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

FAMtastic Ways to Spend Your Long Weekend in Red Deer

Friday First Friday Red Deer Free to attend Join galleries in downtown Red Deer on the first Friday of every month to celebrate local, regional, and national artistic talent. The galleries buzz with art experiences, open galley spaces, and social mingling. If you’re lucky enough, sometimes there is even live music! This once a month event is suitable for adults, … Read More

12 Places in Central Alberta for Farms, Food, and Fun

If you have a question about growing asparagus in Alberta, Elna Edgar probably has the answer. With all the questions she gets from visitors to her Central Alberta farm, she could start her own Ask Elna column. Elna and Doug Edgar have the largest asparagus operation in Alberta and every year, thousands of people visit their farm to purchase great … Read More

6 Places to Stop While on a Bike Ride Through Waskasoo Park

Red Deer is a city built around a park and it’s no ordinary park. Waskasoo Park is the crown jewel of the city. It is home to Alberta’s first federal migratory bird sanctuary, a beautiful river valley, Bower Ponds, and more than 100 kms of trails. If you want to get to know Red Deer, you have to explore the … Read More

Places to Quench Your Thirst in Central Alberta

There is a craft brewing and distilling revolution going on in Canada and Central Alberta is right in the middle of it all. Looking for the hoppiest IPA or a refreshing new gin for those G&Ts? Then you’ll want to delve deeper into this DIY tasting tour that will take you to the best local breweries and distilleries. Craft Breweries … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer this July & August

Centrefest - Red Deer

Summertime is always a happening place in Red Deer. In July we’ve been treated to Westerner Days and Canada’s Largest Gospel Music Celebration – two annual events that locals and guests look forward to each year. There are many more exciting events and happenings coming up this summer in Red Deer. Here’s a look at what’s upcoming: Bard on the Bower … Read More

How to Celebrate Canada Day in Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake Canada Day

How we celebrate Canada Day has changed a bit over the years but one thing remains constant — the pride for our country, the awesome festivities, and the fireworks! From the confederation of Canada in 1867 with the bells of the Cathedral Church of St. James ringing in change in Toronto to the changing of Dominion Day to Canada Day … Read More

Local Recommendations: Races to Test Your Toughness

Red Deer - Test Your Toughness

Red Deer is the ideal place to test your mettle and see what you’re really made of. In the process, you’ll find true adventure, have a fun time and feel a sense of accomplishment for stepping outside your comfort zone and challenging yourself. Red Deer is home to the trifecta of ways to test your toughness: Mud Hero Alberta Saturday … Read More

7 Places to Walk, Hike, or Bike in Red Deer

Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural areas are well known throughout Alberta with over 100 km of amazing trails connecting users to green spaces and park attractions. Pack a few snacks or a picnic lunch and stop at one of the many day use areas along the way, sip a coffee while the kids play on one of the playground, … Read More

5 Great Campsites In and Around Red Deer

Did you know that June is National Camping Month? That means it’s time to get out in the great outdoors and go camping! We love the smell of a smokey open fire, the taste of burnt marshmallows, the fresh air, and endless starry nights. Whether it’s in Red Deer or in the County, here are some of the campgrounds we … Read More

7 Spots for a Picnic in Red Deer

Grab your checkered blanket and get ready for International Picnic Day on June 18th! Red Deer has an abundance of parks and recreation facilities, so pack up the basket and head out to a park or picnic spot near you. These are a few of the areas you can enjoy on International Picnic Day. So pick your park, find a … Read More