Things to do

At Bower Ponds, two fountains keep the central pond healthy and refreshed in the summer months and offer a fun element for boaters to row under. Red Deer Advocate file photo

8 ways to celebrate summer in Red Deer

If you’re looking for something to fill an afternoon, evening or a…

  • Jun 29, 2022

 

Construction is underway at Canyon Ski Resort to build its new Canyon Coaster ride. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort gets Alberta’s first alpine coaster

Canyon Coaster under construction and is expected to be operating by the end of June

 

Sawback Brewing Company is launching a new beer to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Ross Street Patio on May 27. (Advocate file photo)

Ross Street Patio celebrates 10th anniversary with special brew

Sawback Brewing Company to launch its Ross Street Patio Beer on May 27

  • May 19, 2022

 

A trip to Lacombe must include a sweet treat from Oodles of Chocolates, featuring hand-crafted chocolates from owner Edna Mcleod and her daughter.

Savour this delicious daytrip just a short drive away!

Lacombe County offers a close-to-home holiday getaway (and some unique last-minute gift ideas!)

  • Dec 20, 2021
A trip to Lacombe must include a sweet treat from Oodles of Chocolates, featuring hand-crafted chocolates from owner Edna Mcleod and her daughter.
The Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival runs from Sept. 22 to 26 in High River, Alberta, south of Calgary.

7 ways to fall into autumn in Alberta

Find fun for the whole family – pumpkins, a garlic festival, a steam train, hot air balloons + more!

The Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival runs from Sept. 22 to 26 in High River, Alberta, south of Calgary.
The Alberta Prairie Railway brings history to life

Living history and outdoor adventures await in Stettler (+ great eats and shopping, too!)

It’s hard to know where to start when you’re deciding what to…

  • Aug 9, 2021
The Alberta Prairie Railway brings history to life
Preparations continue on the Stampede grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The rides are up, the stuffed animals displayed at the games tables and concession booths are loaded with supplies. Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We’re ready to go’: Calgary Stampede to kick off with enhanced safety measures

Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned

Preparations continue on the Stampede grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The rides are up, the stuffed animals displayed at the games tables and concession booths are loaded with supplies. Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The 2021 Alberta Guide to Sportfish Regulations offers helpful, easy-to-view photo identifications and descriptions.

Casting for an Alberta fishing getaway

What you need to know before you go

The 2021 Alberta Guide to Sportfish Regulations offers helpful, easy-to-view photo identifications and descriptions.
Camping reservations are now open for Alberta’s provincial parks for the coming season.

Camping reservations open for Alberta parks

Parks Canada reservations begin in April

Camping reservations are now open for Alberta’s provincial parks for the coming season.
Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Pigeon Lake draws community curlers to outdoor rink

Community initiative offers activities for all ages

Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
If you want to take a great photo for your social media followers, you can’t beat Lake Louise. Photo: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

3 Made-in-Alberta adventures for your winter staycation

North to south, mountain to badlands, Alberta has something for everybody

  • Nov 28, 2020
If you want to take a great photo for your social media followers, you can’t beat Lake Louise. Photo: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
October in Central Alberta is time for family gatherings, Halloween fun and pumpkin spice and everything nice!

6 ways to celebrate the spooky season around Red Deer

Are you ready to fall for Central Alberta?

October in Central Alberta is time for family gatherings, Halloween fun and pumpkin spice and everything nice!
Afternoon Shopping, by David More.

Explore Red Deer’s public art collection

Take a day or two out of your Central Alberta staycation to…

  • Aug 25, 2020
Afternoon Shopping, by David More.
Whether it’s part of a day at the lake or a trip to a local park, a delectable picnic is as easy as a visit to one of Central Alberta’s many specialty shops to stock up on ready-made gourmet treats.

Central Alberta is a picnicker’s paradise

Your guide to finding your picnic-perfect ingredients

  • Aug 11, 2020
Whether it’s part of a day at the lake or a trip to a local park, a delectable picnic is as easy as a visit to one of Central Alberta’s many specialty shops to stock up on ready-made gourmet treats.