Red Deer Facts

City of Red Deer

Red Deer

Located about halfway between Calgary and Edmonton, Red Deer is a city in Alberta, Canada. Memorabilia, photos, and interactive games celebrate the sporting achievements of Alberta. There is a large First Nations art collection at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, which focuses on local history. Paddle boats and ice skating are available in Bower Ponds, a park by the Red Deer River.

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1. Red Deer has a population of around 106,912 and is the third most populous city in Alberta behind Calgary and Edmonton.

2. The city is named after the nearby Red Deer River.

3. It is located in central Alberta between Calgary and Edmonton, in an area known as apsen parkland, home to... grain, oil, and cattle production. The city's economy includes agriculture, and natural gas extraction.

4. The city was home to Aboriginal tribes. The area was originally called Elk River, and was inhabited by Blackfoot, Stoney, and Plains Cree. The town was incorporated as a city in 1913, and grew to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the province.

5. The town has over 5,000 businesses, and its population is comprised of more than half of the workforce with post-secondary education.

6. The average working age is 15-65.

7. The highest recorded temperature in Red Deer was 99 degrees Fahrenheit on 2 July 1924, while the coldest temperature was -50.6 degrees Celsius on 17 December 1924.

8. The climate of the area is predominantly humid continental, with long, cold, dry winters.

9. The city was founded in the late 1800s, when a large influx of settlers arrived in the region. Since then, the city has adopted its own tartan and flower.

10. The city hosted has hosted popular events like the Canada Games 2019.

11. Red deer is 855m above sea level.