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  • The Explorer Series
        • 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

          Sun 19

          The Classic Float Tour

          Sunday, August 19 @ 11:00
          Sun 19

          The Classic Float Tour

          Sunday, August 19 @ 13:45
          Tue 21

          Evening Float Tour

          Tuesday, August 21 @ 18:00
        • 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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The Explorer Series tours are an easy way to head out on an adventure, whether you’re joining us on your own or bringing a few friends along. Offered on Saturdays and select days throughout the year, these tours feature our favourite itineraries, from ice bubbles to photo tours and guided hikes.

Our small groups allow us to be flexible while on tour and to slow down to enjoy the journey. We take care of all the logistics, transportation, equipment and lunch so that all you have to do is enjoy the breathtaking destinations Central Alberta has to offer.

All tours depart from Red Deer with an option for pickup in Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg on many adventures.

 

Summer Adventures

Head out to the mountains for a guided hike to amazing views, waterfalls and canyons. Taste some of the delicious food Central Alberta produces. Float down the Red Deer River, enjoying the sights and relaxing for a couple hours.

Winter Adventures

Winter is never boring. Play in the snow, catch up with friends and make the most out of this amazing season. In case you were wondering, we love winter!

Try an evening of snowshoeing in the city or join us for a full day tour exploring David Thompson Country, from the ice bubbles to frozen waterfalls and canyons.

How to Book

Pick an upcoming tour below or checkout the monthly calendar for upcoming tours.

All you have to do to reserve a spot is fill out the booking form for the tour you want to join. Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Stop by our Basecamp + Cafe or give us a call at 403 986-6190.

Upcoming Tours

Here’s a few of the upcoming tours. Check the monthly calendar for the full listing.

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The Classic Float Tour

Sunday, August 19 @ 11:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Relax as you float down the river through the city

Departure: Red Deer

The Classic Float Tour

Sunday, August 19 @ 13:45
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An event every week that begins at 1:45pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Relax as you float down the river through the city

Departure: Red Deer

Evening Float Tour

Tuesday, August 21 @ 18:00
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

End the day with a float down the Red Deer River

Departure: Red Deer

Rafts + Craft Beer Tour

Wednesday, August 22 @ 16:30

Float on the Red Deer River and tour the Troubled Monk Brewery

Departure: Red Deer

Hiking Coliseum Mountain

Saturday, August 25

A moderate hike overlooking Nordegg and the Rockies

Departure: Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Nordegg and Coliseum Mountain Staging Area

Birds + Wildlife Raft Tour

Saturday, August 25 @ 07:00

Enjoy breakfast on the river at the best time of the day to see birds and wildlife

Departure: Red Deer

Red Deer Market Tour

Saturday, August 25 @ 08:15
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An event every week that begins at 8:15am on Saturday, repeating until October 7, 2018

Meet the vendors producing amazing local food

Departure: Red Deer

The Classic Float Tour

Saturday, August 25 @ 11:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Relax as you float down the river through the city

Departure: Red Deer

The Classic Float Tour

Saturday, August 25 @ 13:45
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:45pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Relax as you float down the river through the city

Departure: Red Deer

Evening Float Tour

Saturday, August 25 @ 18:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

End the day with a float down the Red Deer River

Departure: Red Deer

Red Deer River
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$170 – $190

Swiftwater Rescue 1

Sunday, August 26 @ 06:00

Enjoy breakfast on the river at the best time of the day to see birds and wildlife

Departure: Red Deer

The Classic Float Tour

Sunday, August 26 @ 11:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Relax as you float down the river through the city

Departure: Red Deer

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A Few More Things To Know

Each tour has a minimum number of participants required for the tour to be offered, typically between 2 and 6 guests. If the tour you chose doesn’t have enough interest we’ll let you know the day before the tour and issue you a full refund or a credit for a future tour, your choice.

We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!

Red Deer’s Ski Bus

The ski bus is a little different from our other Small Group Adventures. Day trips to the mountain resorts include return transportation from Red Deer, light snacks on the bus and hot chocolate at the end of the day. Lift tickets can be added to your booking for extra savings, allowing you to skip the line up and head straight to the lifts.

While at the resort you’re free to head out on your own, meeting the group back at the bus at the end of the day.

Find out more about the Ski Bus.

 

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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