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

New policies for City Council and...

November 12, 2019

A new approach to reviewing and adjusting City Council and exempt staff salaries is in place after City Council approved a new and revised a previous policy at today’s meeting.

City Council will share fees for...

November 12, 2019

Red Deer City Council passed a resolution that will share 50 per cent of the costs associated with road closures in the downtown related to special event permits. This is contingent on approval during the operating budget review in January 2020.