Red Deer travel guide

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You're Going to Love Red Deer

With a population of 73,593, Red Deer is a must-see destination in Alberta, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 1 days in order to fully appreciate everything Red Deer has to offer.

What to do in Red Deer

Activities & attractions in Red Deer

Where to Eat in Red Deer

If you’re looking for affordable options, One Eleven Grill (108 - 5301 43 St) and Cornerstone Dining - Red Deer College (100 College Blvd) are great picks.

When to visit Red Deer

Red Deer in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 62
1 night at 3-star hotel
Red Deer in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 62
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Red Deer in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 23 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -16 °C, with an average temperature of -10 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 97 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Red Deer, with an average rainfall of 13 mm.

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How to Get to Red Deer


When flying to Red Deer, you’ll arrive at Red Deer (YQF), which is located 7 miles from the city centre The shortest domestic flight to Red Deer departs from Calgary and takes around 43m.


Another option to get to Red Deer is to pick up a car rental from Calgary, which is about 85 miles from Red Deer. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Avis, among others, in Calgary.


You can travel by bus to Red Deer using Red Arrow or Cold Shot. The most popular bus station is Red Deer Radisson Hotel, located 2 miles from downtown Red Deer. Red Deer 7150 50 Ave is also a commonly used station, and is 2 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Red Deer

Airlines serving Red Deer

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
Good (203 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Red Deer

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include TownePlace Suites by Marriott Red Deer and Holiday Inn Express Red Deer North.

Where to stay in popular areas of Red Deer

Most booked hotels in Red Deer

Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Red Deer
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 104+
Radisson Red Deer
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 104+
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Red Deer
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
C$ 78+
Sandman Hotel Red Deer
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 112+
Super 8 by Wyndham Red Deer
Okay (4.4, Okay reviews)
C$ 59+

Renting a car in Red Deer

Renting a car in Red Deer costs C$ 72 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 16% cheaper than airport locations in Red Deer.

Expect to pay C$ 1.94 per litre in Red Deer (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 23.20 and C$ 30.93. The most frequently booked car type in Red Deer is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Volkswagen Tiguan or similar) are, on average, 36% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.