BDC Small Business Week: Pursuit Adventures

BDC Small Business Week is a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and their contribution to Canada’s economy. Events held during the week bring together entrepreneurs—and prospective entrepreneurs—at conferences, workshops, luncheons and trade fairs across Canada. Throughout October we’ll be profiling a few of Red Deer’s business owners. Red Deer’s only tour company began as a ski bus offering weekend transportation … Read More

CFR Ready Countdown: #2 Test Your Skills

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. Try Something New Lockdown Escape Rooms 4836 51 St & 2085 Gaetz Ave Real-life themed adventure gaming, a type of light physical adventure game in which people are in a … Read More

It’s Pumpkin Time in Central Alberta

There is one thing that represents October more than anything else and that is the pumpkin. Why not celebrate throughout the month by dropping in to the Chronicles Comic & Cafe downtown for a pumpkin spice latte or one of their delicious house made pumpkin desserts! If you’re hungry and need warming up, a savoury pumpkin soup is always a … Read More

CFR Ready Countdown: #3 Quench Your Thirst in Red Deer

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. There’s a craft brewing revolution going on and Central Alberta is right in the middle of it. You’ll definitely want to delve deeper into our culture on a do-it-yourself tasting … Read More

What’s Happening in October in Red Deer

Fun Days International Coffee Day October 1st At a time when the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, what’s better then a hot cup of coffee to help wake and warm us up? Whether it be an Americano at Meeting Waters Coffee & Roastery or maybe one of those fancy coffee‘s like a lavender chocolate latte … Read More

CFR Ready: #4 A Night Out in Red Deer

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. It’s the weekend and you’re ready to let off some steam. Whether you’re looking for live music, a cozy nook to talk, or you’re feeling lucky, Red Deer has it … Read More

CFR Ready Countdown: #5 Get Your Shop On in Red Deer

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. From one-of-a-kind downtown boutiques to a huge fashion hub, Red Deer has shopping for every taste. There will be lots of opportunities to stop for a coffee or delicious lunch … Read More

3 Ways to Get Excited for CFR 45

Kraay Family Farm from above

The Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) is coming to Red Deer from Oct 30th to Nov 4th, 2018. For six days, Westerner Park will play host as the best Canadian rodeo competitors square up for one final showdown: the chance to be crowned national champions. The CFR turns 45 this year and 2018 marks the first time that the rodeo extravaganza touches … Read More

CFR Ready Countdown: #6 Get Active With the Family

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. It’s no secret that being active is good for you but we know that sometimes it’s hard to have the motivation to get out there. So, what’s the best way … Read More

8 Reasons Red Deer is an Incredible Meetings & Conventions City

Central Alberta is the province’s activity hub, from amazing attractions people can explore during their downtime to great hosting venues with plentiful experience, Red Deer is the perfect city to host your upcoming meeting or convention. Here are eight reasons why Red Deer is an incredible meeting and conventions city.

CFR Ready Countdown: #7 Explore the Waskasoo Trails

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well known throughout Alberta. With over 100 km of easily accessible, paved, walking, and hiking trails connecting park users to beautiful … Read More

Alberta Culture Days Celebrations in Red Deer

Alberta Culture Days is taking place September 28th to the 30th! 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 in Red Deer

It’s undeniable that summer is slowly leaving us. You wake up in the morning and there’s a chill in the air. Where you once only needed a sweater, an extra layer is now essential — but it’s okay because autumn in Red Deer and the surrounding area is awesome! Don’t believe us? Check out all these awesome events that are … Read More

CFR Ready Countdown: #8 Take a Country Drive

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. Red Deer County has agriculture as its backbone. Visitors are welcomed at many area farms where you can get eggs, honey, fruit, meat, preserves, and cheese right from the farm … Read More

CFR Ready Countdown: #9 Visit Historic Lacombe

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. Lacombe is surrounded by unique attractions that beg to be explored. With a beautiful downtown and plentiful lakes, trails, and green spaces — it’s no wonder Lacombe was once named … Read More

CFR Ready Countdown: #10 Downtown Art Scene

Join us and discover new and exciting things to do in Red Deer during CFR! Our CFR Ready itineraries highlight the must sees and dos in Red Deer and area. Explore the culture in the heart of our city with a stroll along the pedestrian-friendly downtown streets. With murals, art galleries, boutique shopping, and an array of dining options, Red … Read More

10 Places to Celebrate Alberta Open Farm Days in Red Deer

Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide event that invites anyone and everyone to learn about rural life and experience local foods. This year’s sixth annual event will take place on August 18th – 19th, 2018. Here are some highlights in the Red Deer region: Urban Farm Long Table Dinner August 18th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 4847A 19 St, … Read More

Central Alberta Road Trips Ideas

Red Deer’s central locations makes it the ideal place to plan your Central Alberta family vacation. Our friendly neighbouring towns and regions offer unique experiences in every direction meaning there is even more to do when you visit Red Deer. Settle yourself into your hotel and day trip from there. When you’re ready for a new adventure, you’re sure to … Read More

What’s Happening in August in Red Deer

Have Fun National Relaxation Day August 15 Take the day off from your regular routine on National Relaxation Day. Grab (or rent) an inner tube at Discovery Canyon and take a float down their natural lazy river. Jazz at the Lake August 17 to 19 2018 marks the 16th annual Jazz at the Lake Festival. This year features award-winning Canadian pianist/vocalist … Read More

Art is Life in Red Deer

When she began her clothing and textiles degree at the University of Alberta, Darcy Gusse Edinga thought she would be a fashion designer. However, somewhere along the way she ended up being an artist instead. Painting on silk has provided Darcy with an artistic outlet and an unplanned career. Her Red Deer based company, Silk Concepts, has been in business … Read More