Downtown Red Deer

Welcome to downtown Red Deer. Whether you own a business or work at one of our many great downtown establishments, find information below to help you enjoy downtown and continue to make it a vibrant and thriving place to be.
Downtown Arch Image

There are three key districts to Red Deer’s Greater Downtown Area: Historic Downtown, Capstone and Railyards. Within these districts lies a unique mix of living, working and playing. All of these districts are guided by six themes

  • great streets,
  • great places,
  • great connections,
  • vitality,
  • authenticity, and
  • sustainability.
HotSpot Short Term Parking Options

Downtown Parking

Short-term and monthly parking options for downtown Red Deer. Use a pay station, "fast tap" sign or mobile app to pay for your downtown parking sessions.

A band plays live music on the Ross Street Patio in downtown Red Deer

Ross Street Patio

The Ross Street Patio is a seasonal gathering and entertainment venue in the heart of Downtown Red Deer.

Festival event happening on Ross Street in downtown Red Deer, Alberta

Downtown Events

Visit the online events calendar to find information about events happening in downtown Red Deer.

Seasonal Patio 350 x 200

Seasonal Patio Program

Expand your food and beverage businesses onto a sidewalk patio during the summer months.

Mixed use area with multi-family buildings, businesses and parks along the river


See the bold Capstone vision, and learn about this vibrant, healthy and inclusive new riverside community.

Downtown Identity Project street signs

Downtown Identity Project

The Downtown Identity Plan is a downtown identity and strategy plan that outlines a shared vision, goals and opportunities for both the community and The City to implement.

A photo of Ross Street patio in the summer

Vacant Spaces Grant

The Vacant Spaces Grant is a pilot subsidy program designed to incentivize the development of a unique, well-invested downtown where people and businesses thrive.