• A large view of darkening evening skies in Red Deer, Alberta, from the CPR Bridge.

From the CPR Bridge in Red Deer, Alberta looking upward into the evening sky.

Things to Do in Red Deer

Near the mid-way point between Calgary and Edmonton, Red Deer is a great place to stop and explore! Straddling the Red Deer River, this small Alberta city boasts gorgeous green space and the expansive urban Gaetz Lakes Bird Sanctuary for abundant outdoor activities. This region is also home to a prospering oil, grain and cattle production, and there are plenty of cool places in Red Deer where you can learn more about these industries.

Book your stay at the Days Inn Red Deer and explore what this Central Alberta town has to offer!

Our Location

Just south of downtown Red Deer, Days Inn Red Deer is ideally located in the up-and-coming Southpointe Commons area, close to all major highways in and out of Red Deer. Just steps from great shopping and restaurants, our hotel is also close to Westerner Park, central Alberta’s biggest convention and trade centre, and Red Deer College.

Outdoor Activities

Westerner Park is central Alberta’s largest convention, trade show, agriculture, entertainment and sports facility that also features extensive park and green spaces where you can run and play in the fresh air.

Other nature-based destinations in and around Red Deer include Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Gaetz Lake Sanctuary, featuring 300 acres of green space, two oxbow lakes, bird blinds and observation decks, or Bower Ponds, where you can rent a paddle boat (or Water Ball!) on a nice day. Horse-lovers can take a trail ride at Heritage Ranch.


Find everything you need right across the street at Southpointe Commons, an impressive outdoor shopping centre featuring large retail outfits, including London Drugs, Pier 1 Imports, HomeSense and Walmart, as well as great restaurants . For indoor shopping, head five minutes up 50th Avenue to Bower Place.

Night Life

Whether you’re up for a night at the movies or an evening of live music and nightclubbing, Red Deer has what you’re looking for! For a fun night out, check out Bellinis Sonic Lounge, Cowboys Bar & Nightclub, One Eleven Grill, Billy Bob’s Red Deer, or find exactly what you’re looking for here.