Travel blogger finds Red Deer breathtaking

A travel blogger seems to have been quite taken with Red Deer.

Jennifer Cuellar, who blogs for, included Red Deer in her list of 34 most breathtaking places in North America this week.

Cuellar ranked Red Deer 26th and writes that one of the city’s best features is that you can just as easily enjoy the lively downtown as the great outdoors.

“It’s the latter category that really makes the town stand out, with Maskepetoon Park as the local favourite,” she writes.

“This river area was largely ignored by visitors until the 1950s, making it still feel new and undiscovered. Additionally, the park is a designated pollinator park, so you’ll see a ton of buzzing bees and other winged critters doing their thing.

Cuellar finishes with a shout-out to Bower Ponds, calling it “lovely, as this area features a serenity garden and natural amphitheatre.”

By making the list, Red Deer is put in the same elite travel destination company as Lake Louise and Banff, Niagara Falls, Old Montreal, Mexico City, Cuba’s Old Havana and first-place B.C.’s Haida, Gwaii.

Among other breathtaking Canadian locations are Penticton and Tofino in B.C., and Hamilton and Peterborough, in Ontario.

To see the complete list go to www.

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