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LONG DISTANCE MOVING WITHIN CANADA - RED DEER

Red Deer - Community Overview

The Scottish settlers arrived here in 1882 and settled where the Calgary-Edmonton Trail crossed the Red Deer River. The Cree had originally named the river “Elk” but the settlers confused the elk with the red deer of their homeland.


During the Riel Rebellion in 1885, Fort Normandeau was constructed at this site by the Canadian militia. The Fort was also used by the NorthWest Mounted Police until 1893. In 1891 the settlement moved downstream approximately 7 km to be closer to the Calgary-Edmonton Railway line.


With the discovery of oil and natural gas fields shortly after World War II, Red Deer entered a prolonged boom. In the 1950’s it was the fastest growing city in Canada. Red Deer was incorporated into a town in 1905 and achieved city status in 1913.


Red Deer is the trading and distribution centre of Central Alberta. The community is supported by a prosperous mixed farming industry on Alberta's richest soils. A growing manufacturing industry, tourism, oil and petrochemical industries all contribute to the diversified economy.


The City of Red Deer is located on Highway #2, approximately 150 km north of Calgary and 150 km south of Edmonton. Red Deer lies in the Red Deer Valley, a wooded area with spruce, birch, poplar and balm trees.


The population of Red Deer numbers approximately 90,564.

 

For more information about Red Deer:

City of Red Deer

4914 - 48th Ave. 

PO Box 5008

Red Deer, AB

T4N 3T4

403-342-8111

https://www.reddeer.ca/

WEATHER

Red Deer has an average July temperature of 16.3°C and an average January temperature of -11.6°C. The average annual precipitation is 487 mm.

 

For daily or historical weather conditions, visit:

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper: 


Red Deer Express

403-346-3356

https://www.reddeerexpress.com/


Red Deer Advocate

403-343-2400

https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

For information about Roman Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

Additional educational institutes:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

MEDICAL INFORMATION

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

3942 - 50A Ave. 

Red Deer, AB

T4N 6R2

403-343-4422

https://www.rdrhfoundation.com/

PUBLIC SERVICES

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

TRANSPORTATION

Motor Vehicle and Driver Licencing

Red Deer Registries 

403-347-3570

http://www.reddeerregistries.com/


One Stop Licence Shop 

403-348-5200

https://teamonestop.ca/


Public Transit


Red Deer Transit

403-342-8225

https://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/transit/

COMMUNITY

Recreation, Parks & Culture

403-348-8159

https://www.reddeer.ca/


Red Deer Public Library

403-346-4576

https://rdpl.org/


Recreation Centre

403-309-8411

https://www.reddeer.ca/


Collicutt Centre

403-358-7529

https://www.reddeer.ca/


G.H. Dawe Centre

403-406-8600

https://www.reddeer.ca/


Michener Aquatic Centre

403-342-2853

https://www.reddeer.ca/


For information about upcoming events in Red Deer, visit: https://www.reddeerevents.ca/

SPORTS AND LEISURE

Recreation, Parks & Culture

403-348-8159

https://www.reddeer.ca/


Golf Courses

Alberta Springs Recreation Resort

403-340-2885

http://www.albertaspringsgolf.ca/


Red Deer Discount Golf

403-341-4653

https://www.reddeerdiscountgolf.ca/


Alberta Golf Works

403-346-4653

http://www.albertagolfworks.ca/


River Bend Golf Course

403-343-8311

https://www.rbgra.ca/


Spirit Creek Golf and Country Club

403-342-2830

https://reddeergolf.com/

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

GROCERY STORES

To find a grocery store in the Red Deer area, visit:


Sobeys

https://www.sobeys.com

 

Save on Foods

https://www.saveonfoods.com

SHOPPING CENTRES

Bower Place

4900 Molly Banister Dr.

Red Deer, AB 

T4R 1N9 

403-342-5240

https://bowerplace.com/


Parkland Mall

67th Street & Gaetz Ave. 

Red Deer, AB 

T4N 6H3

403-343-8997

https://parklandmall.ca/

ENTERTAINMENT

Movie Theatres

To find a movie theatre near you, visit:

https://www.tribute.ca/


Restaurants

To find local restaurants, visit:

https://www.restaurantica.com/


Nightclubs

For information about bars and nightclubs, visit:

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractions-g154921-Activities-c20-Red_Deer_Alberta.html

 

Parks to Visit

Rotary Recreation Park

Waskasoo Park

MOVING TIPS BROCHURES

Call at 1-888-708-7700 to order the following brochures:

Protecting your goods in transit

Handling dangerous goods

Do-it-yourself packing guide

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