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Red Deer

Red Deer, Canada

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, dedicated to the history of sports within the province. It was created in 1957 by the Alberta Amateur Athletic Union (AAAU). The museum was eventually taken over by Sport Alberta in 1973 when the AAAU ceased operations. It has been preserved by the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Society since 1997. The first permanent display for the Hall of Fame was established in Edmonton in 1962. The museum relocated between Edmonton and Calgary on numerous occasions until settling in Red Deer in 1999.



Canyon Ski Area

Canyon Ski Resort is placed on the banks of the Red Deer River. It is located 9 km east of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, along the David Thompson Highway.

It has one triple chair, one double chair, two T-bars, a platter tow and a tube tow. Some of its main runs are the Powderhorn, Holiday, and Sun Deck. The resort also hosts a snowboard Terrain Park and Super Pipe run. The vertical drop is 146 m (480 ft).

The main lodge is at the base of the ski runs and, being located in a river valley, at the end of a steep road. The upper lift stations are at the top of the river valley, in relatively horizontal prairie farmland. While unloading at the top of the triple chairlift, you see a working oil pump jack and often cattle grazing immediately in front of you.

Canyon Ski Resort was one of the first Canadian ski hills to use artificial snowmaking equipment in the 1960s. As a result of this and relatively cold fall temperatures in central Alberta, it was reliably one of the first ski areas to open in Canada. Consequently, the Canadian National Ski team used Canyon Ski Resort for its early season training in the 1960s.



Ellis Bird Farm

The Ellis Bird Farm is composed of a grain elevator built in 1937 and is the oldest standing "seed elevator" in Alberta. As well as a Tea House, self-guided trails, demonstration wildlife gardens, a picnic area, bird banding tours and the "World's Largest" collection of functional bluebird nestboxes.



Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery  Its unique settlement history and growth is credited to leadership and “can-do” attitude which is still evident today. It has a lot of  stories being shared from the heart of the Parkland with Re deer community.This 4800 sq ft exhibition uses a thematic approach to showcase our diverse heritage and highlight many of the little known “firsts” developed here. A creative mix of historic artifacts, archival material and modern technology will tell the stories of the lives of ordinary people, stories of vision, sacrifice, hardship and success. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a rich, multi-media experience.


Several prominent buildings have been a part of Red Deer's landscape for many years. The exhibition features several, including the Stephenson Hall Block (Red Deer's first commercial building), the Train Station, the Club Cafe and the Capitol Theatre. Each area is unique and provides interactive stations where visitors will discover more about the past.



Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Sunnybrook Farm Museum celebrates the early days of Alberta farming. Find your rustic roots as you explore Red Deer's oldest farm! Imagine the lives of pioneer farm families - working in the field, milking the family cow in the dairy barn, repairing a plow in the blacksmith shop, or baking bread in the summer kitchen.

Join us as we travel back in time. Chat with "men at work" in the restoration shop. Experience the modern conveniences - of 1905 - on a visit to the log house. Try your hand at feeding chickens and enjoy a wagon ride, special event of demonstration of lovingly restored farming equipment (seasonal).


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