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Red Deer is a city filled with vibrant people, unforgettable scenery, and opportunities for endless adventures. Recently, we were even named as one of the most breathtaking places in North America by Expedia.

It only seems fitting to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors in our community to help celebrate Canada’s 150th this year. Here are a few ways that you can thoroughly explore all that Red Deer has to offer.

Become an explorer at Three Mile Bend Recreation Area

One of the easiest activities you can engage in that will give you prime access to the Red Deer outdoors is by going on a walk or hike. Pack a picnic or a camera and pick a path, as there are many to choose from and many activities that meet the needs of anyone both young and old.

Three Mile Bend Recreation Area is one popular location that has hiking trails, canoeing ponds, picnic areas and even a off-leash dog area for pet owners. The area is located on the North Bank Trail adjacent to the Red Deer River. This versatile destination can be home to many different family-friendly activities.

Waskasoo Park is another great place in Red Deer that can be utilized for outdoor activities, and it branches off into a few other trails and recreation areas.

Take in the beauty at City Hall Park

There is no shortage of natural beauty when it comes to the Red Deer outdoors. In fact, Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well known throughout Alberta. It’s no surprise that we ranked 26 on Expedia’s list.

Trail Creek Park is a great option if you’re looking to spend a weekend camping, but if you’re looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon City Hall Park is filled with beautiful flowers all summer long in a variety of different gardens.

Break in your bike at Red Deer Mountain Bike Park

There are a few trails that one can embark on in Red Deer to get the ultimate biking experience. In fact, Red Deer boosts over 100 kilometers of multi-use and recreation trails for both walking and biking, with many bike trails in the downtown area.

If you’re looking to be more daring, the Red Deer Mountain Bike Park caters to the needs of mountain bikers; however, the trail is open to any outdoor enthusiast who wants to take a break from the city life for a few hours.

Take a day trip to a few other stunning Canadian locations

Red Deer is located quite close to many other great Canadian cities, such as Calgary and Edmonton. A road trip is never out of the question when it comes to summer, and so if you’re looking to see a few other locations, Red Deer is the place to do it from.

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