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Overview of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Red Deer is a city in central Alberta, Canada, located almost midway between Calgary and Edmonton within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor.

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  • Population: 82 971
  • Population Density: 1175.56/km²
  • Area: 70.58 km²
  • Latitude: 52°16?05.5?N
  • Longitude: 113°48?40.3?W
  • Weather: See forecast
  • Time Zone: Mountain
  • Language: English
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History of Red Deer, Alberta

Red Deer was named for the Red Deer River which runs through it. In 1901 Red Deer was incorporated as a town with a population of 343. In 1907 it became a major divisional point for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1911 the Alberta Central Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway entered the town. In the late 1950s, Red Deer claimed to be the fastest growing city in Canada.

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Red Deer's Demographics

Red Deer's population is made up of approximately 90.7% Caucasian, 4.0% Aboriginal, 1.3% Filipino and 1.0% Chinese.

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Red Deer's Climate

Red Deer enjoys a moderate climate with warm summers and blue-sky winters. The warmest month is July with an average high of 23°C and an average low of 9°C, the coldest month is January with an average high of -7°C and an average low of -18°C.

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Education in Red Deer, Alberta

Public school students in Red Deer are served by the Red Deer Public School District No. 104 (RDPSD). The RDPSD includes thirteen elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-8), one Christian school (K-9), several alternative school programs and two high schools. Red Deer College was founded in 1964 as the Red Deer Junior College. It offers adult upgrading, certificate programs, diploma programs, university transfer courses, applied degree programs and apprenticeship and trades training.

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Transportation around Red Deer, Alberta

The Transit Department in Red Deer provides bus transportation services along Red Deer`s main corridors and streets. Transit passes and tickets can be purchased at City Cashier located on the first floor of City Hall, as well as Bower Place Information Centre, Red Deer Centre Information Centre, along with Red Deer College Students` Association.

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Tourism and Attractions of Red Deer

Red Deer has many local attractions, great restaurants, quality accommodations and with many shopping centres and malls, you'll have a great shopping experience.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Red Deer
  • Lacombe
  • Morningside
  • College Heights
  • Blackfalds
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Penhold
  • Innisfail
  • Pine Lake
  • Gull Lake
  • Bentley
  • Eckville
  • Clive
  • Joffre
  • Delbourne
  • Lousana
  • Markerville
  • Bowden
  • Spruce View
  • Banalto
  • Crestomere
  • Ponoka
  • Dickson
  • Raven
  • Stauffer
  • Condor
  • Rimbey
  • Tees
  • Elnora
  • Alix
  • Mirror
  • Nevis
  • Stettler

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Geography of Red Deer, Alberta

Red Deer is surrounded by Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Stettler and Penhold.

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Red Deer's Government

The City of Red Deer is governed by a Mayor (Morris Flewwelling) and nine Councillors.

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Red Deer's Economy and Industry

Red Deer has a growing manufacturing industry, a strong retail and wholesale service industry, agriculture, tourism, oil and petrochemical industries help ensure a diversified economy.

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Red Deer's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Red Deer, Alberta

The Red Deer Rebels are Red Deer`s Western Hockey League team. Red Deer`s Canyon Ski Area is Alberta`s largest non-mountain downhill skiing facility. Red Deer offers many choices for the golf enthusiast as well, the River Bend Golf Course is a municipal 18-hole championship caliber golf course in Waskasoo Park.

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Media of Red Deer

Red Deer has two local newspapers, the Red Deer Advocate and the Red Deer Express, and is also home to several AM and FM radio stations as well.

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