Red Deer, Alberta is this beautiful town that has the Red Deer River winding through the city. There are lots of picturesque spots where seniors could go for some nice, safe spring walks. In this article, we’ll give you some suggestions on places in Red Deer that would be great for a walk.

Gaetz Lake Sanctuary

The Gaetz Lake Sanctuary is this fabulous (federal) bird sanctuary. What a great place to take a walk! Take some binoculars or a sketchpad to make the most of your visit.

At the entrance to the sanctuary is the Kerry Wood Nature Centre which has a number of exhibits and a gift shop.

Three Miles Bend

Three Miles Bend is a lovely spot along a bend in the Red Deer River where there are several ponds, an off-leash area for dogs, and plenty of trails on 55 hectares.

Bower Ponds

Bower Ponds is located south of the Red Deer River. It’s a park area with a serenity garden—a lovely place to take a walk.

Maskepetoon Park

Maskepetoon Park is in the west end of Red Deer. It is what is a called a dedicated pollinator park. That means if you take a walk there during some nice weather, you may see birds, butterflies, and other flying pollinators that are so important for our ecology. This is an ideal spot for a quiet stroll in nature.

Weather permitting, definitely go for a walk if that appeals to you. Walking is good exercise, and fresh air and sunshine are good for everyone. Furthermore, activities outside are relatively low risk for coming in contact with COVID-19.

The Hamlets at Red Deer, located in Red Deer, Alberta, is at the forefront in the provision of services for those suffering from dementia in an assisted-living environment. The Hamlets at Red Deer has values based on tenets of Christianity and is committed to helping residents attain the highest physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about our Red Deer independent living community, please call us at (403) 986-1250.