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

Call for Expressions of Interest: RDC...

January 14, 2019

The Red Deer College (RDC) Arts Council Advisory Committee is seeking to fill one member-at-large position, representing the community, for a two year term.

Property Assessment Notices are in ...

January 11, 2019

Over the next few days, owners of 40,503 properties throughout Red Deer will receive their 2019 property assessment notices in the mail.

Drop-off locations for Christmas trees

January 7, 2019

In addition to the Red Deer Firefighters annual pick-up service, Red Deerians can also drop off natural Christmas trees at various drop-off sites in the city.