Tourism Red Deer - 2023 Visitor Guide

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Whether you're visiting the Red Deer region for sports, business, or leisure, you're sure to receive a warm welcome and exceptional hospitality. Located halfway between Calgary and Edmonton, Red Deer is a thriving and youthful city, situated in the heart of central Alberta in Red Deer County. Its prime location makes it a convenient hub for exploring the region.


With over 110 km of trails that wind through the beautiful Waskasoo Park System, Red Deer is a nature lover's paradise. Sports enthusiasts can partake in or spectate at state-of-the-art facilities, while those seeking unique experiences can discover the city's one-of-a-kind attractions. Additionally, Red Deer hosts a diverse range of cultural events for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. We extend a warm invitation to discover and indulge in all that our community has to offer. Whether you're planning a holiday, a weekend getaway, a convention, or a family reunion, the Red Deer region promises to offer something new and exciting every day.

Throughout this guide, you'll come across QR codes that provide links to more information on our website, making it an interactive experience.




Prepare to explore

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure by doing a bit of pre-planning. For your next journey, whether you're searching for one-of-a-kind experiences, looking to book your next adventure, or need itineraries, check out There, you can explore all the information you need about where to stay, what to do, where to eat and drink, and exciting shopping experiences.

Getting Here

Red Deer is a perfect destination to live, visit, or host your next event. Conveniently located halfway between Calgary and Edmonton along the Highway 2 corridor, getting here is easy. Don't forget to check out our LiveCam for the latest road conditions.


Red Arrow

Red Arrow operates in Alberta and Ontario, traveling Alberta roads since 1979, and Ontario since December 2022.

Our coaches feature leather seats, fold-down tray tables, complimentary snacks and drinks, single-aisle seating, and charging stations at every seat we are committed to ensuring a safe experience.

DIRECTORY (Plan Your Trip)
Deer Regional
E-Bus | Red Arrow |
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Sitting at the intersection of fun, Red Deer is easily accessible via Highway 2 and 11, making it the perfect destination for both day trips and staycations. As a big city hub, we have so much for you to see and do. Within minutes in any direction, there are exciting attractions, recreational activities, culinary hotspots, and a thriving arts community.

Whether you're in the mood to explore historical sites, pick your own fresh fruits and veggies, navigate a corn maze, embark on a train ride, or snap a photo with a grizzly bear, Red Deer is the perfect starting point for your backyard adventure. You can zoom down Alberta’s first alpine coaster, explore numerous historical sites, pick your own fruits and veggies, wander through a corn maze, ride a steam train, or even get a selfie with a grizzly bear.

Start in Red Deer, get in the car and start exploring our backyard!

Red Deer, Alberta

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4 CONTENTS 5 | THINGS TO DO 7 Arts, Heritage & Culture 11 Attractions 14 Indoor Fun 16 Shopping 20 THE CITY OF RED DEER MAP 21 RED DEER COUNTY MAP 22 Summer 24 SUMMER ADVENTURE CHECKLIST 27 RUN | WALK | RIDE 29 Winter 32 | EAT & DRINK 33 Restaurants 34 Food Trucks Cafe’s & Sweets Markets & U-Picks 35 Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries Bars & Lounges 36 | WHERE TO STAY 36 Hotels, Motels & Inns 37 Campgrounds 39 Communities Close By 40 Annual Member Events 41 Friends of Tourism

Start exploring

If you're looking for things to do, we're here to help! Regardless of the season, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Red Deer River and its surroundings, with plenty of opportunities to appreciate the peace and fresh air. With 110km of trails to explore by foot or bike, you can discover the city and its spectacular scenery at your own pace. We offer an array of exciting water activities, golf courses, picturesque parks and trails, and one-of-a-kind experiences that take you beyond the ordinary.

Find experiences

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of Red Deer and the surrounding areas in central Alberta. Whether you opt for a hot-air balloon ride, a steam train journey, a kayaking trip on the river, or a bike ride on the trails, you will be able to witness the stunning scenery, delve into the history and encounter the local wildlife of the Prairies. With a wide variety of family-friendly activities to choose from, you can soar down a coaster, engage in hands-on learning about Alberta's rich sports history, explore the vibrant downtown murals, visit a wildlife park, or go bird watching at a local bird sanctuary. Uncover a unique experience and create memories that will last a lifetime. There are countless tours and adventures that cater to families, ensuring everyone can enjoy the experience.

To discover the complete list of activities to enjoy in and around Red Deer and central Alberta, simply scan the QR code provided. Use the hashtag #ExploreRedDeersBackyard to share your experiences and adventures with others.


While exploring Red Deer and the surrounding areas in central Alberta, you'll come across a lively arts and culture scene that appeals to people of all ages. You can see, listen to, feel, and immerse yourself in the various forms of art, culture, and heritage that our community has to offer.


Discover the vibrant culture of the city by taking a leisurely stroll along the pedestrian-friendly downtown streets, perusing the diverse array of art galleries, or admiring the expansive public collection of life-sized bronze sculptures. Don't miss the opportunity to uncover the stunning murals that adorn the streets of downtown Red Deer. With over 100 public artworks displayed throughout the city in facilities, parks, downtown, on streets, and on the exterior of buildings, you can experience a wide range of art forms including sculptures, murals, tapestries, and sculptural benches. Immerse yourself in the rich arts and culture of our community as you explore Red Deer and the surrounding regions of central Alberta.


ACFA Regionale de Red Deer |

Bull Skit Comedy |

Central Alberta Photographic Society |

Centrefest Street Performer Festival |

Country Pride Dancers |

Paint of Interest |

Prime Stock Theatre |

Red Deer Arts Council |

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra |

Scott Block Theatre |



Music & Performance Arts

Red Deer's music scene is dynamic and vibrant, featuring both local talent and big-name acts. Whether you prefer smaller, intimate venues or grand concerts at Westerner Park, Red Deer has it all. Immerse yourself in the music scene and be part of the excitement. In addition to music, Red Deer offers a diverse range of performance arts, including live theatre productions, improv comedy, country dancing, and street performer festivals. Don't miss out on the cultural experiences Tourism Red Deer members has to offer.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on live music events in Red Deer and central Alberta by scanning the QR code and accessing Tourism Red Deer's Events Calendar.


Explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Red Deer by embarking on a journey through the downtown walking tours, heritage home tours, and at the Red Deer Archives. History can be seen throughout our community, from landmarks to restored historical buildings, it surrounds us. Make sure to check out our website for all the tours that guide you through our beautiful downtown. Discover the stories of the people who shaped our community and discover the landmarks that made it all possible.

Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society

Since its formation, the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society has sponsored and provided entertainment for many local, national and international events through the operation of Cronquist House, Festival Hall, and the production of Canada Day. Come For Lunch and Tea at the Cronquist Tea House on Bower Ponds!

(403) 346-0055

Country Pride Dance Club

Country Pride Dance Club “Performance Team” was created to perform demonstrations at special events, and functions in Central Alberta. This demonstration team is unique, and is the only one of it's kind in Western Canada. While demonstrating Country Western culture they also show what a fun activity dancing is and also feature some of the hot new dances such as swing. They can entertain and involve the entire family. Routines consist of a combination partner dances such as Country 2-step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, line dances and more. Looking for something different for your next event? If you would like information about demonstrations for your event please contact:

(403) 342-5111



Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Red Deer and central Alberta by visiting the numerous museums and heritage sites in the area. Delve into the past and discover the intriguing legacy of our region, learn about the people and explore the places that have helped shape our community. Red Deer offers a wealth of opportunities to explore and learn about our rich heritage.

Historic Fort Normandeau |

Kerry Wood Nature Centre |

Lacombe & District Cultural Society - Lacombe Museum |

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery |

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site |

Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society - Cronquist House|

Red Deer Arts Council

The Red Deer Arts Council inspires, promotes, and stimulates arts, creativity, and culture in Red Deer and Central Alberta with learning opportunities, community gatherings, and programs for literary, visual, and performing artists of all levels. Come be a part of Creative Red Deer!

6 - 4919 49 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1V1

(403) 348-2787

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Calling all history and art enthusiasts! If you're looking for a great place to explore year-round check out the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG). You can see exhibitions by local artists, learn about the local history, and enjoy a variety of activities for all ages.

(587) 797-4040

Red Deer Public Library

Discover something new at Red Deer Public Library! RDPL provides a welcoming, inclusive, and safe space where you can unlock your potential with programs, services, and collections that foster creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning. Be a part of the story!

(403) 346-4576


Find everything you need for a comfortable and relaxed stay. Spread out in our bright and modern spacious suites, featuring full kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Our pet-friendly hotel includes daily complimentary hot

and self-serve guest laundry facilities. Perfect for short term or longer stays, our hotel is minutes from many of Red Deer’s fun outdoor activities and attractions, a variety of restaurants and grocery stores for any necessities you may need.

our space your own. B O O K YO U R S TAY AT M AR R I OT T.C O M / YQ F T S TownePlace Suites® by Marriott Red Deer 6822 - 66 th Street, Red Deer, Alber ta


Experience unforgettable moments by exploring Red Deer's incredible attractions and activities. Take to the skies, rails, waterways, or trails, and let our diverse selection of things to do create cherished memories for you and your loved ones. With a diverse array of activities, your family will have no shortage of exciting things to do and see during your visit.

Regardless of the time of year, we guarantee that our attractions will cater to your interests and preferences. You'll discover plenty of opportunities to capture stunning photos and create memories worth sharing on Instagram!

Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre Ltd. Has been serving Central Alberta for over 50 years. As a past Tourism Business of the Year recipient, and many other awards, we pride ourselves on being a destination centre.

The 3 minute drive East of Red Deer on Highway 11 transports you into a world of plants, unique garden accessories and gift ideas. Beautiful display gardens provide a perfect setting for year-round events. Shop for unique Christmas gifts at our market sales, see our wonderful Ice Sculptures mid-December. Bring the family, it’s worth a special visit!

(403) 346-5613

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Air-ristocrat Balloon Rides |

Alberta Prairie Railway |

Bower Ponds Recreation |

Canyon Coaster |

Discovery Canyon Water Park |

Discovery Wildlife Park |

Ellis Bird Farm |

Frontier Bus Lines |

Heritage Ranch |

Kraay Family Farm |

Ram River Tours - Ram Rides |

The Track on 2 |

Alberta Prairie Railway

Experience a journey into history onboard an Alberta Prairie Railway excursion. Visitors will experience the sights, sounds and smells of turn-of the-century train travel. Step back in time where life was lived at a more serene pace. Riding in 1920 vintage train sets the stage for a unique adventure. Passengers will enjoy views of Alberta’s breathtaking landscape, relax in vintage coaches, enjoy onboard entertainers, dine on home-cooked country dinners, explore rural communities, and thrill at the arrival of the notorious Reynold Raiders. Trains travel to the Village of Big Valley, or the Country Hideaway at Warden Junction.

(403) 742-2811 or 1 (800) 282-3994

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DNA Gardens

• Artisan Nursery • Farm Store • Ice Cream • Lunch

• Bat Walks • Events • Hikes • Pancake Breakfasts

• Bootlegger Brisket and Story Telling • PYO Fruit • Chef

• Licensed • Long Table Dinners • No Amenity Camping Home of Delidais Estate Winery

We are easy to find. Follow the signs! Wine and spirits for sale in farm store.

(403) 773-2489

Ellis Bird Farm

Experience Nature

Open May 22 – October 15, 2023

From 8 am – 6 pm

Tuesdays to Sundays and Holiday Mondays. Only 15 minutes east of Lacombe and Blackfalds.

(403) 885-4477

Stay awhile

Camp at a historic fur trade post along the North Saskatchewan River.

Things To Do

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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame |

Collicutt Centre |

G.H. Dawe Community Centre |

Golfzone |

Jackpot Casino |

Lockdown Escape Rooms |

Paint of Interest |

Red Deer Rebels |

Microtel Inn & Suites

Explore Red Deer | Located off Alberta Highway 2, near Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Choose our modern, non-smoking Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Red Deer hotel for your next trip to Alberta’s energy sector. We are conveniently located off “Gasoline Alley,” another name for Alberta Highway 2. Easily reach company sites for Halliburton, CASA Energy Services, and CWC Energy Services.

We offer free continental breakfast, free parking for cars and large vehicles, and free WiFi at our pet-friendly hotel. Enjoy our wellness area, complete with fitness center, hot tub, and sauna. Our spacious guest rooms feature desk, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, coffee and tea maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, and flat-screen HDTV. Book online today. Please contact hotel to verify pet friendly and connecting rooms as they are limited.

126 Leva Ave, Red Deer County, AB T4E 1B9

(403) 967-0320


Things To Do


Central Alberta is the perfect shopping destination, offering a wide range of amenities usually found in larger cities, but in a more compact and easily accessible setting.

Whether you prefer browsing through one-of-a-kind boutiques, perusing shopping malls, exploring bustling farmers' markets, or admiring picturesque garden centres, there are countless shopping experiences to choose from. And if you need to take a break, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a coffee or treat yourself to a delicious meal.

Parkland Mall

Parkland Mall is ideally situated on the intersection of Gaetz Avenue and 67th Street, and offers a wide variety of stores and services, such as Wal-Mart, Winners, Staples, Skechers, Ardene, Goodlife Fitness, and so much more.

- 67th Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 6H3 It’s
all right here! (403) 343-8997

Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market

A vibrant and buzzing market that is worth a visit any time of the year. This indoor market features an exciting line up of around 50 small Alberta businesses. Discover the best of locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, preserves, baked goods and much more. But they’re not all about food! They also have a variety of home décor items, kitchen, bath, personal and gift ideas made by local artisans.

They host regular family-friendly events, so make sure you follow along on Facebook and Instagram and schedule some fun times (and great shopping!) with them.

Open all year on Fridays & Saturdays from 9-5 and Sunday from 10-4.

(587) 377-4601


The Market Kitchen

Inside the Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market

A hidden gem for foodies and families alike! Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the small, locally-owned restaurants, a cup of freshly-roasted coffee or a craft beer from the onsite brewery. Soak in the warm weather on the patio or escape from the market bustle in their beautiful mezzanine space that overlooks the farmers’ market. Open Thursday-Sunday every week.


(587) 377-4601


Blue Grass Sod, Nursery & Garden Centre |

Bower Place Shopping Centre |

Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market |

Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson |

Glenn’s Family Restaurant Gift Shop |

Parkland Mall |

Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre |

Blue Grass Sod, Nursery & Garden Centre

Locally owned and family operated for over 50 years, Blue Grass Sod, Nursery & Garden Centres is a favourite central Alberta destination for a break from the everyday!

Stop in and enjoy the warm, 4 acre, year-round greenhouse brimming with gorgeous plants and be welcomed by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Bring the whole family, even the dog!

Offering premium quality trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials tropicals and landscaping materials. Weekend workshops, Christmas Wonderland and other fun activities await at Blue Grass!

Located in Linn Valley, North Red Deer just off of Highway 2. 102, 39026 Range Road 275.

(403) 347-7211

Blue Grass Garden Centre Red Deer



Welcome to Red Deer Resort & Casino, we strive to exceed your expectations by creating unique experiences for every style while being your home away from home. With river valley location midway between Calgary and Edmonton. Red Deer Resort & Casino is a 10-minute drive to our city’s unique arts, culture and heritage scene, as well as eclectic entertainment and dining choices. Our on-site shops, restaurants, and attractions, which offer a variety of activities for both business and leisure travellers, make us the perfect location for a getaway, family gathering, gala event, or business conference.

Feel refreshed in our 241 guestrooms and suites offering contemporary décor and spacious surroundings. We provide a wide range of versatile gathering spaces that are perfect for conferences, trade shows, weddings, and much more. It can be set up in any size that you require for your occasion, including banquet, theatre, classroom, and reception settings. To make sure that your event is a success, our experienced team will also assist you in managing everything from setup to teardown as well as any other unique needs. The only Red Deer hotel to offer 4 Tesla Supercharger Stations with free connectors available 24/7.

Delight in two distinctive on-site restaurants, a fresh and stylish lobby lounge connected to our seasonal patio, and room service.


Meetings and Events:

Room Reservations:

(800) 662-7197


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Things To Do SUMMER

Maximize your summer experience by exploring all that Red Deer has to offer! Discover the charm of summers in this city by taking advantage of the exquisite parks and trails, thrilling water activities, breathtaking golf courses, and extraordinary off-the-beaten-path adventures that await you.

On the water

Get ready to make a splash this summer and indulge in all the exciting water activities that central Alberta has to offer. Whether you're a visitor or a local, beat the heat by heading to one of the region's numerous lakes, spray parks, or beloved fishing spots. There are endless possibilities for water sports, including canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, stand-up paddleboarding tours, or renting a sea-doo or pontoon boat. No matter your preference, Red Deer and central Alberta provide the perfect backdrop for experiencing all the fun and adventure that come with being on the water this summer.


Bower Ponds Recreation |

Discovery Canyon |

Mountain Surf Co. |

Sun Sport Recreation |

Try our E-Scooters

Explore Red Deer in a unique way with our scooter rentals! The single-passenger scooter is the perfect way to navigate the city and explore the 110 kilometers of trails and sidewalks. Experience the sights and sounds of Red Deer like never before with our convenient and fun scooter rentals.


Discover your next favorite golf course

Are you looking to tee off and explore the beautiful golf courses of central Alberta? Look no further than our picturesque region, with plenty of courses within an hour's drive of Red Deer. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a casual player, central Alberta offers some of the most challenging and rewarding courses in the province. From championship courses that will put your accuracy to the test, to more laid-back options like pitch and putt, there's a course for every skill level. Plus, with its easy accessibility from both Edmonton and Calgary, arranging a golf vacation in central Alberta is a breeze. So why not plan your next getaway today and discover your new favorite golf course in central Alberta?


Balmoral Golf Course |

Golf Central Alberta |

Golf Zone |

Nursery Golf and Country Club |

River Bend Golf and Recreation Area |

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Alpine Coaster & Summer Tubing Slide Spend a day at Canyon Ski Resort zooming down Alberta’s first Alpine Coaster or Summer slides.

Farmers market: Visit one of central Alberta’s many farmers markets for some locally grown produce and artisan goods.

Walking tours: Take a walking tour of Red Deer's historic downtown area to learn about the city's history and heritage.

Rent bikes or scooters to explore the city's many parks and trails.

The Alberta Prairie Railway in Stettler, Alberta offers a unique and exciting way to experience the province's prairies and history. This heritage railway takes passengers on a scenic journey through the stunning Alberta countryside, with views of rolling hills, fields of golden wheat, and charming small towns.

Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play: this splash pad is a popular destination for families looking to cool off on a hot summer day.

Kraay Family: is a family-owned and operated farm located just outside of Lacombe, Alberta. This popular destination offers a wide range of fun activities and attractions for visitors of all ages, including a corn maze, petting zoo, jump ing pillows, and more.

Recreation Centre Outdoor Pool: Escape the summer heat and take a refresh ing dip at the Recreation Centre Outdoor Pool. Enjoy quality time with your family and friends in the spacious deck area while taking advantage of the pool's 50-meter length and six lanes for lane swimming, public swimming, and rentals.

Discovery Wildlife Park: This family-owned park is home to over 40 different species of animals, including bears, tigers, wolves, and more. Take a walk on the wild side with a guided tour of the park, where you'll learn all about these amazing creatures and their habitats.

Discovery Canyon: Try Alberta’s most unique outdoor water play areas located in Red Deer. The park is built around a natural river-fed water pool and kids can rent tubes and ride them down a small river into bubbling pools of water.

Bower Ponds - Spend a relaxing afternoon at Bower Ponds, where you can rent paddle boats or canoes and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Grab some grub and a bevie with friends on one of several fantastic patios, if you have a pooch don’t worry some of our patios are pet

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Are you ready for an adventure this summer?! Come on over to Canyon Ski Resort to experience a completely unique thrill! Come ride Alberta's only Alpine Coaster and safely reach up to 40 km per hour winding down the twists and turns of the track down into the Canyon! With beautiful views overlooking the Red Deer River, enjoy some tasty icecream treats in the heat, or head into our Upper Village Lounge to enjoy a craft beer paired with a burger and fries! NEW this summer coming to Canyon is a Summer Tubing Slide! 403.346.5588 skicanyon canyonskiresort Mark your calendars and plan your visit to Canyon this summer to unleash the ultimate fun on our Coaster and Summer Tube Slide!

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Located in The City of Red Deer, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is Central Alberta’s year-round destination for environmental education. Visit us for hands-on nature exploration, interactive exhibits, unique books or gift ideas, and so much more. Forget the box. Just think outside! West of Red Deer on the banks of the Red Deer River, you’ll find Fort Normandeau. From May to October, Red Deer’s rich history is brought to life with authentic, entertaining, and informative live programs celebrating the area’s founding cultures: the Cree and Blackfoot people, the Métis, and the early European settlers.


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1. Bower Ponds: The Bower Ponds area just off the Red Deer River boasts an expansive and mature park setting with ample wildlife. It features a series of interconnecting ponds with gushing fountains and is bordered by nearly 2 km of paved trails. You will also find a fishing dock, playground, pollinator park, patio, outdoor washrooms, and a natural amphitheatre with a covered stage, all adjacent to Red Deer’s historic Cronquist House.

2. Heritage Ranch: offers a mix of paved and gravel trails that weave throughout the 217 acres of wild parkland. It is great for various modes of travel from walking, biking, skateboarding and even horseback riding, just make sure you watch out for fellow trail users and their animal friends.

3. Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is a federal migratory bird sanctuary that is perfect for walking and hiking. Here you will find 5 km of hiking trails with viewing platforms, a bird blind, gardens, information signage, sightseeing benches and lookout points.

4. McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is a natural oasis within the city, leading you along paved paths next to ponds, through the forest and to a boat launch for access to the Red Deer River. These trails are wheelchair accessible and offer many lovely spots to stop for a picnic.

5. Three Mile Bend Recreation Area is a 55-hectare natural area, located next to the Red Deer River near 76th Street and Riverside Drive. This is also an off-leash dog area with a mix of open areas and tree-lined paths allowing both people and pets to stretch their legs freely in nature.

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Ross Street Patio

The Ross Street patio is the perfect place to meet friends and listen to local music, with several weekly performances. The patio has also become an entertainment district, meaning you can consume alcohol purchased from local vendors during designated times.

Dine Downtown

Downtown is home to over 35 restaurants, Some are big names everyone knows, and others are hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Whatever your dining preference, it’s safe to say downtown has something for everyone.

Where in Red Deer can you try Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Bobsleigh, and Luge year-round at the same time? The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has all these sports plus more for visitors of all ages to try out at an extremely week.

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Things To Do WINTER

So why not enjoy the Central Alberta winter experience to the fullest? Bundle up in your warmest clothes and don't forget your toque - there are plenty of exciting winter adventures waiting for you. Whether you're into downhill skiing, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, skating, or ice fishing, there's something for everyone to enjoy this winter. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and make the most of this magical season!


Red Deer offers a wide selection of 77 outdoor skating rinks, including 3 beautiful ponds and a speed skating oval for public enjoyment. One of the most beloved and picturesque skating locations is Bower Ponds, which also offers skate rentals for your convenience.

Ice Fishing

Embrace the winter season and try your hand at ice fishing on some of the frozen lakes around central Alberta. With three excellent fishing spots right in the city, you don't have to travel far to indulge in this popular winter activity. For those seeking a trip outside of the city, Sylvan Lake and Gull Lake are both great options for an exciting ice fishing adventure.

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Looking to experience skiing or snowboarding this winter season? Look no further than Canyon Ski Resort, located just 10 minutes east of Red Deer in central Alberta. As the largest non-mountain downhill ski resort in the prov ince, Canyon Ski Resort offers 20 runs, six lifts, night skiing with lights, a ski lodge, a large ski school, equipment rentals, and a cafeteria. With a 164-meter vertical drop and terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, Canyon Ski Resort is a must-visit destination for winter sports enthusiasts.



Red Deer has plenty of beautiful trails perfect for snowshoeing, including Heritage Ranch, Great Chief Park, Kiwanis, and Barrett Park. For those who are new to the sport, the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is a great place to start. Don't have your own snowshoes? No problem – rentals are available at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Cross Country Skiing

Red Deer offers abundant opportunities for cross-country skiing with numerous spacious areas to choose from. One of the most popular spots is the River Bend Golf and Recreation Area which boasts 19 km of well-maintained ski trails, providing a perfect skiing experience surrounded by the stunning Red Deer River Valley. In addition, 4 km of trails are illuminated for evening skiing. For those who need to rent cross-country skis, the River Bend Golf Clubhouse provides rental services.

Snowtubing & Tobogganing

Snowtubing and tobogganing offer an exciting winter experience that is hard to resist. Bower Ponds is a fantastic location to go tobogganing with its snowy hills, and after a thrilling ride, visitors can warm up in the pavilion with some delicious hot chocolate. Alternatively, if you prefer snow tubing, be sure to visit the Tube Park at Canyon Ski Hill, which offers six lanes of exhilarating tubing fun. The park also features colorful glow lights for night tubing, adding a new dimension of excitement to your experience.

Fat Tire Biking

Discover a new way to experience Red Deer's winter trail system by riding a Fat Tire Bike! With these specialized bikes, you can enjoy the trails like never before. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame offers rentals, so you can experience winter the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

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Indulge your taste buds

Satisfy your culinary cravings in Red Deer's charming and diverse dining scene, which offers a variety of options to indulge your taste buds. Whether you're looking for a cozy restaurant, a trendy brewery, a relaxing lounge, a cozy cafe, or a unique food truck, Red Deer has something for every occasion and craving. With a wide range of delicious cuisines available, you're sure to find exactly what your taste buds desire in this vibrant city.


Discover some of the amazing restaurants in Red Deer and uncover your new go-to spot. Immerse yourself in the local culinary scene and savor the unique flavors of the area. Whether you're seeking family-friendly eateries or a romantic fine dining experience featuring Alberta steaks and locally-sourced produce, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Red Deer's diverse restaurant landscape.


Anthony’s Pizza & Italian Kitchen |

Cilantro and Chive |

Glenn’s Family Restaurant |

Granary Kitchen |

Las Palmeras |

Memphis Blues BBQ House |

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse |

Taco Monster |

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Food Trucks

Get a taste of Central Alberta's food truck scene by exploring the various food trucks located throughout the community. Whether you're attending a special event or visiting one of the local breweries, there are plenty of opportunities to sample delicious fare from the area's diverse food truck offerings!



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Cafes & Sweets

Treat yourself to the perfect cup of coffee made just the way you like it, and indulge your sweet tooth with delicious baked goods at Red Deer's incredible cafes and bakeries. With a wide selection of local coffee shops and bakeries, each with their own unique charm and offerings, there's something for everyone to discover.


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Café Millennium |

Let’s Talk Tea |

Solorzano Spa |

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Markets & U-Picks

Support local businesses and enjoy fresh, flavorful food and unique gifts at one of Red Deer's many farmers' markets. Take the family to a local U-pick garden and create lasting memories. Don't miss the Gasoline Alley Farmers Market, open year-round.

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Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries

Discover the unique flavors of Red Deer's breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Unwind by a cozy fire with a flavorful beverage, savor a refreshing drink with friends on a patio, or visit a taproom to fully experience the local options. With so many opportunities to explore the area's offerings, you're sure to discover a new favorite spot. And for those who prefer to enjoy their brews at a restaurant or bar, local brews are featured on menus throughout the city, so you can savor the taste almost anywhere.

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Bars & Lounges

For an exciting atmosphere with delicious food and big-screen TVs, head to Red Deer's bars and lounges to cheer on your favorite team. If you're looking for a more laid-back experience, relax with a drink at a stylish cocktail bar and unwind in a chic setting. With plenty of options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect spot to suit your mood.


Bo’s Bar and Stage |

Chillabong’s Bar & Grill |

Social 13 Lounge and Bar |

Troubled Monk

We are proudly located in Red Deer, Alberta, in the heart of malt barley country! We have a variety of locally made craft beverages for you to enjoy in a cozy taproom with friendly service. Craft beer, soda, vodka, gin and our popular Troubled Tea are all waiting for you

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If you're looking for a place to stay while exploring Red Deer and central Alberta, there are a variety of options to choose from. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, it's important to find the perfect accommodations to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Start planning your stay today!

Hotels, Motels & Inns

Red Deer has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Whether you prioritize location, luxury, affordability, or convenience, Tourism Red Deer member hotels cater to all your needs. Experience the warmth and hospitality of our friendly community while enjoying the comfort and convenience of your chosen accommodations. Book your stay today and discover all that Red Deer has to offer!

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Red Deer and central Alberta are the perfect destinations for a relaxing and enjoyable getaway. Our member campgrounds offer a wide range of experiences, from RV sites to cozy cabins to rustic tent sites under the stars. Whether you're a seasoned camper or a first-timer, you're sure to find the perfect spot to call home this summer. Book your stay today and experience the natural beauty and warm hospitality of our region.


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Communities Close By

Blackfalds - One of Canada’s youngest and fastest-growing communities, the Town of Blackfalds has small-town charm and big-city facilities and amenities. The Abbey Centre offers plenty of fun activities for all ages, in the summer you can play in the outdoor aquatic centre with pool, water-slides, and splash park or explore the 3-story indoor play centre.

Innisfail - A vibrant town surrounded by farms, lakes, and lovely countryside, Innisfail has remarkable attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re picking your own produce from an area farm, enjoying the thrilling small-town rodeo, getting your picture taken with a bear at their Wildlife Park, you’re sure to enjoy spending time here.

Lacombe - Enjoy the attractions, culture, and events that make the Lacombe region unique and find your way to new experiences and memories close to home. Lacombe boasts over 20 Campgrounds and RV Parks, each with numerous sites and close to great Alberta fishing and water sport experiences.

Penhold - Take a short drive south of Red Deer and you will find yourself in the welcoming and vibrant community of Penhold. The Penhold RV Park is perfectly situated to be your home away from home while you explore the many attractions in the area. The Penhold Regional Multiplex facility serves all of central Alberta, the facility boasts features an exceptional NHL-size ice surface, fitness centre, running track, lounge, and library.

Stettler - The Town of Stettler can be found on Highway 12 about 90 kilometres straight east of Red Deer. Stettler prides itself on being a small town with city style amenities and great attractions. One of the most popular is the Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions, which take visitors on a steam train experience that departs and returns back to Stettler.

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Red Deer Winter Carnival

Celebrate French traditions at Bower Ponds in February. Enjoy live music, dance, winter activities, maple taffy and more!

Red Deer Sports & Outdoor Show

Join outdoor enthusiasts from across the region as they showcase the latest in camping, fishing, hunting, and outdoor adventure gear. This event is held in early March.

PCN Fun Run

Celebrate Mother's Day in May and join runners in central Alberta for an event that's fun for all ages, abilities, and genders. Explore Red Deer's Backyard and experience the thrill of the run!

Canada Day

Join our community, celebrate our heritage, and commemorate Cana da’s Birthday in July. This gathering of central Alberta’s diverse cultural groups allows everyone of all ages to enjoy food, dance and music from around the world at Bower Ponds.

Westerner Days Fair & Exposition

Get ready for central Alberta's Largest Summer Celebration in Enjoy amazing midway rides, unique shopping, fabulous food, live entertainment from local and international performers and so much more!


Central Alberta’s largest street performer’s festival and takes place in downtown Red Deer in July. Contortionists, jugglers, comedians, musi cians, street market vendors, face painters and Kids’ World.


Get ready for a celebration of beer, food, and fun! The Oktoberfest hap pens in early fall, enjoy live music, traditional dances, and delicious food and drinks.

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Powwow Times International Gathering

Marvel at the world-champion dancers from various parts of North America. This event is held in October and has a special focus on revitalizing and preserving Indigenous languages, adding cultural significance to the experience.

Canadian Finals Rodeo The Canadian Finals Rodeo is a world-class rodeo held in November. The CFR brings together the very best rodeo athletes and fans from around the world to compete for a National title.


Agri-Trade is coming back to Red Deer in early November. Join industry experts, farmers, and ranchers as they showcase the latest in agriculture technology and equipment.

Winter Light the Night

Discovery Wildlife Park transforms into a winter wonderland. Enjoy this drive through light display during the holiday season.

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Date night, guys night or a lunch time stop connecting with your family, Cilantro and Chive has a table ready for your next connection.

A menu that takes many of your favourite dishes and adds a unique twist, along with over 90 craft beers from across Alberta and beyond, you can't go wrong.

Oh and have you seen their Caesars That Eat Like A Meal? These aren't your average garnishes on top. They take Burgers, jack them up and stack them high on your choice of Caesar made with craft spirits from around the province. Bacon Moonshine, Dill Pickle or Garlic Vodka, yeah they got those!

Lets touch on their craft beer selection - Among the best selection in the province.

They've been voted "Best Pub/Restaurant in the province for 4 years in a row, by the members of ASBA!

Local continues to the plate with sourcing many ingredients from local farms like MSW Farms, Scholings Produce and many more since the day they opened their doors.

Cilantro and Chive's commitment to local doesn't stop at the plate. Through their Burger of the Month they have given back over $120,000 to deserving local charities and organizations, all because of amazing guest support like YOU!

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