History of Red Deer

Red Deer's history goes back over 100 years. What began as a collection of small homesteads and a few trading posts has grown into a thriving and modern city. Explore the city's built history through the Heritage section. Visit the Archives to browse through the written, photographic and audio history of Red Deer. Read about the city and surrounding community and learn about the people who make Red Deer special on our History of Red Deer page.

Check out the history exhibits created by the Archives including photographs and old documents or learn some new facts and trivia about Red Deer.

Centennials and Anniversaries

The Archives has developed history exhibits for various anniversary and centennial events.

People of Red Deer

The Archives has information and records on many of the well known, and not so well known, people who have called Red Deer home. 

Places of Red Deer

Presented here are Archival exhibits showcasing the history and development of various sites and buildings around Red Deer.

Time Machine

Step back in time and learn more about Red Deer through these Archives exhibits.

Emblems and Symbols

Learn about the City's coat of arms, official flag, tartan and flower.

Facts and Trivia

Fun facts about your city!

News & Notices

Temporary road closure on 48 Avenue ...

October 18, 2017

48 Avenue between 52 Street and 53 Street is closed temporarily for underground utility work; this includes the intersection of 48 Avenue and 53 Street.

Student trial election results announced

October 17, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12, more than 450 grade six students from across Red Deer cast their ballots in a trial election, learning about the election process and giving election workers an opportunity to practice their roles.