The grant that made it possible for Tourism Red Deer and the Central Alberta Tourism Alliance to offer these tours has expired. We’re working on offering some of these tours as part of the Explorer Series with special pricing for industry partners. We’ll update once a plan is in place.
Discover the amazing experiences available right here in Red Deer. It’s easy to forget that our own backyard is filled with adventures when guests ask for recommendations. Take advantage of the Showcase Red Deer tours to re-discover the area, re-connect with tourism partners and find your new favourite things to do in Red Deer.
We’re excited to partner with Tourism Red Deer to once again offer a series of tours featuring Red Deer’s signature experiences. We’ve made some changes to the Experience Experts program for the 5th edition:
- Shorter tours with more dates
- 3 to 4 activities per tours so that you have more time to experience them
- More itineraries showcasing our local agri and food options, outdoor recreation opportunities, and festivals.
The Showcase Red Deer tours are open to everybody involved in growing our destination. Whether you’re working the front desk or managing an attraction, sharing the Red Deer story on your blog or creating experiences for visitors, we want you to be our guest for the day.
You’re welcome to attend as many tours as you wish. Spots are limited, make sure to reserve yours early.
- Get first hand experience with some of Red Deer’s best tours and activities.
- Find new things to do that you can recommend to your guests.
- Meet industry partners and find opportunities to collaborate.
- Get inspired to promote our destination.
Perfect for: Anybody interested in our local tourism industry.
On each of the tours you’ll get to experience some of the best Red Deer has to offer. We’ll get our hands dirty on the farm, taste amazing food, play outside in Waskasoo Park and learn more about all the exciting festivals coming up.
Pick an upcoming tour to book your spot. Don’t wait, space is limited on all the tours.
Upcoming Departures › Showcase Red Deer
List of Departures
Curious what you missed? Here’s the highlights from some of the past tours.
The Waskasoo Park Bike Tour kicked off the 2018 tour series and National Tourism Week. Despite a rainy start of the day, we had a great time learning about coffee, exploring the trails and enjoying lunch on top of the bird blind at the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary.
A day filled with exploring Central Alberta communities and learning about things to do in the area. This fast paced tour will take us to a number of attractions where you’ll learn about a wide variety of activities for your guests to enjoy on their next visit.
This is a different type of tour than what we’ve done in past years. We’re heading out for a morning walk of downtown, looking at public art and art galleries, getting a chance to get hands-on and maybe a little dirty working on our own masterpiece before heading out into Waskasoo Park for a different type of experience combining art, local cultures and nature.
Head out for the day discovering a variety of options for active family adventures along the QE2 corridor. You’ll get to play, experience some of the activities available for kids and parents as well as learning more about some of the area’s attractions.
Explore the west end of David Thompson Country, from the historic mining town of Nordegg to the stunning Bighorn Canyon and Crescent Falls. Take in the views along Abraham Lake on a hike, heli-tour or horseback riding adventure. Discover the Kootenay Plains with their rich natural and human history.
Explore Central Alberta’s local food, from the producers to the chefs who make these local ingredients into delicious meals, On this tour we’ll be visiting farms, a cheesery, restaurants and local breweries where you’ll learn about the rich experiences available to your guests.
Come For A Visit
We're located in Capstone at Riverlands, near the trails of Waskasoo Park and Downtown Red Deer. Stop by to plan your next adventure, rent the gear you need and grab a bite with friends.
While you're in the neighbourhood make sure to check out some of our great neighbours like Wild Brewing Co, Purearth Organics, DOSE Coffee and Troubled Monk Brewery.
You'll find us at #10 5579 47 Street in Cronquist Business Park.
- Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
- Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
- Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
- Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
- Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
We're open for check-in 10 minutes prior to departure for all tours.