Join us for a 1 hour guided historical walking tour in downtown Red Deer.

Max. capacity is 12/tour, please register to save a spot. Donations gratefully accepted (suggested donation of $2/person). Tours start at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

Red Deer Revealed: Downtown Buildings Walking Tour

What was Red Deer like over 100 years ago? In the early days, Ross Street has been a destination for visitors since the arrival of the railway in the 1890’s. Downtown was lined with hotels, cafes, entertainment and businesses and city parks for locals and visitors to Central Alberta. For decades, Little Gaetz avenue was the place to shop in Red Deer. Learn about the people and places that shaped Red Deer and enjoy the public art along the way.

DA2712, Greene Block, photo courtesy of the Red Deer & District Archives

Join us for a 1 hour guided historical walking tour in downtown Red Deer.

Max. capacity is 12/tour, please register to save a spot. Donations gratefully accepted (suggested donation of $2/person). Tours start at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

‘Ghosts of the Past’ – Ghost Collection Sculpture Tour

Have you seen the ghosts of Red Deer? This renowned bronze public art collection was initiated by the Downtown Business Association and helps tell some of the stories of Red Deer’s past. The ghosts represent people, folklore and past ways of life. Most sculptures are symbols of times past, of community spirit or service that made Red Deer a better place to live.

The ghosts were created by local and provincial artists and these sculptures are part of the City of Red Deer’s public art collection for all to enjoy throughout the downtown core. It is one of the largest life-size bronze sculpture collections in Canada.

Register Now! Ghost Sculpture Walking Tour

Join us for this talk with guest speaker Charity Briere as part of the programming offered for the exhibit, In Adoration of the Precarious Bee.

Charity Briere of the Red Deer Beekeepers Association is converting her back yard into a bee habitat! In this presentation Charity will briefly outline current scientific knowledge of bees in Alberta, as well as share examples and learned experiences from within her own urban space in the heart of our own Red Deer.

About Charity Briere

Charity is a friend to all bugs. The fascinating details of insect biology never cease to delight her, long after completing a BSc in the 1990s. In 2017, she decided to begin a Masters of Science to expand her opportunities as an instructor at Red Deer College (now Red Deer Polytechnic -RDP). In addition to science education & outreach through RDP, Charity is also a Board member of the Red Deer Beekeeper Association, the Alberta Native Bee Council and the Red Deer River Naturalists Society. These roles enable her to continue expanding her understanding of the importance of insect conservation -particularly that of pollinators- and share her exploration of bee biology with the Central Alberta community. For the past several years, she has been working on transforming her yard in Red Deer into a Pollinator Paradise.

Drop in at 2 pm to join a MAG staff member for a guided tour of the current exhibit Under Pressure: Red Deer Polytechnic Visual Art Student Exhibition.