Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is Alberta's oldest federal migratory bird sanctuary. Set on almost 122 hectares of protected land within Red Deer city limits, Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is a refuge for native plants and animals.
Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

Location

The entrance into the sanctuary is located on 45 Street at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The Site

Explore the five kilometers of trail by yourself, with a group, or with one of the Centre's naturalists. You can also borrow a set of binoculars, snowshoes or an activity kit from the Centre to help bring your hike to life.

View the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary map (pdf) for details on the sanctuary's trails.

Learn about the sanctuary's history.

Pets, skiing and/or cycling are not permitted in the sanctuary.

News & Notices

Open call for artisan vendors for the...

September 18, 2018

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for artisan vendors interested in selling their unique, handcrafted items at the 2019 Canada Winter Games Arts and Culture Festival winter market, Artisan Avenue/Avenue des artisans.

Clear out your clutter and plan ahead...

September 18, 2018

Kick it to the Curb is back this fall providing Red Deerians an opportunity to find a new home for unwanted and under-used items on October 13 and 14.

Road closure on 48 Avenue

September 17, 2018

48 Avenue between 49 Street and 50 Street (Ross St.) will close at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 19 for a scheduled water valve replacement at City Hall. The road is expected to reopen midday Thursday.