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

Mid-sized Mayors’ Caucus highlights

September 13, 2019

Topics ranging from economic growth, jobs, diversification, public safety and the need for a provincial drug strategy were all on the table at the fall Alberta mid-sized Mayors’ and Chief Administration Officers’ (CAOs’) caucus meeting this week.

Construction set to begin on new...

September 13, 2019

The City of Red Deer will be starting construction of an expansion to the Waskasoo Park Trail system along the escarpment of Riverside Meadows/Highland Green. This project has been divided into two phases: