Red Deer, Alberta, is located on Alberta Highway 2, 102 miles south of Edmonton. This community is located on the East Access Route in The MILEPOST.
The Visitor Centre is located at 101–4200 Highway 2. Open 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., Tuesday to Friday, year-round; phone 403-346-0180; website www.visitreddeer.com.
Red Deer has all services, including major chain motels and restaurants, retail outlets and a hospital. Recreational facilities include the Collicutt Leisure Centre featuring a wave pool, waterslide and indoor tennis.
Attractions in Red Deer include Historic Fort Normandeau; Kerry Wood Nature Center; Bower Ponds (picnicking, paddle boats); Discovery Canyon; Heritage Ranch; Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum; Heritage Square; and Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. The architecture of Douglas Cardinal’s St. Mary’s Church may be seen at 38th Street and Mitchell Avenue. Find the Historical Ghosts (bronze statues capturing moments in Red Deer’s history) on a walking tour in the downtown core. Inquire locally about special events during the summer.
Camping at RV There Yet Campground at Exit 405A and 405B (see description at Milepost CB 293.7); full-service sites, big rig friendly, open year-round. Visit www.rvthereyetcamping.com.
In town at Lions Municipal Campground; open May 1–Sept. 30; 138 full and semi-services sites (12 sites with 50-amp power), washrooms, showers, laundry facilities, playgrounds, horseshoe pits. Visit www.reddeerlionscampground.com.