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

Red Deer supports fiscal framework AUMA

September 25, 2020

The City of Red Deer supported The City of Edmonton in its resolution for a new financial framework that would better serve municipalities, which was presented at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Annual (Virtual) Conference yesterday.

Westerner Park forensic audit results to

September 25, 2020

At a Special Council meeting on September 29, City Council will receive and review a report outlining the results of a forensic audit of Westerner Park.

A new organizational structure

September 25, 2020

Effective October 1, 2020, The City of Red Deer will reduce the number of divisions reporting to the Office of the City Manager from five to three as part of current structural changes taking place within the organization.