As Alberta's third largest city with a population of 100,418 according to the 2016 Federal Census Results that were released on February 8, 2017, Red Deer is a commercial and industrial hub with an immediate trade area of 271,000 people and distribution access to over 2.4 million people within a 200 km radius. Beyond that, Red Deer has access to over 15 million people in Western Canada and U.S. Pacific Northwest markets.
The Red Deer region is served by road, rail and air. The QEII sees more than 16 million trips annually by automobile, with roughly 5,000 one-way trips between Red Deer and Edmonton each day. Over 74 per cent of the province's population lives along this major transportation route.
The Red Deer Airport serves all of central Alberta with daily scheduled services from Air Canada. Air Canada serves the airport three times a day, seven days a week, and connects Red Deer to 191 worldwide destinations. For more information, visit flyreddeer.com.