Squad goals: Teams stay and play at the Ramada Red Deer

Ramada Red Deer

You do your thing. Leave the rest to us. Hey coach, take it easy on yourself and book the team in at the Ramada Red Deer. It’s close to where you play, has a fitness centre, waterslide, pool and free hot breakfast. You’ll even have time for a soak in the hot tub. Close to playing The Ramada Red Deer … Read More

Meet the makers at Red Deer’s favourite art and craft sale

Our Best to You | Red Deer

As Westerner Park celebrates its 125th year in Red Deer, we are reflecting back on the strong partnerships we’ve made in this vibrant community. Our Best to You Art & Craft Sale is a long-time supporter of Westerner Park and one of our favourite collaborators. And even though she’s busy planning the 25th anniversary show on October 28–30, show manager … Read More

Perfect weddings at Westerner Park in 3 easy steps

Westerner Park Weddings Red Deer

As one of Alberta’s largest convention, trade show, agriculture, entertainment and sports facilities, Westerner Park hosts over 1500 events and 1.5 million visitors each year. Regardless of the size of your wedding, Westerner Park can help ensure your special day is hassle-free and memorable. Not sure how to get started? Here are three easy steps to get you on the … Read More

Flavours of Sylvan Lake

Lokal Kitchen Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is one of Alberta’s most-loved resort towns; there you can bask in the sun or skate on the lake – whatever the adventure may be, food will be a necessity. Sylvan Lake continues to grow as an Alberta culinary hub. There is a plethora of amazing restaurants in town, creating a difficult decision-making process. If you’re looking to … Read More

Tourism Red Deer’s “Be Our Guest” Winner Announced

Be Our Guest 2016 | Tourism Red Deer

Eleanor Sugarman wins an Air Canada travel prize pack.    This past summer, Tourism Red Deer encouraged Central Albertans to invite their friends and family to visit Red Deer by sending out a digital invitation postcard. Every invitation sent was entered into a draw to win an Air Canada travel prize package to bring friends or family to Red Deer. … Read More

3 Ways the Best Western Plus Red Deer Can Help Plan a Great Meeting

Best Western Red Deer Meetings

When you’re planning a meeting, you need to think about three things: finding a convenient location, booking the right meeting room and making sure no one goes hungry. Here’s how the Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in Red Deer can help. Handy location They’re halfway between your offices in Edmonton and Calgary, right off the QEII – and close … Read More

Cedarpark Cottage, an escape from the everyday

Cedarpark Cottage Sylvan Lake

Amid the quaint beauty of Sylvan Lake, one of Alberta’s most-loved resort towns, lies a rustic cottage that is an escape from the every day. Cedarpark Cottage has been around for seventeen years and counting. Owner Tammy Gierke says she has had visitors from as far as Texas and England, as well as every province in Canada. Cedarpark Cottage is … Read More

Sylvan Lake: A Destination for All Seasons

Sylvan Lake Winter

Many people flood the town of Sylvan Lake in the summer months, it is one of the most popular recreation destinations in Alberta. Don’t underestimate it as a destination for the cooler months though, there is also plenty to do in the fall and winter. For the relaxation type Yoga is a great way to relax physically, mentally and spiritually. … Read More

Jazz at the Lake: Beautiful Music in a Beautiful Setting

The Brothers Landreth

Jazz at the Lake is an annual three-part (spring, summer, fall) festival that brings in buttery smooth musicians like The Brothers Landreth, a Canadian band from Manitoba. This four-man band features a harmonica, slide guitar, drums and 27 years of musical diversity. You can see them at The Jazz at the Lake “Autumn Leaves” concert on September 23rd, 2016. The … Read More

Keeping The Trade Alive: The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum

Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum

Open Farm Days is a two-day agricultural celebration where farms and businesses across Alberta open their doors to the public. In 2016, many Central Alberta locations took part in the festivities. Here’s a look at one particular experience… Walking into the century-old Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is like stepping into a time-capsule to 1902 Central Alberta. The Museum – which … Read More

An Open Farm Days Tour of The Jungle Farm

Open Farm Days is a two-day agricultural celebration in August where farms and businesses across Alberta open their doors to the public. A commonality throughout Open Farm Days host locations is passion, and this farm did not disappoint. The Jungle Farm is filled with authentic family fun that has old and new farm favorites waiting around each corner. We were amazed … Read More

5 Unique Facts about the Village of Alix

Alix Wagon Wheel Museum

Alix is a village in Central Alberta with a big appetite for adventure. It’s a quaint beauty of a neighbourhood and its mascot happens to be an alligator. If you’re a fan of staying active, Alix is certainly calling for a visit with its variety of sports offerings. Here’s five facts you probably didn’t know about Alix, Alberta. Alix was … Read More

Mix business with pleasure at the Best Western Plus Red Deer

Best Western Plus Red Deer

Take care of business and make your family happy at the welcoming Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in Red Deer. We call this getaway: family business – highlights include: your quick and successful business thing, an afternoon of bouncing on a trampoline and goofing around together all evening in the pool. Close to your business From here at the … Read More

Exploring Delburne along Alberta’s Boomtown Trail

Anthony Henday Museum | Delburne Alberta

Whether you’re taking the scenically short drive 30 minutes east of Red Deer on highway 595 or making your way down the meandering iconic Boomtown Trail – the Village of Delburne is a great destination for a Central Alberta drive. Good food options, a friendly attitude, boomtown history and Central Alberta prairie views make Delburne a unique daytrip opportunity. Here … Read More

Sylvan Lake: Adventures on the Water

Sylvan Lake water fun

For many, Sylvan Lake beckons as a crown jewel of summer fun. An enticing drive given, given the community’s central location, and as a recreational hub, there’s nothing quite like it in Alberta. With the summer fast upon us, it has fast become the it place to be has begun. With that in mind, here’s a few things happening in … Read More

Exploring History & Culture in Central Alberta

Red Deer History and Culture

Red Deer’s a city that wears its history proudly. Heritage is a running theme that weighs heavily over the city’s arts and culture – that is, the past, present, future and how they all collide in local culture. Today you can see that in the explosion of culture in the city – here’s a list of examples you can find … Read More

Make everybody happy at the Best Western Plus

You been travelling for hours with your kids/team/boss and you’re feeling weary/pumped/out-of-small-talk. Just then, lucky you pull into the Best Western Plus, just off Hwy 2 in Red Deer. A friendly, welcoming face greets you – checks you into a clean comfortable room with free Wi-Fi, access to the onsite pool and a whole staff ready to go the extra … Read More

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site

Stephansson House

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, central Alberta was home to one of the greatest Icelandic poets of all time. The journey from Iceland to the North-West Territories (what is now Alberta) took pioneers through the Dakota territory. In an effort to escape drought conditions, many settlers looked north for more favourable surroundings. About 50 Icelanders had come to … Read More

Three Central Alberta golf days to dream about

The Nursery Golf & Country Club

Just think, in a few hours, you’ll race out of this cubicle into the summer sun, warm breeze and your lucky plaid golf shorts. Soon you’ll be out on the green, in the zone, where you belong. Until then, here are three of Central Alberta’s best courses to feed your office daydreams. Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club The Glennifer … Read More

Celebrate Summer in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Canada Day

Summer in Sylvan Lake means toes in the soft sand, ice cream, Canada Day celebrations, outdoor movies and making art in the park. Wait, did I mention ice cream? Here are nine ways to enjoy Central Alberta’s most popular beach town this July. Sandy beach and ice cream One of the very best things about Sylvan – and what makes it … Read More