Explore Red Deer’s Backyard



Become a Local Tourist. This summer, we invite you to explore Red Deer’s Back yard. Red Deer is proud to welcome locals, neighbours as well out of town visitors to discover everything our fabulous city has to offer.


See The Birds


Elis Bird Farm

39502 Range Rd 260, Lacombe County, AB T4L 1W7

(403) 885-4477


Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm 


Ellis Bird Farm is a working farm as well as a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds.  The Ellis Bird Farm consists of a grain elevator built in 1937,Tea House, self-guided trails, demonstration wildlife gardens, a picnic area, bird banding tours and the "World's Largest" collection bluebird nest boxes. 


Ellis Bird Farm welcomes curious wonderers or you can book a group tour! The 45 minute site tour and 1 hour lunch (or afternoon tea) in The Ellis Café. All tours must be booked in advance with the Visitor Centre and the Ellis Cafe. The cost for the tour is $3.00 per person. Lunch costs must be arranged with the Ellis Cafe.  


Please note: do not try to find Ellis Bird Farm by punching us into the GPS unit in your vehicle. Folks who do so typically end up near Morningside, AB. 


All tours must be booked in advance with the Visitor Centre and the Ellis Cafe. The cost for the tour is $3.00 per person. Lunch costs must be arranged with the Ellis Cafe.   (Café is closed to the public for the 2021 season)


Kerry Wood Nature Centre

6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3M4

(403) 346-2010


10 AM - 8 PM Daily (7 days a week Nature Centre opens at 1 PM on holidays)


Kerry Wood offers an extensive program of natural history interpretations. They have an Interpretive Centre with exhibits, a nature store. Out behind is the Gaetz Lake, a protected federal migratory bird sanctuary, with bird blinds, viewing decks, home to many plants, mammals, birds and wildlife. You can do it on your own, or take a tour with a naturalist.

Fort Normandeau 

28054 Township Rd 382, T4N 3M4, Red Deer

(403)347-7550, (403)346-2010


10:30 AM - 6:00 PM the store is open for gifts and refreshments

Grounds and washrooms are open from approximately 8 AM to dusk, daily


Great place to explore Red Deer's rich cultural history. Offer an extensive natural and human history interpretation, environmental education, special events and public programs, rafting trips. Extensive exhibits, interpretive signs, family events, courses, and much more.


Old Time Game Time
Monday, August 9 & Wednesday, August 11
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Marbles, jacks, and Jika Kwanak. Learn how to play games that have stood the test of time.

$12+GST/family .Drop-in.

Colourful Crossing
Saturday, August 14
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to paint using food colouring and acrylic paint.  All materials provided.
$12+GST/family .Drop-in.



Water Fun


Bower Ponds and Tea at Cronquist House


Cronquist House Tea -Wednesday's to Saturday's from 11: 00 am - 4: 00 pm

4707 Fountain Dr #4, Red Deer, AB T4N 6X6

(403) 346-0055 to make a reservation, licensed to serve alcohol


Bower Ponds Recreation Area

4715 Fountain Drive
Red Deer, AB T4N 6W4
(403) 318-6298



Paddle Boats

Canoes & Kayaks

Water Balls

Surrey Bikes

Bard on Bower back Summer 2021

Bard on Bower returns in Summer 2021 with two great comedies for the whole family. Much Ado About Nothing opens August 12th The Comedy of Errors opens August 17th. Our Bard in the Box will also join us on stage starting August 15th. Bard in the Box can also be booked for your local community event or social gathering.

Discovery Canyon

3800 River Bend Drive, Red Deer County, AB T4P 0Y4

(403) 343-6341



Rent a tube and have some fun. Discovery Canyon features a natural river-fed water pool, playground area, concession and washrooms. Great fun for any age. Tube rental $6.00 per tube. 


Mountain Surf Co

Red Deer or Sylvan Lake 




Stand-up Paddle Boarding, lessons and rental boards. Whether you're an inspiring yogi or a whitewater weekend warrior, Mountain Surf has the paddle board adventure for you.


Brewery Tours


**Snake Lake Brewing Company**Live Music Thursday 7 pm, Food and outside patio-family friendly

26 Industrial Dr, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1P4

 (403) 858-1159


Swaback Brewing Co

7023 Johnstone Drive, Red Deer, Alberta T4P 0LP




Something Brewing

6610 71 St #5, Red Deer, AB T4P 2Y7

(403) 803-9543


Belly Hop Brewing

8105 Edgar Industrial Dr, Red Deer, AB T4 3R2

(403) 318-0853


Troubled Monk

5551 45 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1L2

(403) 348-2378

Wild Brewing Co

5579 47 St #12, Red Deer

(403) 346-1939

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm https://wildbrewing.ca/


Drummond Brewery

6610 71 St, Red Deer,

(403) 346-1146

Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-11pm https://www.facebook.com/pages/Drummond-Brewery/139869469397743


Red Hart Brewing

488 McCoy Dr #112, Red Deer County

(403) 342-1048

Hours:  Mon-Thus 2pm-8pm, Fri-Sat2pm-10pm, Sun 2pm-6pm 



Farmer Markets


Market at Red Deer (outdoor)

Saturday morning, 8am to 12:30pm

4725 43 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6Z3


Red Deer enjoys one of the largest and most popular public outdoor markets in the Province of Alberta if not in all of Canada! 


Gasoline Alley Framers Market (indoor year round)

558 Laura Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta

(587) 377-4601


Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9 am to 5 pm.


Meet 50 local bakers, makers, growers, brewers and crafters.


Market Kitchen situated at the north end of Gasoline Alley Market. Kitchen Market is a collective of three restaurant, craft brewery, taproom, and coffee roaster. Market Kitchen is open Fri-Sun from 9-5. When the market is closed, access is through the glass doors at north end of the building.  






Ross Street Patio and Farmers Market



Ross Street Patio

Every Wednesday 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 11:30am - 1 pm, Ross Street Patio has free live music performers hosted by the Downtown Business Association. Picnic table and umbrellas are provided, pull up a chair to enjoy and relax.  Ross Street has great restaurants, unique local shops and more. 


Downtown Red Deer Market(outdoor)

Little Gaetz Ave in Downtown Red Deer every Wednesday outdoors,3:30pm-6:30pm


Ghost Walking Tour



Have you seen the ghosts of Red Deer?  Red Deer is renowned for its bronze art collection, statues tell the history of the community. It is one of the largest life-size bronze sculpture collections in Canada. Start your tour at the Recreation Centre, and the ghosts will guide you through downtown. As you go, see a variety of public art and heritage buildings.

Walk or Cycle Red Deer



There are over 100 kilometers of multi use and recreation trails in Red Deer for walking, running, rollerblading and cycling, Red Deer has on-street bike lanes and routes that allow cyclists to connect to multi-use trails.  You can even go rails to trails. 


Central Alberta Regional Trails Society



Red Deer Mountain Bike Park

The south entrance is located off 77 Street and the north entrance is located at the corner of 48 Ave and 79 St.



Savy Cycle

(403) 350-4972


Explore Red Deer or climb a mountain. If you choose to ride with us you will benefit from a guide, coach, mechanic, and first aider.   



Wheelers Bicycle Repair



Wipe-out Ski and Bike



Mud, Seat & Gears



Spoke N Stix




Giddy Up And Lets  Go To The Ranch


Heritage Ranch and Westlake Grill

6300 Conquist Dr, Red Dee, AB T4N 7E8 

(403) 347-4977



Westlake Gill offers light brunch or a romantic dinner for two, menu covers every palette


Trail Rides

Experience Heritage Ranch on Horseback! Enjoy a 1 hour Trail Ride through the scenic Trails! 
This experience is for ages 8+ and up to groups of 12 guests! 
$65/per person


Pony Ride Schedule: 10:00 am until 11:00 am Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
No need to book in advance, just stop by between those times! $10 per person


Date Night Carriage Rides









Take You Out To The Ball Game


Sylvan Lake Gulls Baseball 


6301 Memorial Trail, Sylvan Lake

(587) 377-6277

$20 per ticket, what could be better than that!



Sun – Aug 8, 2:05 start 

Mon – Aug 9, 7:05 start

Tuesday Aug10

Wed Aug 11

Thurs Aug 12


You Get a line and I’ll Get a Pole


Mitchell Pond



Pond located in Red Deer. From Taylor Drive travel W on 43 St to Cronquist Drive, then N into Heritage Ranch. Access to the pond from Heritage Ranch is via a foot/bicycle path. ACA annually stocks this pond with trout.

West River Fly Shop/TC Outfitters

4646 Riverside Dr #8

(587) 876-8282 Tory (owner/operator)

Fully guided tours 


Sportsmen’s Den

7667 50 Ave Bay 6




Wolverine Guns & Tackle

409 Lantern St

(403) 347-0220






Feeling Lucky


Cash Casino Red Deer

6350 67 St

(403) 346-3339


Jackpot Casino

4950 47 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6P8

(403) 342-5825


FORE! Golf Any One


Spirit Creek Golf and Country Club

RR1, Red Deer, AB T4N 5E1

(403) 342-2830

Scenic, serene and affordable.  Course hosts all ages and skill levels in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.  


Summerland RV and Leisure Park

40325 Range Road 282

Lacombe County, AB

(403) 748-4855



37 RV fully serviced sites

21 KM (17 minutes to Motor Field Pickleball Courts) 


Summerland Leisure Park - Mini Golf Course

https://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/alberta/lacombe/summerland-leisure-rv-park-14996#parkOverview .The 18 hole mini golf course located in Gull Lake is a fun-filled experience to share with the whole family. The course is set up with many obstacles ranging in difficulty to challenge the mini golfer in you!

Golf courses abound in and around Red Deer. Link to the various Golf Courses in and around Red Deer https://visitreddeer.com/experiences/golf/









Spa Date


Recovery Lab

Bay 1229, 2827 30th Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4R 2P7

(587) 8149*5629


At Recovery Lab, we’re here to provide complete wellness routine. Whether you are a trained athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who enjoys any level of physical activity, everyone requires one thing: functional recovery.


Totally Refreshed – Two locations

6200 67a St #2, Red Deer, AB T4P 3E8

(403) 314-1933

Monday to Friday 9 am to 10 pm

Saturday 9 am to 5 pm


thing: functional recovery.



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