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

Construction in City Hall Park

August 17, 2018

Starting Monday, August 20 construction to update City Hall Park in front of the West entrance of City Hall will begin.

Traffic delays on 49 Avenue

August 16, 2018

Drivers can expect delays on 49 Avenue in the downtown as construction begins to repave the roadway.

Michener Aquatic Centre closes for ...

August 13, 2018

The Michener Aquatic Centre will close for annual maintenance Sunday, August 19, 2018. Regular activities will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.