Earth Day

Earth Day is a day used to create awareness about the urgency of acting toward the care of our planet, not just on Earth Day, but every day! Here are a few ways we can help to preserve our environment now and for generations to come. Join us as we honour the day and do our part here in Red … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Troubled Monk

Troubled Monk has been crafting beverages and proudly serving Red Deer since 2015. With a beverage menu brimming with creative ever-changing recipes and their faithful ‘Full Time Brews’, your only trouble will be deciding which to try first, then next and then next after that… Conveniently located in the desirable community of Capstone and easily accessible from any point in … Read More

Fun Activities To Do Outdoors

Doris and Micky the Beaver

Here are a few ways we can enjoy the outdoors this weekend as we navigate through our socially distanced world. Take a walk, with over 100kms of trails for our walking leisure in Red Deer alone from Heritage Ranch to Bower Ponds, Capstone to Mackenzie Trails or maybe Gaetz lakes Sanctuary; the list is endless. Go to Lacombe hike the … Read More

Staycationing in Red Deer

Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South

Looking for something fun to do this weekend then why not book yourself a staycation at one of our incredible Red Deer and area hotels. Places like the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South located in Gasoline Alley is your one-stop staycation location. With an in-house restaurant and swimming pool (and waterslide) you have a good start to your … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Memphis Blues BBQ House Red Deer

Memphis Blues BBQ House

Perfectly smoked, slow-cooked Pulled Pork, Brisket, Ribs, Sausage, Catfish and Chicken are paired with all the barbeque fixin’s or on its own by the pound. That’s what you will find at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, it’s messy, perfect for sharing and full of Southern BBQ flavour. Oh, and don’t forget about the pie! Being relatively new to the Red Deer … Read More

Dining in Red Deer’s Backyard

Hitting the patio for some food and drinks is a much-anticipated activity Albertans embrace throughout the warmer months. After a long winter of staring longingly at our snow-covered barbeques and patio furniture, you will be happy to know that patio season has come sooner than originally planned. With the Government of Alberta announcing the return to Phase 1 of COVID-19 … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Taco Monster

Food Truck operations and business management are nothing new for local entrepreneur, Jonathan Strome. After procuring local Food Truck favourites, Chedda’ Heads and The Stache, Strome was exposed to the passion and opinions held in the community for these beloved mobile eateries. After a whole year of consideration and helpful conversations with customers, the brand behind Taco Monster began taking … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South

Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South

This company’s commitment to excellence and unparalleled service levels are the cornerstones of its success. Much like a tree, their roots run deep in the community and they are proud to be Red Deer owned and operated. Since their start in hospitality, the family business has been consistently delivering quality accommodation to their guests.   Their story is a story of … Read More

Bounds of Easter Fun!

Spring has finally arrived and with Easter just around the corner, you will be looking for some fun things to do with your family and loved ones, so hop ahead and go Explore Red Deer’s Backyard. It’s time to go on an Easter adventure! What better way to start than at Heritage Ranch for their Chase the Easter Bunny Hunt … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Bo’s Bar & Stage

Bo's Bar & Stage

Bo’s Bar & Stage is a multifaceted restaurant that is a well-known and beloved part of Red Deer’s backyard since 1996. They pride themselves in offering something different from the traditional restaurant, stage or music and event space. Bo’s has built an upstanding reputation over the years and people have come to expect and trust that the quality of everything … Read More

Daytripping Safely in the West Country

Abraham Lake

With warmer weather upon us and Spring officially here, it has never been a better time to pack up the family and head out to Clearwater County, part of David Thompson Country. There is something for everyone, with many outdoor activities including hiking, water sports, mountain biking, fishing, boating or hunting. Our partners at Ram Rides- Ram River Tours offer … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day in Red Deer

Whether or not you are of Irish descent, St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved tradition and celebrated worldwide with Stouts, green beer, Celtic music, Irish food and of course who could forget the iconic shamrock, for good luck. Here are some fun ways to celebrate and show off your love of all things green, here, in Red Deer. The Red … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Red Hart Brewing

Red Hart Brewing

Red Hart Brewing has been pouring pints in Red Deer since 2019 and will be celebrating its 2nd business anniversary, March 17th appropriately falling on St. Patrick’s Day. Located in the McKenzie Industrial Business Park, just East of Gasoline Alley, you will find their cozy neighbourhood taproom with quaint pub details and a menu that is anything but flat. With … Read More

Plant a Flower Day – March 12

Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre

With Spring just around the corner, the warmer weather is calling us outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and our outdoor surroundings. A great way to liven up your outdoor living space is to plant flowers. A fun activity for all ages and with a little TLC (and patience), you will be rewarded with colourful blossoms and floral aromas, sure to … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with Frontier Bus Lines

Frontier Bus Lines

Frontier Bus Lines has been offering superior motor coach service at affordable prices from Red Deer since 1985. Whether you are looking for a bus to charter for your group or are looking for adventure travel options to casinos, a concert, or an organized Frontier tour; you can rest assured that this Tourism Red Deer member, can accommodate any size … Read More

Camping in and around Red Deer

Discovery Wildlife Park Campground

It is never too soon to start thinking about camping and with spring just around the corner now is the time to begin planning. Starting March 4th, Alberta will be opening their Provincial Park Camping Reservations to the public. Camping has become a very popular activity, even more so as a result of COVID-19 social restrictions, you may need to … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with the Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market

Fresh, local and now in Red Deer’s Backyard, the Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market opened its doors to the public just this past November. They are the first indoor, year-round farmers’ market in the Red Deer area and are a family-friendly destination located just to the south of the city, in Gasoline Alley. With approximately 50 small Central Alberta businesses (and … Read More

Tourism Talk Tuesdays with the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Get Interactive at the AB Sports Hall of Fame

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame is interactive and fun, exhibits are always changing with fresh history insight and there are plenty of activities and space for kids of all ages to play. “People often admit that they have forgotten about us,” says Tracey Kinsella, Executive Director. “Many people haven’t been here in so long, some as long as their … Read More

Farm to Table – Canada’s Agriculture Day

DNA Gardens - Delidais Estate Winery

Tuesday, February 23 is Canada’s Agriculture Day it is a day to celebrate more than ever the food we love and the people who produce it. Today we reflect on how important supporting local producers is and thank them for their hard work and dedication to feeding our communities, country and the world – Join us as we raise a … Read More

Love Your Pet Day

Bower Ponds playing in the snow

Pets can be a great source of happiness; they provide unconditional love, constant companionship and make us laugh when we are feeling down. On Love Your Pet Day we would like to take a moment to acknowledge all pets great and small and the good they provide to our mental health and wellbeing. Let’s take a specific look at the … Read More