s Gasoline Alley – the popular food and fuel stop for 40,000 cars that drive the QEII every day. You’ll know Glenn’s as soon as you see by the really big teapot up on top – an homage to his dad’s café and a … Read More

Holiday Shopping at Parkland Mall

You need more hours in a day to get through your really long “nice” list this year – lucky for you, holiday hours are on at Parkland Mall, so you can shop Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 9:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm. Here are four more jolly reasons to bring your holidays to Parkland Mall this year. Parkland Mall can … Read More

Equestrian Experiences

Western Heritage Have you ever seen the beauty of a horse dancing in a dressage class? What about the thrill of pony chuckwagons in a championship race? Or the view of the Red Deer River from a classic carriage? Red Deer is in the heart of Central Alberta, and it’s rich in western heritage. What you might not realize, though, … Read More

Meetings & Conventions

Totally Devoted to You  If your last company retreat was such a hit that it’s been water cooler fodder at the office for weeks, it’s a safe bet your convention location struck all the right notes. Popular with the business-convention set, Red Deer happens to have a hat trick of reasons to host your next special event: affordable accommodations, exceptional … Read More

Four of Red Deer’s spookiest scenes

To celebrate October, the month of fear – we have gathered four ways to meet spooky spirits in Red Deer. Take a daylight history tour as told by the ghosts who lived it and spend a spooky family night with the whole ghoulish gang. Or outrun zombies through the trees and risk a midnight walk through your worst nightmares brought to life. Downtown ghost hunt Downtown Red Deer is scattered … Read More

Meet in the middle

It’s your turn to organize the next company conference and luckily you are about to knock their socks off. Here are five reasons to book the best meeting ever in Red Deer and totally impress the top dogs. One. It’s in the middle They’ll come from the south, you’ll come from the north and no one will have to get … Read More

Six business lunches in Red Deer

You’ve been trying to land this major deal for months now and it’s all come down to lunch with the big guy himself. So shine up your shoes, get your notes in order and book a table at one of these perfect business-lunching places. Go get em, young grasshopper. Lush and private Book out-of-town clients in at the Baymont Inn … Read More

Five intriguing answers from Red Deer’s history experts

If you want to know about Red Deer history – just ask an archivist. The Red Deer & District Archives is the official repository for city records of all kinds and it’s where inquisitive citizens research Red Deer’s historic places, trailblazing pioneers, community happenings, even famous runaway piggies and 100-year-old candy recipes. We asked our local history experts five curious … Read More

Heritage Experiences

A Time To Honour Red Deer’s heritage isn’t a distant memory; it’s a vibrant part of the buildings, parks and art throughout the community. You can see it, touch it and read about it as you make your way through Red Deer. And, if you happen to see a ghost that you want your picture taken with, that’s just fine, … Read More