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        • The Explorer Series

          Pick an upcoming tour, come on your own or bring a few friends along. It’s that easy! Tours are offered on Saturdays and select dates throughout the year. Find out more >

        • Upcoming Departures

          Sat 24

          Siffleur Falls Winter Hike

          Saturday, November 24
          Dec 01

          Crescent Falls + Ice Bubbles

          Saturday, December 1
          Dec 15

          Siffleur Falls Winter Hike

          Saturday, December 15
        • The Explorer Pass

          Make the most of your summer in Central Alberta with the Explorer Pass. Get out on guided hikes, a float + food tour or a market tour. Enjoy some free ice pops, savings on private tours and activities, local food at the cafe and more. Don’t wait, get your pass now and start exploring. Find out more >

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  • Red Deer's Ski Bus
        • Red Deer’s Ski Bus

          There’s no easier way to get to the mountains! Kick back and relax as we drive from Red Deer to your favourite resort. Head out for a great day on the slopes. Enjoy a hot chocolate at the bus before letting us take care of the drive home. Find out more >

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          Dec 01
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Ladies Hiking Group: Siffleur Falls + Benches

The second hike in our private monthly hiking series took us on the classic Siffleur Falls hike followed by a detour up on the benches along the Siffleur River to a viewpoint overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, the Kootenay Plains and the main range of the Rockies.

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Showcase Red Deer: Waskasoo Park Bike Tour

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.

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Ladies Hiking Group: Coral Creek Canyon

We have the pleasure of running a private monthly hiking series for a group of ladies this summer. The first hike of the season took us along the Cline River Canyon and Coral Creek Canyon on an easy to moderate 7 km hike.

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Campfire Pizza from Scratch

Pizza might now be the first thing that jumps to mind when planning a camping trip but once you try it’ll quickly become a tradition. It only takes a few minutes to put the dough together and the flavours from cooking on the fire will make you want an extra slice.

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Lemon Rosemary Foil Packs

Foil packs are easy and delicious on any camping trip. Coming back from a day of hiking quickly put together a few ingredients, wrap it up in foil and place on the fire while you enjoy a little après.

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Smoky Skies and Wildflowers

The smoke from the wildfires in British Columbia and the Verdant Creek fire moved into the Kootenay Plains earlier in the week while we were camping. The hazy skies made it harder to get the mountain photos we were hoping for but give a surreal feel to the area.

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Updates on The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide

The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide by Jane Ross and Daniel Kyba is a great resource to find hiking trails in the western parts of David Thompson Country. It covers the area around Nordegg and Abraham Lake all the way to Banff National Park and the Icefield Parkway.

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Tour Highlights: Coral Creek Canyon Hike on May 6, 2017

This trail is one of the best place in David Thompson Country to start the hiking season. The snow is gone from the valley, yet ice features are still visible in the canyons along the way. Flowers are starting to pop up along the trail and we even came across bighorn sheep grazing in the sun above the Coral Creek canyon, near our lunch spot.

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Experience Experts 2017 – Central Alberta Sampler

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.

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Experience Experts 2017 – Arts & Culture Tour

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.

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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.

Hours

  • 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.

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