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

Antiquing

Consummate collectors, dedicated decorators, and hunters of history have numerous options in central Alberta when embarking on a day of antiques shopping. Visitors can attend farm, household or estate auctions, run by a number of local auction houses.  Farm sales especially, can be a lot of fun; mingling with the locals, enjoying the countryside, eating homemade pie, excavating pioneer keepsakes … Read More

Golf in the Red Deer Region

After a leisurely warm-up on Wolf Creek’s driving range and putting green, you tee off on your first of 36 legendary and tough links style holes. The wind is warm and gusty, the big blue sky is perfectly clear and the bright sun flickers on the long wet grass that frames the fairway. Now tell me, does it get any better than … Read More

Have a Drink on Us – What is Red Deer’s Signature Drink?

Troubled Monk Open Road Ale

Calgary invented the Caesar and the province’s only fruit winery is in Strathcona County, so we’ve been thinking: What is Red Deer’s signature drink? Here are four contenders for this prestigious, and totally made up by us, title. Open Road American Brown Ale Winner of the silver award at the 2016 World Beer Cup, this smooth and malty brown ale … Read More

23rd Annual Zed Haunted House – It’s a Scream

Come face to fang with your living nightmares at the Zed Haunted House (Oct 18– 31) in support of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer. You’re never alone in the dark As you snuggle into your fluffy bed in your coziest jimjams, horrors gather just a few blocks away. Mobs of brain-chomping zombies stumble out of the damp … Read More

Going on a ghost hunt in Red Deer

It’s a perfectly gloomy afternoon to explore this quiet park crowded with old bones. The cemetery’s eerie silence is broken by the sudden caw of a shadowy crow watching you from the gnarled branches of the ancient tree. The branches remind you of knotted witch’s fingers as you hurry by to catch up with group, who has paused up the … Read More

Rockin’ in Red Deer – Three of Red Deer’s best live music venues

You’ve practiced your stand-up air drums long enough now – it’s time to show off your impeccable technique at a real live show this weekend. Here are three great places to rock your socks off in Red Deer. Funky beats at The Vat Consistently voted Red Deer’s #1 live music venue (for like 13 years now), The Vat Pub has … Read More

The original Puffed Wheat Square: A 100-year-old Red Deer treat

Much like Nanaimo bars and butter tarts, puffed wheat squares are Canadian treasure, but did you know that they are thought to be invented in Red Deer? In 1913, Maritimer Alfred James Russell settled in Red Deer and opened a candy store. The store was located on Red Deer’s Ross St., not far from where The Hub now sits. A.J. ... Read More

Four things to do twice in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is a fun little beach town, just 25 minutes west of Red Deer. The lake is warm and shallow for a long way out with a big soft sandy beach, a marina and big waterslides. Let’s just say it’s the kind of place where you can have two ice cream cones a day and it’s totally ok. Here … Read More

We celebrate Central Alberta golf: Three signature holes

In celebration of the many amazing golf courses in and around Red Deer, we bring you three of Central Alberta’s signature holes. Wind, sand and knee-high grasses Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka is one of Alberta’s best and most unique courses. It’s an old world Scottish-style links course with the challenges of sandy dunes, knee-high grasses and a wild … Read More

Earn your bragging rights on Canada’s longest golf hole

Remember that time you got that hole in one and you talked about it for months? You know what, even if it was glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, it was pretty awesome. Well, we’ve got a new way to earn your bragging rights – conquer Canada’s longest golf hole at The Nursery Golf & Country Club in Central Alberta. 41,000 trees is a … Read More

Hit the Trails – Central Alberta Bicycle Club

Red Deer is home to nearly 100,000 people, and in the recent integrated movement study it was found that nearly 80% of those work within 5km of their home. Evan Harbinson, secretary of the Central Alberta Bicyle Club (CABC), said that knowing how close people work to where they live, it’s curious as to why more people aren’t on bicycles. … Read More