Canyon Ski Resort
The resort is located just about 8 minutes East of Red Deer Alberta, Canada. Canyon offers a 164 meter vertical drop which gives everyone a slope to suit their preference. With 6 different lifts, 18 runs, a new and improved Terrain Park and Super Pipe, Canyon gives you more time on the slopes and less in line-ups! Our longest slope is 1.2 km long and our total skiable area is 28.6 hectares from which 40 % are for novices, 40 % for intermediates and 20% for expert.
Time General(13yrs. & up) Child(12yrs. & under)
Full Day 9-5 or 1-9 $40 $30
Half Day 1-5 or 5-9 $33 $25
Weekends & Holidays 9-1 $33 $25
Weekday Morning Special 10-1 $29 $22
Last 2 Hours $22 $15
Beginner (any age) MAGIC Carpet $19
Senior (65 & over) $30
Tiny Tigers (5 & under) $15
Snow Tubing as another great reason to enjoy winter at Canyon Ski Resort. Our Snow Tube Park is the only one of its kind in Central Alberta. With a dedicated tubing lift (so you don’t have to walk up the hill), two groomed lanes down with banked corners, and special tubes provided by us, you won’t find a better outdoor winter activity.
All Ages Rates
All Day……………………………………………………..$ 30
2 Hours…………………………………………………….$ 20
All inclusive pass – Tubing and Skiing………….$ 50
One Run Pass…………………………………………….$ 4.75
Family Tube Pass (2 Hours)………………………..$ 60
(Based on 4 immediate Family Members)
Family Add on……………………………………………$ 10
Kerry Wood Nature Center
The Kerry Wood Nature Centre is an approximately 1,036 sq. metre (11,154 sq. ft.) nature Centre adjacent to the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, a municipally-owned 118 hectare park and federal migratory bird sanctuary. The Nature Centre is open year-round, and is closed only on Christmas Day.
Enjoy a walk throught he sanctuary, play in Imagination Grove or strap on some snowshoes and head out on the trails.
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Seven days a week
1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Snowshoe rental Prices
$5.00 per pair/hour
$10.00/pair/24 hour day
Groups of up to 10 people
$25.00/24 hour day
5751 Kerrywood Dr., Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3T4, Canada
Bower Ponds is the heart of the Waskasoo Park system and a favorite destination for people throughout Central Alberta. Visitors to the park can access many amenities including the Bower Ponds pavilion and stage which are available for rental through the City of Red Deer's Facility Booking. Whatever the season, from skates to boats, we have an assortment of rentals available at low cost. There is also a tobogganing hill for you and your family to enjoy. Head on into the pavilion when the kids get cold to enjoy some hot chocolate and snacks.
Skate aids, helmets, and skate rentals of various sizes available to get outdoors and enjoy a winters day. Skate sharpening also available for a nominal fee.
Winter Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Weekends: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Please Note: The Bower Ponds Pavilion will be CLOSED if the temperature and/or wind chill drops below -25 degrees Celsius.
For public safety, hockey sticks and pucks are not permitted at Bower Ponds
Red Deer offers 62 outdoor skating rinks for public use. Each site is maintained by the Parks Section and includes boarded rinks for hockey/ringette, as well as snowbank rinks for leisure skating, 3 pond skating locations and 1 speed skating oval.
(No hockey sticks or pucks allowed on the ponds or ovals.)
The list of all out door rinks in Red Deer can be found here:
Cross-Country Ski Trails
Through close collaboration between the City of Red Deer, Riverbend Golf and Recreation Society and the Parkland Ski Club, over 30 kilometers of groomed ski trails are available each winter throughout the Waskasoo Park system – right within the City boundaries. The majority of the ski trails are centered in two areas: the Heritage Ranch/Great Chief Park (HR/GCP) and the Riverbend Golf and Recreation Area (Riverbend). A biathlon shooting range is also available at Riverbend. Shorter trail loops are also provided at Barrett Park, the Red Deer College lands and in various school playgrounds.
We are located right off of the QE2 Highway.
Access beside the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.
Originally the homestead of Raymond L. Gaetz (Red Deer's first Mayor), the property was later purchased by the Hoopfer family before being turned over to the City to be used as a recreational area. Today, Heritage Ranch is a locally owned and operated business, that sits on 217 acres of municipal land.
The onsite fully licensed restaurant, The Westlake Grill, along with the Ranch's central location make it the ideal meeting space, wedding venue or destination for a night out.
Winter Night Lights Tour 2015
(NOVEMBER 14-DECEMBER 22/ JANUARY 2-FEBRUARY 28)
Cuddle up with a loved one (or a few!) in a winter wonderland of 20,000 lights. A horse drawn sleigh will take you on a cozy ride through our beautiful snow covered forest paths. Hot chocolate included and blankets available!
There is also a large blow up Igloo at the Ranch available for bookings.