Even though we are the centre of the big rolling prairies, we've
got some great water adventures around. From waterparks and tube
rides to one of Canada's best beaches close by, Red Deer's got
water, water everywhere.
3031 - 30 Avenue
- Enmax Water Park
- Fitness and Wellness Studio
- Indoor Running Track
- Field House
- Climbing & Bouldering Area
- Soccer Pavilion
G.H. Dawe Community Centre
56 Holt Street
- 3 Pools
- 2 Waterslides
- Fitness Centre
- Food Services
- Gymnasium (3 courts)
4 meeting rooms 25/60 ppl each
Michener Aquatic Centre
51A Street & 38A Street
- 25m x 6 lanes indoor pool
- Dive Tank
- Warm Pool
- Fitness Area
1 meeting room 25 ppl
Red Deer Recreation Centre
4501 - 47A Avenue
- 25m x 5 lane Indoor Pool
- 50m x 6 lane Outdoor Pool
- Steam Room, Sauna & Whirlpool
- Fitness Centre & Exercise Room
2 meeting rooms 25/40 ppl.
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The huge Collicutt Centre has a climbing wall, an arena, a
fitness centre, field house, soccer pavilion and child minding
area. But if you're a kid (or an overgrown kid at heart) you'll
want to hear all about the ENMAX Waterpark. This gigantic waterpark
has a wave pool, a lazy river, a water playground, a tots pool and,
of course, a twisty curvy slide!
The downtown Recreation Centre is another great place to go for
a swim. The facility boasts an indoor 25 m pool with hot tub,
whirlpool and sauna, steam room and a 50 m outdoor pool complete
with diving platforms and splash pool. Surrounding the facility is
a beautiful park with picnic areas next to a free, outdoor
children's wading area during the summer.
The recently renovated GH Dawe Community Centre boasts four
separate pools, including hot tub, lane pool, leisure pool with a
double waterslide and a splash pool. In addition to the amazing
water features, you'll find a fitness centre, arena, multi-purpose
gym and child minding area - it's the perfect place to play, get
active and have fun.
The Roland Michener Pool is just one more place where water and
fun are the norm. Boasting three separate pools, including a 25 m
lane pool, extra large low-depth pool and dive tank, the Michener
Centre is a great family facility not to be missed.
Take a tube ride
Right next to the River Bend Golf Course is the slow meandering
stream of Discovery Canyon. You can rent a tube and follow this
shallow river-fed pool as it splashes and bubbles its way down the
hill to the spray park below. Then run back up and do it all over
again. Bring a picnic and lots of snacks - you'll want to spend all
Discovery Canyon is a free water play area within Waskasoo Park.
On a hot summer day enjoy pools of water, a trickling stream and a
spray pool at the bottom of the canyon. Water is pumped up, and
splashes and bubbles its way down. Children can follow the water on
inflatable tubes. Bring your own, or rent one from the clubhouse.
Amenities include picnic tables and washrooms.
Ride the river
Imagine this: it's a sunny day and the water sparkles as you dip
your paddle and watch the lush green riverbank drift by. Sound
nice? Red Deer has lots of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking.
There are many launches into the river from the Waskasoo Park trail
system, but one of the local favourites is at the Red Deer River
Crossing at Historic Fort Normandeau.
Picturesque Bower Ponds is a popular destination within Waskasoo
Park, with interconnected ponds for paddling and trout fishing, a
concession with washrooms and equipment rentals including
paddleboats and canoes in summer.
Enjoy the serenity and splendour of the Red Deer River from the
water! Whether paddling a canoe or kayak, power boating or floating
the river in a tube or raft, Red Deer and Red Deer County boast
beautiful areas in which to enjoy our waterways with a number of
publicly accessible boat and canoe launches.
- Kiwanis Park - Boat launch with vehicle access. Open 7 am - 11
- Great West Adventure Park - Canoe launch with vehicle
- Fort Normandeau - Canoe launch with vehicle access. Open 8 am -
10 pm or dusk
- Waskasoo Crescent - Canoe launch
- Mckenzie Trail North - Canoe launch, no vehicle access. Open 7
am - 11 pm
- Riverbend - Boat launch with vehicle access
- Lower Heritage Ranch - Canoe launch, no vehicle access. Open 7
am - 11 pm
Red Deer County
- A-Soo-Wuh-Um Day Use Area - Open May 15 to September 30, 8 am -
- Joffre Bridge Day Use Area - Open May 15 to September 30, 9 am
- 8:30 pm
Red Deer is surrounded by some of the best beaches in Alberta!
In Sylvan Lake, the sand is soft and clean, the water is warm and
shallow, the ice cream is cold and the town is buzzing with
visitors from across the region. Just down from the beach is Wild
Rapids Waterslides, western Canada's largest outdoor waterslide
park, with tall, speedy, and twisting rides. Between the beach fun,
big slides, great dining and gorgeous sunsets, you'll be busy.
Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Pine Lake, Gleniffer Lake, Gull
Lake and Buffalo Lake for recreation, golf and camping. Having Red
Deer close at hand - quick trips into the city for forgotten
fishing gear or rainy day activities - puts a whole new spin on the