Red Deer is located in Central Alberta, midway between the major cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Alberta’s busiest highway, The Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) Highway, runs through the region and connects Red Deer to Edmonton and Calgary. The term “Red Deer Corridor” is often used to describe the Red Deer area and the communities along the QE II Highway.
Whether you are thinking of moving to the Red Deer area or if you have just moved here, a warm welcome awaits you. Our city is easy to get around and offers many of the amenities you would expect to have in Canada’s larger cities. In any language, it’s a great place to raise a family, work, and play.
With a population of over 100,000 Red Deer has one of the fastest growing economies in North America and is consistently ranked as a prime location for doing business. The Red Deer economy is based on the oil and gas industry, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, petrochemicals, and transportation.
Situated on the southern shore of Sylvan Lake, The Town of Sylvan Lake is located just 18 kilometres west of Red Deer. The Town is ideally located on the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, with both Calgary and Edmonton less than 150km away to the north and south of the Town. A beautiful two hour drive West of Sylvan Lake will put you in the Rocky Mountains.
Sylvan Lake is a thriving hub of activity for families, seniors, and individuals of all ages. There are schools, churches, plenty of shopping options, and year round activities.
Sylvan Lake has a long history as a popular resort town. Because of the beautiful lake and the well-developed waterfront, tourism has been Sylvan Lake’s biggest draw since it incorporated in 1913. While the year round population is around 14,600, the town attracts over 761,000 visitors in summer. Year round guests of the community enjoy activities and amenities such as outdoor aqua splash, a marina with water sport rentals, swimming, golfing, hockey, curling, kite boarding, snow mobiling, fishing, an indoor BMX park, farmers markets, outdoor movies, food trucks and much, much more. Waterfront restaurants and shops are popular attractions, with something for everyone. Sylvan lake is a wonderful place to raise your family!
Penhold is surrounded by the county of Red Deer No. 23, 16 km (9.9 mi) south of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 2A and Highway 42. It is located 128 kilometres (80 mi) north of Calgary, along the Red Deer River. The population of Penhold is around 2500 as of the 2012 census.
Penhold has numerous businesses including a spa, a pizza place, a motel, a liquor store, two gas stations and a grocery store. There are two school choices in Penhold. Attractions in Penhold include a museum, a recreation centre, a splash park and an outdoor ice rink.
For more information on Penhold please visit the town of Penhold website.
Blackfalds is located roughly 14km North of Red Deer. It is situated halfway between Edmonton and Calgary just off the QE2 highway.
The Town of Blackfalds is a great place to live and is one of Canada’s fastest growing communities – with 10,125 residents as of 2018.
People make Blackfalds home because of its opportunities and quality of life, while maintaining a rural-feeling lifestyle, recreational amenities, affordable housing, and its ideal location central to major centres, as attracting features.
Great things are happening in Blackfalds; community members are benefitting from new high quality services, including improved waste management and snow removal programs, a regional public transit system, park and trail development, fibre-optic telecommunication, and the Abbey Centre – a centerpiece for community gathering, recreation and leisure activities.
Advances to transportation and education such as Hwy 2A upgrades and two new schools contribute to the bright future for Blackfalds. (sited from The Town of Blackfalds)
For more information on Blackfalds please visit the Town of Blackfalds website.
Lacombe is located roughly 25km North of Red Deer. It is situated halfway between Edmonton and Calgary just off the QE2 highway.
Lacombe, Alta, incorporated as a town in 1902 and as a city in 2010, population in 2011 was 11,000. Lacombe’s historic downtown features many restored early 20th-century Edwardian-style buildings and numerous murals based on a local heritage theme.
Lacombe offers an abundance of cultural attractions and recreational opportunities. Whether you enjoy a hike through the extensive trails system; participating in team sports; touring the historic downtown murals; or taking in one of the many cultural events and festivals, Lacombe has it all!
Innisfail is Conveniently situated on the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, Innisfail is a thriving mid-sized community in what some may say is the perfect location. It’s just 15 minutes south of Red Deer and an hour north of Calgary, meaning whatever few amenities aren’t available are just a short drive in either direction. The population of Innisfail is around 8000.
A state-of-the-art library, a multi-surface ice rink, and a year-round indoor aquatic centre are among the amenities enjoyed regularly by town residents and visitors alike. There are also walking trails, ball diamonds, sports fields, outdoor skating rinks, tennis courts, a ski hill, a spray park and a curling rink, and Town Council recently took the first steps toward constructing a new skatepark.
Whether it’s by taking advantage of one of these facilities, or by making the most of the town’s diverse and scenic terrain, Innisfailians (as residents of the town are colloquially known) are always busy doing something.
Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, walking and hiking are all popular cost-free activities, and there are plenty of organized sports and leagues well worth participating in. As well, the Innisfail Golf Club is an internationally-lauded course that offers a first-rate experience for even the most skilled of golfers. For sports enthusiasts who are more into spectating, the Senior AAA Innisfail Eagles hockey team provides top-notch viewing entertainment. It’s some of the highest caliber of hockey around. (sited from Town of Innisfail)
For more information on Innisfail please visit the town of Innisfail website.
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