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. Red Deer deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

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
1 night at 3-star hotel
Red Deer in February
Estimated hotel price
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 11 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Red Deer is to pick up a car hire from Calgary, which is about 137 km from Red Deer. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Hertz, among others, in Calgary.


The most popular bus station is Red Deer Radisson Hotel, located 4 km from the city centre of Red Deer. Red Deer 7150 50 Ave is also a commonly used station, and is 4 km 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
Good (826 reviews)
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
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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)
Radisson Red Deer
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Red Deer
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
Sandman Hotel Red Deer
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
Super 8 by Wyndham Red Deer
Okay (4.4, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Red Deer

Expect to pay $2.35 per litre in Red Deer (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $28.19 and $37.58. Standard (Ford Edge or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Red Deer, while also 59% cheaper than other types, on average.