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Whether you're a local, visiting family or in the area for a short visits there's lots to do in Central Alberta.

Things to do in Central Alberta

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Some of our favourite things to do in Central Alberta. This is not an exhaustive list, just a few of the places we've visited and loved. Missing your favourite? Let us know so that we can add it to our list of places to visit.

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From prairies to the Rocky Mountains, Central Alberta has the best hikes around.

Throughout David Thompson Country explore the quieter side of the foothills and the Rocky Mountains. Featuring spectacular waterfalls, jagged peaks, remote alpine meadows carpeted in wildflowers and glacier-fed lakes without the crowds.

The Red Deer area is the perfect place for a stroll through the parkland and prairie landscape. From the City of Red Deer's extensive trail system to the J.J. Collett Natural Area there is no shortage of options.

With the Rockies close by, it's easy to forget about the local ski areas that dot the prairie landscape. Let your self be surprised by just how much fun you can have spending a day or an evening playing in the snow.

Plus, you can never get too many days of skiing with friends and with options so close to home there's no excuses not to get out, even if only for a few hours.

Central Alberta's Ski Areas

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Some of our favourite ski areas. This is not an exhaustive list, just a few of the places we've visited and loved. Missing your favourite? Let us know so that we can add it to our list of places to visit.

Central Alberta might not be known for its large snowfall - we consider 10 cm to be a big storm - but that doesn't mean we can't have fun outside. There's lots of options throughout the area for snowshoeing, including city parks like Heritage Ranch and the western end of David Thompson Country. The dry climate also means we can often hike all year round, with trails like Siffleur Falls often clear of snow all year long.

Spending time outside with friends and family enjoying time together can create some of the most cherished memories. Take a break on your next adventure or head out for a few hours and explore Central Alberta's many day use areas.