The Red Deer Region

The Danish Canadian Museum

Food, heritage and outdoor adventures

Explore the heart of the region.

Make Red Deer your destination to discover local food, a unique heritage and outdoor adventures for the whole family. Take some time to explore the regional craft beer scene, head out on a roadtrip to visit the farms or plan a paddle down the Red Deer River.

Allstones Cove

Pelicans on the Red Deer River

Camping on the Kootenay Plains

The farm store at Edgar Farms

Located in the middle of Central Alberta, Red Deer makes for a great basecamp to explore the entire region with day trips to the badlands, prairies, foothills and the Rockies.

For a listing of everything there is to do in each part of the region, check out Tourism Red Deer, Lacombe Regional Tourism, Sylvan Lake, Visit Bentley and the Town of Innisfail.

Book Your Adventure

Not sure which tour is right for you? Get in touch with Pursuit Adventures by emailing, calling 403 986-6190 or stopping by Basecamp + Cafe in Red Deer.

All tours and activities bookings are handled by Pursuit Adventures. Some tours are offered by trusted local partners.

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Head Out On Your Own

Sometimes you just want to head out on your own to explore the area. We get it. That's why we share guides about our favourite adventures in the region.

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Sunshine Village
There’s no easier way to get to the mountains than taking Red Deer's Ski Bus! Sit back and enjoy the ride so that you can focus on your skiing.
Waskasoo Park
Red Deer's park system is home to a variety of activities, from recreation at Bower Ponds to the tranquil setting of the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary.
McKenzie Trails Recreation Area
Once the site of a gravel pit, a dump and a sawmill, McKenzie Trails is a reclamation success story. Enjoy the paved path along the river and pond.
Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary
The short paved Dr. George trail is a great introduction to Alberta's oldest federal migratory sanctuary, taking you to the bird blind on the Gaetz Lakes.
Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary
Explore Alberta's oldest federal migratory bird sanctuary on the 4 km Wishart Trail loop, right in the heart of Red Deer's Waskasoo Park.
Heritage Ranch
Located along the river, the area was once used as a quarry and has now been fully reclaimed into an amazing green space.
Medicine Lodge Ski Club
A short drive north of Sylvan Lake, Medicine Lodge Ski Club offers the occasional powder day along with runs for beginner and more advanced riders.
Ellis Bird Farm
Take a stroll through the gardens, learn about mountain bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting birds and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Ellis Cafe.
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Go on a nature adventure without leaving the city. The whole family will love the Kerry Wood Nature Centre with its exhibits, art gallery and playground.

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