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

7 Ways to Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day

What are you doing on June 17th? We hope you said calling or seeing Dad because June 17th is Father’s Day! Whether it’s treating him to brunch or hiking through the forest, Red Deer has all the answers to your Father’s Day needs.

Races to Conquer in Red Deer this Summer

Is there anything better than lacing up your runners, slapping on some SPF, and hitting the trails? Red Deer has a multitude of races this summer, including walks, marathons, and obstacle courses. If you’re supporting a charity or looking just to get in shape, there is something for everyone! So come one, come all, and see which races you want … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer this June: Arts & Culture Edition

It has been a long winter but now it’s time to celebrate the start of summer! Here are some fun and exciting events taking place in Red Deer this June to help you celebrate. For the Art Lover For the Whole Family For the Gang Still looking for some summer inspiration? Visit our Events section or look for us on … Read More

Celebrate National Hamburger Day

Red Deer Burgers

Get your napkins ready because Monday, May 28th is National Hamburger Day. National Hamburger Day celebrates one of North America’s most iconic and well-loved foods — the hamburger. The History of the Burger The history of the hamburger is a mystery, but it seems as though they’re a such ubiquitous staple in the Western hemisphere that we cannot imagine a world … Read More

Local Recommendations: Red Deer Golf Guide

Red Deer Golf - May

The snow has melted, and the sun is shining. Golf season has arrived! Red Deer and Central Alberta have a plethora of courses to take advantage of all summer long. Whether it’s a full 18-hole round or a quick 9-hole outing, there are fairways and greens for all skill levels right in Red Deer’s backyard. 8 Red Deer Golf Courses … Read More