About Red Deer, Alberta

The city of Red Deer is Central Alberta's primary transportation, economic and residential hub, located midway between the major urban centres of Calgary and Edmonton on Highway 2. Set in midst of Alberta's fertile farmland and gently rolling hills with the Rocky Mountains visible along the southwest horizon, Red Deer is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and services an outlying market of over 2 million people within a 160 kilometre radius. With a population of 100,418 and a real estate market containing over 42,000 homes, condominiums and apartments, Red Deer is a bustling and diverse community. The city's population is one of the youngest in Canada, with a median age of 35.

As the largest urban centre in Central Alberta, Red Deer is home to almost all of the region's major amenities ranging from major stores, grocery and restaurant chains to a mix of smaller, locally-run cafes and shops. The city provides comprehensive police, health and emergency services, and offers an excellent education system including both public and Catholic school boards in addition to the acclaimed Red Deer College.

Red Deer has a wide range of recreational options for all ages and activity levels, including Collicutt Centre, a large complex housing an ice rink, indoor soccer field, running track, pock, weight room, and a field house. Great West Adventure Park is a popular BMX biking track, and skiers enjoy the slops at Canyon Ski Hill located only 10 minutes from the city.

The city is proud to offer its residents ample green space and parkland within the city, including the picturesque Bower Ponds in Waskasoo Park, Great Chief Athletic Park, Kiwanis Picnic Park, and the popular Heritage Ranch near the Red Deer River, which offers horseback riding and hay rides in addition to its park and picnic facilities.

Latest Red Deer Homes for Sale

MLS® listing #CA0172888 for sale located at 9 Rolling Hills Ridge

4 BED • 2 BATH • 1022 SQFT

$269 900

9 Rolling Hills Ridge

MLS® listing #CA0172934 for sale located at 5220 50 A Avenue

3 BED • 2 BATH • 1420 SQFT

$199 900

5220 50 A Avenue

MLS® listing #CA0165486 for sale located at 100 Lakeway Boulevard

2 BED • 2 BATH • 1155 SQFT

$189 900

100 Lakeway Boulevard

MLS® listing #CA0172933 for sale located at 2413 Red Lodge Park

3 BED • 2 BATH • 1657 SQFT

$1 199 000

2413 Red Lodge Park

MLS® listing #CA0172707 for sale located at 208 200 Parkridge Close

4 BED • 3 BATH • 3454 SQFT

$625 000

208 200 Parkridge Close

MLS® listing #CA0172932 for sale located at 5330 55 Avenue

4 BED • 2 BATH • 1524 SQFT

$237 900

5330 55 Avenue

MLS® listing #CA0172743 for sale located at 4610 47 A Avenue

2 BED • 2 BATH • 1025 SQFT

$230 000

4610 47 A Avenue

MLS® listing #CA0172930 for sale located at 4649 49 Avenue

3 BED • 2 BATH • 1152 SQFT

$87 000

4649 49 Avenue

MLS® listing #CA0169110 for sale located at 12 Otterbury Avenue

4 BED • 2 BATH • 2077 SQFT

$299 000

12 Otterbury Avenue

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Red Deer Information

Get more information about Red Deer and what it's like to live, work and play here. Learn more about our local government, the services and local businesses, and the greater Red Deer region.

Visitor Info

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Museums & Galleries

Red Deer values its rich and diverse heritage and culture. There are several great museums and galleries within the city.

Outdoor Parks & Recreation

There are some fantastic parks and recreational facilities in Red Deer, including the popular Heritage Ranch, Canyon Ski Resort, and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Waskasoo Park.


Here are just a few ways and places you can enjoy great shows, sports and events in Red Deer.

Festivals & Events

Here are some of our favourite annual festivals and events in Red Deer, but there are lots more!