The new and improved Discovery Canyon officially re-opened today with a splash from 500 rubber ducks that took the inaugural swim down the water feature to mark the occasion.
Discovery Canyon, a Canada 150 legacy project, was closed for the 2016 season while upgrades were underway to improve site accessibility with new walkways, enhance mechanical features, and upgrade beach area.
Immediately following today’s official ceremony was a free community hot dog BBQ and family activities to celebrate the re-opening as well as Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.
“The park upgrades we are celebrating today were made possible thanks to the financial contributions The City received from Western Economic Diversification Canada, through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “On this 150th anniversary of confederation, our city is left with a lasting legacy to commemorate this milestone in our nation’s history and heritage.”
“Discovery Canyon is a sterling example of the benefits made possible through recreation, and through this facility our community has improved opportunities for active healthy living,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent.
Discovery Canyon is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until the September long weekend (weather dependent). More information at reddeer.ca/discoverycanyon
For more information, contact:
Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer