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

16 Ways You Know Summer Has Arrived in Red Deer

Technically speaking, the first official day of summer is June 21st, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your summer a bit early this year. Here are 16 different ways you can start Summer 2018 off right. For the History Buff For the Family For the Foodie For the Outdoor Enthusiast

Your 2018 Red Deer Mother’s Day Weekend Guide

Whether it’s an event, dinner at a fine restaurant, a walk through our beautiful trails, or a visit to Cronquist House at Bower Ponds, Red Deer has all the ingredients for a perfect Mother’s Day. Top 10 2018 Mother’s Day Activities If brunch is more of her thing, treat Mom at one of many local restaurants on May 13th.

Local Recommendations: Red Deer Springtime Ideas

The snow is starting to melt, and the air is feeling a little more fresh! Say hello to spring with so many activities and events to get up to in and around Red Deer in the month of April. Experience Spring Spring in Red Deer is something to experience and some of the city’s finest culture institutions have put together … Read More

Your Easter Weekend Guide to Red Deer

Red Deer Easter Activities

Easter is upon us and that means a nice, long weekend to get together with family, dig into some wholesome family brunch and get up to some exciting adventures with the kids. Here are some great activities to participate in over the Easter weekend. Easter Brunch The key to a good Easter weekend is a fantastic Easter brunch to kick … Read More

Local Recommendations: Red Deer Fitness & Nutrition Ideas

Red Deer Fitness Recommendations

Spring is just around the corner – and so is the urge to get outdoors and embrace a healthier lifestyle, which must be why March is the Nutrition & Fitness Month! Let’s get into everything you can do to keep fit in March in Red Deer. Experience Nature So – let’s talk about outside. One important aspect of embracing a … Read More