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

Open call for musicians, storytellers...

November 15, 2018

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musical acts, performers and storytellers to provide entertainment in City Hall Park and other downtown locations during the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15 to March 2, 2019.

City Council hears from public on...

November 13, 2018

City Council heard from approximately 29 citizens at a public hearing about a land use bylaw amendment for a proposed future supervised consumption services site at 5233 54 Avenue, near the existing Safe Harbour site.

City and CUPE, Local 417 reach agreement

November 13, 2018

City Council ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 417, at its November 13, 2018 meeting.