Extreme nutty fun

Red Deer Mud Heroes 6KM, 18+Obstacles, 10,000 watt after-party, this venue features hills, mud, water and plenty of challenging terrain for an unsurpassed event experience – and you’ll have some crazy fun doing it. Jump from a plane At Red Deer’s Alberta Skydive Central, you can jump out of a speeding plane with a professional instructor strapped to your back for safe … Read More

Golf cart meetings in Red Deer

Treating clients to a round of golf is a terrific way to get to know each other better. You’ll have plenty of time to talk between shots, you can strut your skills – or show how calm you are under pressure – and hopefully everyone has a fun day in the beautiful outdoors. Here are three places to host your next golf cart meeting in Red Deer.

Six ways to whoop up a weekend in Ponoka

You get away to the country for the big open sky, farm fresh food, living history and warm welcoming communities. You’ll find all of this in Ponoka – plus a huge Stampede, championship golf and plenty of space to play. Here are six ways to spend a real good weekend in Ponoka – just 40 minutes north of Red Deer. … Read More

Unwind in the friendly Village of Alix

The Village of Alix is just over half an hour NE from Red Deer – it’s full of country charm and friendly folks. Here are five ways to unwind a weekend in this lovely rural village. One: Visit the museum Start outside the Wagon Wheel Museum at the local heritage mural to get a sneak peek at the region’s history … Read More

Three places to go on a country drive

Blackfalds, Innisfail and Lacombe Take a scenic country drive from Red Deer to watch a parade, eat food straight from the farm, play championship golf and watch the stars around a roaring campfire. Blackfalds’ new rec centre Blackfalds is ten minutes north of Red Deer and home of the brand-spanking new Abbey Centre. This 80,000 sq. ft. rec centre has … Read More

Six reasons to love Sylvan Lake

Central Alberta’s beach town In a beach town, you get to eat lots of ice cream and walk around in your bathing suit all day – so that’s a great start. And if you’re in Sylvan Lake, you can also strap on a water jet pack, watch an outdoor movie and play a whole bunch of golf too. Here are … Read More

Passion for Sports

Passion for Sports Known for its community enthusiasm, volunteerism and support, the Red Deer Region stands behind its athletes and fulfills its commitment to hosting great events. As well as being the two-time hosts of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the region has hosted major national and international events including world curling championships and national figure skating events. Red Deer’s numerous … Read More

Fishing in Red Deer

The Red Deer River anchors recreational fishing in the Red Deer County and features quite a diversity of game fish: brown trout, goldeye, mountain whitefish, northern pike, sauger and walleye, with the occasional lake sturgeon as a bonus. With the exception of brown trout, which are a species that originated in Europe, all these species are native to the Red … Read More

Five cheesy answers from the Chedda’ Heads

Chedda’ Heads is a grilled cheese truck that roams Red Deer saving citizens and their kids – especially their kids – from yet another burger. We asked Richard Dowling – the truck’s top chedda’ head – a little about himself and here are his five gooey melty cheesy answers. Q. Tell us about yourself and your food truck – who … Read More

Bring your BFF to the Sandman Red Deer

Sandman Red Deer

He’s always happy to see you. He’s a great listener. He knows you are the greatest human alive. He’s your dog and your very best friend. Pay him back with a getaway to sniff some new trails in Red Deer and stay at the very pet-friendly Sandman Hotel. Oh yeah – you and kids will love it here too. More … Read More

The Baymont Inn & Suites – Red Deer’s Tropical Oasis

Play all day on the sunny prairie, swim under a palm tree and get the team ready for your tournament – all right in the middle of downtown. Here are three ways to play and stay at the Baymont Inn & Suites. Prairie farm by day, oasis by night During the day, get up to your elbows in berries, asparagus and posies. Buy just-picked fruit and … Read More

Nine ways to play on the farm

Kids love the Kraay Family Farm – just half an hour north of Red Deer. They can meet animals, jump, climb and run around in the sunshine. Here are nine ways to play starting in July when the family-run farm opens for the season.   1.Run the corn maze The farm is home to the Lacombe Corn Maze that covers 15 … Read More

Shopping Experiences in Red Deer

Cool. Creative. Convenient. Red Deer has all the amenities of a large city – in a smaller-sized package. Wherever you’re staying while in Red Deer, access to a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities is just a short walk, drive or transit ride away. From one-of-a-kind downtown boutiques to a huge fashion hub, Red Deer has shopping for every taste. There will be lots … Read More

Tournament travel in Red Deer: After the game

Tournament in Red Deer? No worries – we’ve got this covered. Here are some things to do in Red Deer after the game – where to go for dinner, where to stay and where to have some big fun together. Everyone likes pizza Red Deer Pizza Unlimited came to us highly recommended – there’s not much seating inside, so make … Read More

Dude’s guide to shopping in Downtown Red Deer

How to treat your lady to a shopping day in downtown Red Deer in four easy steps. Step 1: have coffee, step 2: shop, step 3: couple’s massage, step 4: a nice steak dinner. Bam. You sir, just scored major points – maybe you should stay over at a downtown hotel, and well, you don’t need my help there. Step … Read More

Bring on the Winter Fun!

Don’t let the snow keep you inside this month. There’s lots of events and activities around Red Deer to help cure the winter blues. Ski, Board and Tube Canyon Ski Resort is home to a whole host of winter fun. Their latest addition is the Snow Tubing Park. Open 5-9PM Fridays and 1-5PM on weekends, the park gives riders the fun … Read More

Sweet buttercream: Four Red Deer bakeries

I propose a buttercream-off – like a dance-off with frosting – between Red Deer’s cupcake shops. All for fun and charity and where I somehow get to eat about fifty heaping spoonfuls of sweet buttercream. Well, there’s my big idea for the day. Lots of buttercream First thing you’ll notice about the babycakes cupcakery is the very funky green and modern … Read More

Birding in Central Alberta

While Central Alberta cannot rival such places as the Amazon Rainforest or Costa Rice for bird numbers and variety, the region is richly endowed with a wide diversity of bird species. Finding these wild creatures is just a matter of knowing where and when to look. Fall and spring migration is a time when the woods are alive with the … Read More

Wine & Dine Experiences

The Red Deer region offers foodies a full spectrum of culinary adventures. From farmer’s markets to award winning restaurants, the area is home to a variety of delicious experiences that are sure to satisfy even the most discriminating pallets.

Park Trail System

Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well known throughout Alberta with over 100 km of easily accessible, paved, hiking and equestrian trails connecting park users to beautiful green areas and park attractions. Biking, hiking, jogging, bird watching, picnics and peaceful walks can all be enjoyed in various parks and facilities within the Waskasoo Park trail system. A … Read More