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About Red Deer and Red Deer County Church Directory Connect with nature Trails Parks Recreation Attractions in the city Close by attractions Farmer’s Markets Music and entertainment Events Downtown Ghosts Winter Town of Sylvan Lake Town of Blackfalds Village of Delburne and Town of Innisfail Golf Directory Accomodations Campgrounds Bed & Breakfast Tourism Red Deer

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RED DEER

RED DEER COUNTY

Today Red Deer is the third largest city in Alberta, but no matter how big we grow we’ve still maintained our small town charm. Whatever your reason for coming to our region, you can rest assured that when you get here, you will be well taken care of.

Red Deer County is an escape from the pace of city life. The best part is that our campgrounds, fishing, ski areas, and golf courses are only a short drive away from Alberta’s two largest cities.

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In addition to the multitude of outdoor adventures, our museums, galleries, craft shops and festivals make Red Deer County a favourite among travellers.

When you’re in the Red Deer region it’s easy to connect with nature and stay active, because hiking, cycling, boating, jogging, skiing and walking spaces are right in your backyard. You’ll enjoy our trails and appreciate our nature-loving ways.

Red Deer County’s rolling scenery provides beautiful views of our many rivers, lakes and valleys. Spend the day on a working farm or cruising down the slopes of Canyon Ski Resort.

A Winning Combination Great facilities, a central location, enthusiastic volunteers and abundant high quality accommodations makes Red Deer an ideal host city for sporting events of all sizes. Red Deer has much to offer organizers of small and large sporting events, and as we gear up for the Canada Winter Games in 2019, there’s one thing we know for sure: our winning combination is going to get even better.

Most Accommodating Need a place to stay? Look no further. Whether you arrive in Red Deer tired and rumpled from a long day of travelling or energized and ready for a new adventure, you’re sure to find the ideal accommodations to suit your needs.

All About Family There are a multitude of activities, events and attractions for young families to enjoy and the best part is that many are completely free of charge. Whatever your family’s interests are, you’ll find plenty of great ways to make memories together here in Red Deer.

Take a Country Drive Red Deer County has agriculture as its backbone. Visitors are welcomed at many area farms where you can get eggs, honey, vegetables, fruits, meat, preserves, and cheese right from the farm gate or at a farmers’ market. Great attractions like U-pick farms, corn mazes, sunflower mazes, greenhouses, antique shops and museums dot the peaceful countryside.

Love a Lake Whether you enjoy boating, fishing, watersports or swimming, there’s a lake in Red Deer County that perfectly suits your purpose. The three major recreational lakes in Red Deer County are Pine Lake, Sylvan Lake and Gleniffer Reservoir.

History Comes Alive Did you know that the “Shakespeare of Iceland” was an Alberta homesteader? Unable to sleep at nights, Stephan G. Stephansson wrote poetry in his native tongue and became famous in his homeland. Today you can visit his original homestead along the Scandinavian Trail (scandinaviantrail. ca). Other wonderful attractions include the Danish Canadian Museum, the Dickson Store Museum, Historic Markerville and the Markerville Creamery.

Get Your Game On Golfers love the many courses in Red Deer County that offer everything from beginner to championship level play.

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May 25-28: Danish Canadian Conference (Red Deer & Dickson) July 1: Canada Day July 9: Æbleskiver ‘N’ Jam August 19-20: Viking Days August 19: Feast with the Vikings September 4: Closing Day November 4: Julestue [Danish Bazaar] at Spruce View Hall

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CHURCH DIRECTORY Sunnybrook United Church

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C O N N E C T W I T H N AT U R E The Red Deer region is well known for its remarkable trail system and its commitment to preserving nature and wildlife. It was here in Red Deer in 1924 that Alberta’s first federal migratory bird sanctuary was established on almost 118 hectares of protected land within the city limits. Today there are more than 100 kilometres of trails inside the city and almost 3,000 kilometres more in the region connecting communities and people with nature. Lakes, wetlands, rivers, meadows, and forests can all be explored right inside the city of Red Deer and you’ll see many species of birds and mammals along the way. If you’re lucky, you might spot an eagle, an owl, beaver or even a moose in your wanderings.

Pop into the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to learn more about area’s wildlife, take part in an educational program or go on a guided nature walk. The Centre rents snowshoes in the winter, making nature walks a year-round activity. Exercising outside is easy and enjoyable thanks to an extensive paved trail system that is beloved by joggers, walkers and cyclists, much of which is cleared of snow in the winter. Outdoor gym facilities are located at various places along the trail system along with benches, playgrounds and picnic areas. Those who want to cycle even further can hop on the Trans Canada Trail that connects The City of Red Deer with The Town of Blackfalds and The City of Lacombe.

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TRAILS Waskasoo Park Trail System Walks, Hikes & Bikes Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well known throughout Alberta with over 100 km of easily accessible, paved, walking, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails connecting park users to beautiful green areas and park attractions. Pack a picnic lunch and stop at one of the many picnic tables or shelters along the way, sip a coffee while the kids play on one of the playgrounds, or just breathe in the sweet clean air and listen to the birds on a peaceful walk.

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Grab a coffee and head out for a quiet morning stroll along the ponds or head out with the kids later in the day and combine your walk with a stop at the playground. Take advantage of the trails along the river to extend your walk to Heritage Ranch.

Heritage Ranch Heritage Ranch is a great starting point if you’re planning to explore the trail system throughout the river valley and a destination on its own with a network of over 20 km of official and informal trails. Located along the river, the area was once used as a quarry and has now been fully reclaimed into an amazing green space with a fishing pond.

Maskepetoon Park Come out and enjoy this free family favorite that features: ō a lazy river ō shallow pool

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A new playground area is under construction and will open late summer. Discovery Canyon is open June to September (weather dependent).

Explore over 3 km of interpretive trails in an area nested along the Red Deer River. The park includes many unique natural features including one of the most easterly located tamarack fen in the province.

Devonian Trail The Devonian Trails connect a series of smaller parks along Piper and Waskasoo Creek, from the southern edge of the city to the Red Deer River. Follow the entire trail from Bower Woods to Gaetz Park or bring the family to Rotary Picnic Park and explore the trails leading to nearby Kin Kanyon where another playground awaits.

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Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary The federal Red Deer Migratory Bird Sanctuary, established in 1924, is the oldest of only 4 in Alberta. Follow the Dr. George path (wheelchair accessible) for a 1 km loop with a stop at the bird blind on the west lake or head out for a 4 km hike along the edge of the sanctuary. Take your time to stop and look at the flowers, birds and wildlife that make their home in this wild refuge in the middle of the city.

Finding Your Way With so many trails to explore, figuring out where to start and end will be your most daunting task. To make the most of your trail experience we recommend that you head over to Pursuit Adventures’ website prst.ca/waskasoo to view and even print maps of suggested routes.

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McKenzie Trails Recreation Area Once the site of a gravel pit, a landfill and a sawmill, this riverside park is a reclamation success story. It now hosts paved paths, a beautiful lake where Canada Geese nest and a a cool spruce forest.

Explore Central Alberta on a small group or private tour. Head out with our professional guides on a day hike, sightseeing tour or snowshoe adventure. No experience necessary, tours are available for all experience levels. pursuitadventures.ca

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PARKS Blue Grass Sod Farms Central Spray & Play

Kiwanis Picnic Park and Playground

Located in the heart of downtown (47A Avenue and 48 Street), Red Deer’s outdoor water park features spray, splash and play equipment with zones designed for different ages, with 35 different interactive components that promise to deliver cool refreshing family fun on hot summer days.

A very popular spot, nearby you can play nine holes at the par 3 pitch and putt golf course or enjoy a game of horseshoes. There is a boat launch area, which is also used in winter for snowmobilers to access the river.

Discovery Canyon Welcome to Red Deer’s nature themed play space for family water adventure and outdoor exploration. Discovery Canyon features a unique interactive water feature complete with rapids, sandy beaches, viewing decks, picnic areas and more.

Great West Adventure BMX Park The site of an 335 metre technical track for BMX biking, complete with many obstacles including triple and double jumps, step-ups and more. Local, regional and national championships have been held here and it is the home of the Red Deer BMX Club.

Created and maintained by mountain bike users, these trails provide climbs, drops and various features for beginner, intermediate and advanced mountain bikers looking for a challenge! An environmentally sensitive wetlands area featuring special waterfowl, this natural parkland area is attractive to pedestrians and borders.

Bower Ponds Bower Ponds offers a variety of recreation opportunities and a large playground with a view of the river. Stop by the Pavilion that is equipped with a cafe, board games room, washrooms and equipment rentals - paddle boats and water balls in summer, and ice skates in winter. An outdoor stage attracts many events each year including Canada Day celebrations and Shakespeare in the Park. bowerponds.ca

Rotary Park State-of-the-art playground, with more than 50 play activities for children, picnic shelters, fire-pits and washrooms are available on site. Climb to the top of Piper Mountain for a spectacular view of the city. Nearby is a skate park, which is a popular destination for skateboarders.

Cronquist House Come and enjoy the unique ambience of this beautifully restored 1912 Victorian styled heritage home in its picturesque setting overlooking Bower Ponds in Great Chief Park. The Cronquist Tea House is Open from May to October and December. The House may be rented for meetings, weddings, showers, birthday parties and other private functions all year long. rdchs.com

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Kin Kanyon Boasts hiking and biking trails that wind along the creek valley. Enjoy a picnic or hot dog roast, cool your feet in the wading pool or enjoy the playground area.

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Head out on a 3 km loop along the river and the area’s many ponds, take in one of the side trails or extend your adventure along the paths leading to River Bend Golf Course or back into the city.

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R E C R E AT I O N Water and fun are abundant at each of the four recreation facilities in Red Deer. Get active with us and learn about Red Deer’s indoor recreation facilities and spaces. Register in a program or activity or check out the diverse variety of drop in programs and activities. reddeer.ca

Collicutt Centre There’s tons of fun for the whole family at this state-of-the-art 250,000 sq. ft. fitness and wellness centre, including 290 m four lane running track, 2 indoor soccer pitches, an NHL size ice arena, gymnastics facility, field house as well as 2 climbing walls, bouldering room, and an indoor wave pool with spray park and waterslide.

Outdoor Facilities & Amenities Edgar Soccer Fields / Athletic Park 6905 Edgar Industrial Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.346.4259 Great Chief Park 4707 64 Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403.309.8411

GH Dawe Community Centre Amazing water features at the Dawe include a hot tub, lane pool, leisure pool with two waterslides and a splash pool. You can also enjoy working out in the fitness centre, skating or playing broom ball in the arena or enjoy a class in the fitness studio. Kids love the Dawe too and will have a blast in the child minding area.

Indoor Facilities & Amenities Kinex Arena A 4725 43 Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.342.8257 Kinsmen Community Arena # 5 McIntosh Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.342.8256 Pidherney Curling Centre 4725 43 Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.346.3777

Michener Aquatic Centre The facility boasts a lane pool, therapy/play pool, and a separate dive tank. There is a small fitness area along with a great sauna to complete your workouts.

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Collicutt Centre 3031 – 30 Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.358.7529 reddeer.ca/collicuttcentre G.H. Dawe Community Centre 56 Holt Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.406.8600 reddeer.ca/dawe Michener Aquatic Centre 51A Street & 38Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.342.2853 reddeer.ca/michener Red Deer Recreation Centre 4501 – 47A Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.309.8428 reddeer.ca/recreationcentre

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Westerner Park 4847A – 19 Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.343.7800 westernerpark.ca

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AT T R A C T I O N S IN THE CITY Historic Fort Normandeau New exhibits and a reconstruction of the original Fort at Red Deer Crossing sets the stage to bring the early history of Red Deer to life. Join us for programs, exhibits and seasonal special events. A heritage garden, poultry yard and teepees are set up for public enjoyment from May through to the fall. waskasoopark.ca

Norwegian Laft Hus Museum Housed in a sod-roofed log building in downtown’s Heritage Square, the museum celebrates the contribution of Norwegian immigrants to Central Alberta. View our collection of artifacts while sampling a Norwegian treat, or ask an interpreter or volunteer for a tour. Programs are available for all ages on topics such as folk art or baking instruction and more. norwegianlafthussociety.ca

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery Make the MAG your next stop when exploring Red Deer! Create your own masterpiece at art programs and events, take in an art exhibit, or learn how truly remarkable Red Deer is through our history exhibit. There are a variety of opportunities available year-round to explore your imagination! reddeermuseum.com

Heritage Ranch Visitors to Heritage Ranch can enjoy carriage rides, trail rides, walking trails, fishing pond, kayak rentals and a fully licensed restaurant with lunch and dinner menus and packages. heritageranch.ca

Sunnybrook Farm In the heart of the city, Sunnybrook Farm Museum gives its visitors a chance to celebrate the early days of mixed farming and the chance to find their rural roots as they explore Red Deer’s oldest farm. sunnybrookfarmmuseum.ca

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Interactive. Informative. Inspiring. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating 60 Years of Alberta Sport Heritage and we’re excited to turn your visit into a family friendly, interactive adventure! Have fun exploring our interactive games and galleries while discovering Alberta’s sport heroes. Let us help you plan your birthday parties, special events, or corporate receptions in our unique environment. Be surprised at what you will discover inside. Open daily! ashfm.ca

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C L O S E B Y AT T R A C T I O N S Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions (Stettler) Discover an exciting adventure on board a real steam or diesel-powered train. Different themes are enacted throughout the season, including murder mysteries, family, stage shows, train robberies, seniors and teddy bear specials. All trips include full course buffet-style meal and on-board entertainment. absteamtrain.com

Danish Canadian Museum (Spruce View)

Historic Markerville

Experience 14 acres of traditional Danish Gardens, featuring the authentic Freydis Joanna ‘Viking Ship’ and Naust ‘Ship House’, restored buildings, the Children’s Garden of Imagination and museum artifacts. Enjoy guided tours and Danish cuisine served by costumed interpreters in the licensed living history Saga Cafe. stepintothesaga.com

Experience culture & history in this traditionally Icelandic hamlet. The Creamery museum offers guided tours of commercial butter production set in 1932. Relax in our courtyard, enjoy Icelandic delights or your favourite ice cream. You’ll agree this is Central Alberta’s hidden gem! Open daily 10 am to 5 pm mid May to Labour Day. historicmarkerville.com

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Ellis Bird Farm (Lacombe) Ellis Bird Farm is an excellent spot for bird watching. The farm has extensive wetlands and hosts a large purple martin colony, a large collection of nestboxes and demonstration wildlife gardens, all connected with wheelchair-accessible paths. Nature-based events and workshops are held throughout the summer season from Victoria Day to Labour Day. ellisbirdfarm.ca

RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (Innisfail) Public demonstrations are conducted every Wednesday afternoon between Victoria Day and Labour Day, beginning at 2 pm. The demonstration lasts approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge.

Kraay Family Farm (Lacombe) The Kraay Family Farm, Home of the Lacombe Corn Maze is an agritainment venue you don’t want to miss! Featuring the world famous 15-acre Lacombe Corn Maze and over 40 different activities and services on the farm. Open from the end of July until mid October. kraayfamilyfarm.com

Discovery Wildlife Park (Innisfail) Discovery Wildlife Park provides “forever” homes for orphaned and rescued animals. Many native and exotic species call DWP their home. Tigers, jaguars, lions, wolves and bears all provide an animal experience you will not soon forget! Daily presentations by our professional trainers offer visitors an up close, personal opportunity to meet these animals and learn about the pressures they are facing in the wild. discoverywildlifepark.com

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Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site (Spruce View) Restored to its 1927 appearance, Stephansson House offers a look at Alberta Icelandic heritage and the life of pioneer poet, Stephan G. Stephansson and his family. Costumed guides provide interpretive house tours, demonstrations, pioneer crafts, curriculum based education programs and special activities. Open daily from mid May through Labour Day. stephanssonhouse.org

Scandinavian Trail Spend the day or the weekend off the beaten track in Central Alberta with the Scandinavian Trail. Enjoy authentic cultural experiences, learn about Alberta’s history, and spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. scandinaviantrail.ca

Skydive Big Sky (Innisfail) A complete skydive experience for both newcomers and expert jumpers alike. Focus is on skydiving safety and providing the ultimate parachuting experience to anyone visiting their facility. Discover the ultimate thrill of skydiving. skydivebigsky.ca

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site At Rocky Mountain House National Hostoric site you can explore the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, original highway to the west. Follow in the footsteps of Indigenous Peoples, fur traders and legendary explorer David Thompson, Daily Métis programming and camping in RVs, tipis and trappers tents. pc.gc.ca/rockymountainhouse

Lacombe Regional Tourism With its lovely flatiron building and Edwardian-style heritage brick buildings, it’s easy to see why this charming community was once named one of the prettiest towns in Canada. Lakes, trails and green spaces are plentiful in and around Lacombe and they’re fun to explore. Lacombe is surrounded by unique attractions that beg to be explored. Visit Ellis Bird Farm and learn about the birds in your own backyard. Get lost in a corn maze and enjoy the animals and adventures at Kraay Family Farm. Buy farm fresh food and shop for antiques at Brown Eggs and Lamb. Go for a hike or cross country ski through JJ Collett natural area. Spend a day building sandcastles at Aspen Beach Provincial Park. There’s no shortage of sites to see in and around Lacombe. lacombetourism.com

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Sylvan Lake Farmers' Market Come and taste the difference of locally grown produce! Come for supper, stay to shop and visit! There’s something for everyone – concessions, fresh vegetables, fruits, cheese, wine, meats, home-baked products, jams and jellies, preserves, honey, frozen foods such as cabbage rolls, perogies and spring rolls, crafts of all varieties, jewelry, clothing, pet products, soaps, sauces and dips, bouncy castle, and much more. Located at 5104 Lakeshore Drive, at the old waterslide site, beside Chateau Suites. For more details, check our websitewww.sylvanlakefarmersmarket.ca or find us on FaceBook.

Local vendors selling fresh baked goods, vegetables, honey, jams, crafts, clothing, jewellery, accessories, beauty products, and much much more ore !!! Come along and shop till you drop, visit with friends and have a bite to eat at our favourite food truck !!!

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MUSIC IS LIFE Music soothes the human soul and ignites our passions and creativity. It is a vehicle of expression and at its very best, it is an art form. Plato wrote, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” We celebrate music in all its forms. Red Deer has an enthusiastic community band society and there are five adult community concert bands that are active from September through May playing everything from classical to jazz-rock, funk, and Latin music.

Against the Wall Theatre – Bull Skit – bullskitcomedy.com Bard on Bower - primestocktheatre.com Cornerstone Youth Theatre - cornerstoneyouththeatre.org Central Alberta Theatre – centralalbertatheatre.net Ignition Theatre – ignitiontheatre.ca Red Deer Players - reddeerplayers.com Tree House Youth Theatre - treehouseyouththeatre.ca

Live Entertainment Blarney Stone Pub: 6320 50 Ave Bo’s Bar & Grill: 2310 50 Ave Cheers Riverside Meadows: 6017 54 Ave East 40th Pub: 3811 40 Avenue Fionn MacCool’s: 1935 Gaetz Avenue Hideout Eats & Beats: 411 Lantern Street International Beer Haus & Stage: 5008 48 St LBG’s: 6315 Horn St Murph’s Pub & Grill: 5020 47 A Ave One Eleven Grill: 5301 43 St Quality Inn North Hill: 7150 50 Ave The Hub On Ross: 4936 Ross St The Lux: 4928 Ross St The Vat Pub: 5301 43 St

Art Galleries Corridor Gallery: Recreation Centre, 4501 47 A Avenue Kiwanis Gallery: Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49 Street

Red Deer Royals In the summer months, the Red Deer Royals perform traditional and contemporary music in concert, parade and field show settings. This award-winning marching band is made up of young band members representing more than 20 schools throughout the region and an adult band that have delighted crowds locally and internationally. reddeerroyals.com

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

Marjorie Wood Gallery: Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Avenue

Nationally recognized quality symphonic music has been at the core of a vibrant arts and culture scene in Central Alberta thanks to the talents and efforts of the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra (RDSO). Regular performances team the professional orchestra with featured guest performers and choirs for a thrilling and diverse season of professional concert music. rdso.ca

Sunworks: 4924 Ross Street

Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery: 4525 47 A Avenue The Hub on Ross: 4936 Ross Street Viewpoint Gallery: 3827 39 Street Wall2Wall: 4711 49 Avenue

Artists’ Studio Tour 2017 Join us June 24-25 1:00pm-4:30pm for this free self-guided tour that invites the public into the home studio spaces of 16 local artists in 12 studios to experience their creative process, view their artwork or purchase art available for sale. Hosted by Red Deer Arts Council. reddeerartscouncil. wordpress.com

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EE VVEEN TNST S Westerner Days Fair & Exposition Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration, Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is celebrated at Westerner Park in July. Enjoy five days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed entertainment! This event has everything that people are looking for in summer festivities – live entertainment, good food and great company. westernerdays.ca

Central Alberta Children’s Festival Over 40 tents and activity stations fill the park in June each year for this two day event that features entertainers, crafts, and activities for families, with the opportunity to be creative, build knowledge and most importantly have fun! centralalbertachildrensfestival.ca

Canada Day

Test Your Toughness

The community celebrates its heritage and commemorate Canada’s Birthday. This gathering of Central Alberta’s diverse cultural groups allows people of all ages to enjoy food, dance and music from around the world. Bower Ponds provides a perfect setting for varied and colorful entertainment, and ending with an exciting fireworks display. This event is free.

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. There’s something for nearly every age and fitness level with SUPER SPARTAN in July and MUD HERO in August.

Come see what makes Red Deer Remarkable!

Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration The Showcase Spectacular in July will feature a selection of the great hymns of the church. The stories of how these pillars of faith were made into songs will be joined by guest artists performing a hymn of choice. gospelmusic.ca

Woody’s RV World Marathon The Woody’s RV World Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k takes place through Red Deer’s famous park and trail system in May. Experience scenic winding paths following along the majestic Red Deer River. With small race charm and big race benefits, our event has repeatedly been ranked among Alberta’s best races. reddeermarathon.ca

CentreFest CentreFest is Central Alberta’s largest street performer’s festival and takes place in downtown Red Deer in July. Contortionists, jugglers, comedians, musicians, street market vendors, face painters and Kids’ World. Expect the unexpected, prepare to be amazed! Fun for the whole family. centrefest.ca

(2018) Rock’ n Red Deer www.reddeermuseum.com (403)309-8405 4525 - 47A Ave., Red Deer, AB

Over 850 hot rods, customs and classic 50’s, 60’s & 70’s cruisers are on display to the public. Event highlights include day cruises, Friday night “Cruise In” in downtown Red Deer plus an outdoor stage with continuous live music all day Saturday and Sunday. rocknreddeer.com

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DOWNTOWN Explore the culture of the heart of our city with a stroll along the pedestrian-friendly downtown streets. With outdoor patio dining, murals, festivals, art galleries, boutique shopping and an array of dining options, Red Deer’s downtown area has become a thriving neighbourhood that is a vibrant and dynamic part of the city.

Art Alley A collaborative project transforms the walls of Downtown Red Deer into a vibrant, positive space for the community with eight original murals already completed and three more to the alleys of our city by the end of the summer season. In each location, original, hand-painted murals by local artists are on display.

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Starting May 31 the farmers’ market comes to Little Gaetz Avenue in downtown Red Deer every Wednesday from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. You can purchase farm fresh food from nearby farms including meat, fresh vegetables and fruit, baked goods and handmade items at this accredited Alberta Farmers’ Market.

Red Deer is a vibrant community that celebrates the arts, and on the first Friday of every month is a chance to see local art, enjoy live music and refreshments at our downtown art galleries. First Friday Red Deer is an ongoing partnership with the Red Deer Arts Council supported by the Downtown Business Association.

Food Truck Fridays

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Lunchtime is special on Fridays when the food truck vendors converge between 11 am and 2 pm on 50th Street. Try a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich from Chedda Heads Grilled Cheese Truck, sample some homemade ice cream from Peppermint Andy’s Ice Cream Wagon, sip gourmet coffee from the Cool Beans Coffee Bus and much more.

To avoid disappointment please call ahead, we may be hosting a private event.

Come out and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and great music happening on the city’s largest patio right in the heart of downtown Red Deer. Ross Street Patio runs from June through August featuring Patio Parties on the second Friday of each month with live music from a variety of local artists.

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SILENT LEGACY The City of Red Deer is home to one of the largest public collections of life-sized bronze sculptures (ghosts) in Canada. There are currently ten ghosts scattered throughout downtown. One of the most dramatic is “Sound the Alarm,” located at 49 Street and 48 Avenue. This bronze, which depicts firefighters and their horses surging into action, is a vibrant historical representation. When you visit this ghost, you can also see many more pieces of Red Deer’s history – all within a short walking distance. “Sound the Alarm” is located next to the former Armoury/Fire Hall, one of the oldest buildings in Red Deer, which now houses a portion of Red Deer Public Library. The building can also be your starting place for heritage walking tours, and a map located on the second floor inside will point you in the right direction.

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WINTER

ALL DAY BUFFET EVERY DAY WITH DIM SUM

Let’s face it, when the mercury plunges and nature wraps itself in a thick, snowy blanket, there is some temptation to stay inside and slip into hibernation mode. Fortunately, there are also plenty of tempting reasons to get outside and embrace the season – snow and all. Grab your toque and try some of these cool ways to make friends with Old Man Winter.

Canyon Ski Resort Alberta’s largest non-mountain resort with 20 runs & 6 lifts. Offering night skiing, snow tubing, ski/snowboard lessons & rentals during the winter season. During the summer season book Canyon as a unique venue to host your next event. canyonski.ca

Pursuit Adventures Winter is never boring. Play in the snow, catch up with friends and make the most out of this amazing season. Ride the ski bus and head out to the mountain resorts for a day of skiing. Join us on a snowshoe adventure as we explore the trails of the Red Deer area or head out a little further to David Thompson Country. Enjoy an evening of snowshoeing under the stars and experience the quietness of the night, right here in the city. pursuitadventures.ca

Red Deer Rebels If you want to see how we really feel about sports, come to a Red Deer Rebels game. Our WHL team draws big crowds of loyal fans to the ENMAX Centrium to proudly show off their burgundy and black, eat hot dogs, and cheer on the Rebels… loudly! RedDeerRebels.com

Heritage Ranch All winter long, Heritage Ranch offers magical sleigh rides through a winter wonderland decorated with more than 20,000 sparkling lights. Hot chocolate and blankets are provided. heritageranch.ca

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APPETIZERS Dim Sum Spring Roll 1. Egg Roll 2. Spring Roll 3. Crispy Wonton (12) 4. Dry Garlic Spareribs 5. Fried Wonton Szechuan Style 6. Pork Dumplings (12) 7. Deep Fried Chicken Wings 8. BBQ Pork SOUP 9. Wor Wonton Soup (for 2) 10. Wonton Soup 11. Wor Mein Soup (for 2) 12. Chicken Noodle Soup 13. Hot & Sour Soup (for 2) CHICKEN 14. Chicken with Black Bean Sauce 15. Lemon Chicken 16. Chicken Hot Pot (boneless) 17. Szechuan Chicken 18. Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls 19. Curry Chicken 20. Almond Guy Ding (stir fried) 21. Almond Soo Guy (deep fried) 22. Chicken with Cashew Nuts 23. Moo Goo Guy Pan 24. Palace Style Chicken 25. Ginger Chicken BEEF 26. Beef Tenderloin with Black Bean Sauce 27. Special Beef Tenderloin 28. Beef with Broccoli 29. Beef with Green Peppers in Black Bean Sauce 30. Beef with Fresh Tomatoes 31. Beef with Snow Peas 32. Ginger Beef 33. Curry Beef 34. Beef with Satay Sauce 35. Szechuan Beef 36. Mushrooms with Beef Hot Pot 37. Beef Ginger Hot Pot PORK 38. Salt & Pepper Pork 39. Sweet & Sour Spareribs 40. Sweet & Sour Pork 41. Honey Garlic Spareribs 42. Diced Pork with Cashew Nuts 43. Palace Style Pork 44. Peking Sweet & Sour Spareribs SEAFOOD 45. Deep Fried Shrimp 46. Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce 47. Shrimp with Cashew Nuts 48. Pan Fried Prawn 49. Palace Style Shrimp 50. Scallops in Black Bean Sauce 51. Salt & Pepper Squid 52. Shrimp with Snow Peas 53. Shrimp with Fresh Tomatoes 54. Curry Shrimp 55. Scallops with Snow Peas

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C O M M U N I T I E S O F C E N T R A L A L B E R TA T O W N o f S Y LVA N L A K E Consider Yourself Invited to our lakeside town that has become one of Alberta’s most popular beach and boating destinations. With a beautiful lakefront park, water sports rentals, golf courses, restaurants and many other amenities, Sylvan Lake has long been one of the top summer destinations in the province. But visitors shouldn’t restrict themselves to summer when it comes to this beachfront town. Sylvan Lake offers four full seasons of fun.

Recreation

Festivals and Events There’s always something going on in Sylvan Lake and visitors can enjoy a host of wonderful festivals and events in every season. Enjoy outstanding live Jazz music during Jazz at the Lake. Hit up a small town parade and street festival at 1913 Days in June or bundle up and enjoy the Santa Claus Parade and Yuletide Festival in late November. The list goes on and on.

Our new NexSource Centre boasts 155,000+ square foot recreation and senior centre is where community is built- in fact, the centre is the result of our community coming together to support and fundraise.

Winter Fun In winter, the lake has one of the longest outdoor skating tracks in North America and regularly hosts the winter speed skating marathon. Ice fishing is also popular and anglers vie for Northern Pike, Whitefish, Yellow Perch and Walleye.

Fun in the Sun Explore the 42.8 square km lake by renting a paddleboard, kayak, canoe or a motorboat. You can also try the new Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash, the ultimate aquatic playground! Sylvan Lake Park includes picnic tables, change houses, playgrounds and a pier, as well as picnic shelters, which are available for rent. Nearby you’ll find scooter rentals, bumper cars and mini-golf.

Camping Jarvis Bay Provincial Park is located 7 km north of the town and has fully serviced campsites, hiking trails and track set trails for cross country skiing in winter.

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T O W N O F B L A C K FA L D S A vibrant and youthful centre just minutes north of Red Deer with so many family friendly activities, events, and award winning recreational amenities – it’s no wonder we’re the fastest growing community in Alberta. Learn more about what’s happening at blackfalds.com

Totally Connected Hop on your bike and ride the TransCanada Trail (TCT) connecting Blackfalds to Red Deer and Lacombe. Along the way, you can pass right through the Abbey Centre on the only indoor section of the TCT in Canada.

Play at Abbey Centre The Abbey Centre and adjacent All-Star Park is Central Alberta’s hub for family leisure and play.Kids of all ages will be impressed with the outdoor aquatic centre that includes a pool, waterslides, splash park and hot tub. Inside, kids can climb, jump and slide on the 3-story indoor play space. Avid runners, walkers and other fitness buffs can use the 4 lane indoor running track and state-of-the-art fitness centre and field house gymnasiums. The Abbey Centre is also an ideal rental facility for parties and meetings.

Play Some Sports The All-Star Park and Multi-Plex facilities offer baseball diamonds, soccer fields, indoor and outdoor hockey arenas and skating rinks cultivating an active lifestyle for residents and visitors alike. Camping, picnic areas, a playground, showers, and concession are right at hand.

Summer Fun There’s no better place to be on a hot summer day than at Tayles Water Spray Park with its interactive water spray features, a gazebo, picnic tables and attached playground. Older kids will be awed by the new skate park (opening June 2017) and bike skills park (opening 2018).

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VILLAGE of DELBURNE Located just 40-km east of Red Deer in Alberta’s beautiful Parkland region, Delburne is a quaint agricultural community located in the centre of Alberta’s scenic Parkland region. Providing a peaceful rural retreat with plenty of country charm. Here you will be able to explore Delburne’s pioneer past while touring a replica homesteader’s cabin, a one room school, a coal mine exhibit, a CN train station and caboose, extensive displays of local businesses and a variety of farming implements in a machine shed. Or head on over to Fawn Meadows Golf and Country Club for a round of golf or enjoy a meal at their fully licensed restaurant.

T O W N o f I N N I S FA I L Conveniently situated on the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, Innisfail is a thriving mid-sized community in what some may say is the perfect location. It’s just 15 minutes south of Red Deer and an hour north of Calgary, so take a look around and discover all that Innisfail has to offer. Whether you’re interested in local history, vikings or unique art, Innisfail has several local hotspots for galleries, events and museum displays. Enjoy one of the many golf courses in and around Innisfail from annual tournaments to just getting out on the fairway. Keep busy in Innisfail with activities for all ages, from swimming or bowling to skydiving or getting your picture taken with a bear, we’ve got it all.

*Photo courtesy of Red Deer Advocate

Start your journey in Innisfail.

FORT OSTELL MUSEUM 5320 - 54 Street, Ponoka. Alberta T4J 1L9

81 93 9F16

(North end of Centennial Park on Hwy 2A)

V i s i t w ww.InnisfailTourism.com for events, activities, dates & locations.

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GOLF DIRECTORY

GOLF FOR PROS & NOVICES WITH A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

RESERVATIONS: 403.845.5001

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FROM ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE Drive north on Highway 22 toward Drayton Valley. Turn east (right) on Highway 12, toward Lacombe. Drive 7.5 km. You will see the clubhouse on the right side of the road.

VISIT: WWW.CANYONCREEKGOLF.CA

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LACOMBE GOLF and COUNTRY CLUB

Tee Times – 403.782.1200, Website – golflacombe.com Monday – Thursday $44 Green fee, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

DAILY GOLF SPECIALS: Corner of Highway 11 & 781 EARLYBIRD SUNRISE TO 9 AM for $29 (403) 887-5100 QUICK 9 HOLES: Sunrise to hour and a www.golfsylvanlake.com half after $20

MONDAY SPECIAL: All day Monday $29 TWILIGHT GOLF: 3pm to sundown $29 MOONLIGHT GOLF: 6:30-sundown $21 **carts not included**

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6000, 50TH AVENUE, LACOMBE ALBERTA

WEDNESDAY ALL DAY

– Senior’s Day • Reduced Green Fees for anyone 50+ 7629376

Dean McBride, Director of Golf proshop@coyotecreekresort.ca (403) 638-2450 ext. 204 NW20-32-5W5 32351 Range Road 55 Sundre, AB www.coyotecreekresort.ca ...Located 6 miles N. and 1/2 mile west from Highway 27 (Westward Ho Corner).  We are offering 2 for 1 golf every Mondays and Tuesdays. There will be League Night specials, please call the Clubhouse at 403-556-4010 for details.

TWIGHLIGHT SPECIAL MONDAY-THURSDAY 5 PM $35.00 EACH CART INCL. Kids 14 & under golf for free when accompanied by an adult.

Box 553, 1750 - 20 St. Delburne, Alberta T0M 0V0

403-749-3296

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Fawn Meadows is a beautiful 9 hole course located just 30 minutes east of Red Deer, Alberta along the historic Highway 21 and the “Boomtown Trail”.

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A C C O M O D AT I O N Need a place to stay? Look no further. Whether you arrive in Red Deer tired and rumpled from a long day of travelling or energized and ready for a new adventure, you’re sure to find the ideal accommodations to suit your needs.

Most Accommodating There are a wide variety of accommodation styles ranging from quaint and historic inns, to country B&Bs to modern large scale hotels with ballrooms and conference facilities. Whether you are looking for a place to host a convention, a suite with a kitchenette for a prolonged work stopover, or a hotel suitable for hosting your sports team on their big road trip, you will find it here.

Meeting in the Middle Red Deer’s central location is convenient for organizations whose membership is spread out across the province, but that is just one of several factors that make the region a good destination for tradeshows, meetings and conventions. Great meeting facilities at competitive rates, an abundant supply of reasonably priced accommodations and friendly western hospitality have been vital to the city’s success as a host destination. Whatever your reason for coming, you can rest assured that when you get here, you will be well taken care of.

Buy one hour, get one hour free!* **with this advertisement, not valid with other offers

jump360.ca • 6833 66 Street • 403.986.JUMP

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CAMPGROUNDS MINI GOLF • DRIVING RANGE • RV PARK 18 Hole Championship Mini Golf Course 375 Yard Driving Range RV Lots are fully serviced! Special Offer in RV park For May, June & Sept.

Pay 2 Nights midweek and Stay 3 nights!

Discovery Wildlife Park (Innisfail) Located within the zoo, campers can experience the sights and sounds of the animals during the night with personal encounters and programming. The new campground has 65 powered sites that are wrapped around a new stocked fishing pond! Packages are available for camping and admission to the Park, plus the Evening Animal Experiences can be added to make your stay even more memorable! discoverywildlifepark.com

Lions Campground Located 20 min. North of Red Deer at Gull Lake

Call 403-748-4855 | www.summerlandleisurepark.com

(Red Deer) Located in the heart of Red Deer, this campground combines the beauty of a park with the convenience of the City. The Red Deer River provides a striking backdrop to the campground, and campers are welcome to enjoy the expansive trail system that winds its way along the scenic waterway. reddeerlionscampground.com

Summerland RV Leisure Park (Gull Lake) Located near Gull Lake, this park has large back in sites with power, water and sewer. Sites are well spaced with gravel pad and large grass area and each contain a firepit and picnic table. Season mid April – mid October (weather permitting). Daily, weekly and monthly rates (May, June and September only) are available. Reservations are recommended. summerlandleisurepark.com

Trenville Park (Elnora) Conveniently located on the banks of the Red Deer River, just 45 mins north-east of Elnora with secluded tree sites. Trenville Park is a great family oriented campground and day-use area. visitreddeer.com

Westerner Campground (Red Deer) Our 98 large gravel sites offer 15, 30 or 50 Amp electrical services, sewer hookup and water depending on season and site location. 41 pull through sites to accommodate large RVs. There are a total of 38 all year round full hook up sites available for short or long term rental. westernercampground.com

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B E D & B R E A K FA S T Cedarpark Cottage (Sylvan Lake) 2 bedroom fully equipped cottage with cozy wood burning stove and the fire pit in the beautiful backyard is sure to please, whether you are here for a vacation or a business trip. The cottage is within walking distance to the beach, playgrounds, restaurants and many ice cream parlors. cedarparkcottage.com

Red Lodge Guest Ranch (Bowden) The Red Lodge Guest Ranch, a historic family owned and operated ranch, has been welcoming guests from around the world, to experience their working cattle and horse ranch, for over 25 years. The Ranch was homesteaded in 1905 and now, into the fourth generation, has been in the family for over 85 years. redlodgeoutfitters.com

Dutchess Manor Retreat

At Duchess Manor in Red Deer, you will relax and reduce your stress in a beautiful house with hardwood floors that is more than one hundred years old that combines comfort and a on site spa. To learn more about our manicures or spa packages or book an appointment, give the spa a call today. dmanorretreat.ca

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Call 403-343-6666 for reservations

3310 50 Ave-Sheraton Hotel Red Deer AB 403.341.4343 sidestreet@sidestreetfashion.com

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Welcome to Red Deer & Red Deer County A hub for tourism, culture, entertainment, heritage and business. We invite you to discover and experience all the amenities and hospitality that our community has to offer. Plan your next holiday, weekend getaway, convention or family reunion in Red Deer. Contact Tourism Red Deer 403.346.0180

Red Deer & Area Attractions

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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Historic Fort2 Normandeau / Tourism Red Deer 2 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum 3 Heritage Ranch 4 / Tourism RedKiwanis DeerPicnic Park 5 Great Chief Park 3 Heritage Ranch 6 Bower Ponds / Cronquist House RD 390 7 Great Adventure BMX Park 4 Kiwanis Picnic ParkWestTWP 8 Edgar Athletic Park 5 Great Chief Park 9 G.H. Dawe Community Centre 6 Bower Ponds 10 Mountain / Cronquist House Bike Park 11 Riverbend RD 390Golf Course / Discovery Canyon TWP 7 Great West Adventure BMX Park 12 Three Mile Bend 8 Edgar Athletic Park Trails 13 McKenzie 14 Kerry Wood Nature 9 G.H. Dawe Community Centre Centre & Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary 10 Mountain Bike Park 15 City Hall & City Hall Park 11 Riverbend Golf 16 Red Deer College Course / Discovery Canyon 17 Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery 12 Three Mile Bend 18 Recreation Centre 13 McKenzie Trails 19 Norwegian Laft Hus 20 Rotary Park & Skateboard Park 14 Kerry Wood Nature Centre 21 Kin Canyon & Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary 22 Sunnybrook Farm Museum 23 Memorial EVERGREEN 15 City Hall & City Hall Centre Park and Festival Hall 24 Kinsmen Arenas 16 Red Deer College 25 St. Mary's Church 17 Red Deer Museum 26 Collicutt& Centre Art Gallery 27 Michener Recreation Centre 18 Recreation Centre 28 Westerner Park/Enmax Centrium 19 Norwegian Laft Hus EMERSON 20 Rotary Park & Skateboard Park 21 Kin Canyon 22 Sunnybrook Farm Museum TWP RD 384 TOWNSEND ST 23 Memorial Centre and Festival Hall EVERGREEN CLEARVIEW RIDGE 24 Kinsmen Arenas RI TIMBERLANDS DR R D N GTON 25 St. Mary's Church THY D O M R TI 26 Collicutt Centre TIMBERLANDS 27 Michener Recreation Centre COLLEGE 28 WesternerPARK Park/Enmax Centrium 1

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April, 2017


E M O H . . . N I A T N ROCKY MOU

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 by taking advantage of free admission to all Parks Canada places for the entire year. Immerse yourself in stories of the fur trade, Indigenous Peoples and legendary explorers. Just off the Cowboy Trail and David Thompson Highway. Stay awhile. parkscanada.gc.ca/rockymountainhouse In proud collaboration with Métis Local 845 and the Confluence Heritage Society.

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The adventure . . . continues Steam-power passenger train day excursions Live Stage Shows - Murder Mysteries - Country Dinners Teddy Bear Specials - Steak Barbecue Specials Train Robberies - And A Lot More - Something for Everyone

CANADA 150 1867-2017

Rails & Tales Alberta Prairie Railway Stettler, Alberta

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Reservations 1 800 282 3994

APRA Locomotive #1392

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