Exploring Central Alberta

by | Published on June 26, 2013 | Last updated on October 17, 2018 | Guides, Updates

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The question we get asked the most often whenever we’re setup at the Red Deer Market or local events is a variation on “I’m new to Red Deer, what’s there to do?” or “I have friends and family coming to visit this weekend, what’s there to do?”.

After living in Red Deer for 5 years, Danielle and I realized it’s time to to explore more of the local attractions ourselves. So this summer, with the kids coming along for most adventures, we’ll be exploring Central Alberta whenever we we can. Along with this we’ll be building our new site, explorecentralalberta.ca where we’ll post trip ideas and showcase some of the most popular local attractions along with some hidden gems we find along the way.

Our focus for now is on the many great places between Olds and Ponoka, from the Rockies to Saskatchewan. We’ll be posting new adventures as we go, starting with a look at the Scandinavian heritage in Central Alberta including the Norwegian Laft Hus, the Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site, the historic Markerville Creamery, the Dickson Store and the Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens.