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5 Things to Do This Spring in Red Deer

March 13, 2017

5 Things to Do This Spring in Red Deer

As I write this it looks more like January than mid-March outside. But the days are slowly getting longer which means hopefully soon we can stop huddling inside to escape the snow and cold. While we’re still a few days away from the first day of spring, it’s never too early to start planning some activities other than spring cleaning!

5 Things to Do This Spring in Red Deer

We will be taking full advantage of neighborhood walks and bike rides with plenty of puddle jumping but I thought I would share some other activities to check out with your family throughout the city.

  • Go for a spring snowshoe! Pursuit Adventures for Snowshoe in the City.Since we just got a ton of snow, there should still be time to head out with $30 gets you all the gear you need for an evening guided snowshoe adventure through Heritage Ranch, followed by a complimentary drink and serving of wings at Westlake Grill.
  • Run a race! Kick off the season with the Spring Fever Run 5 or 10k on April 22. The Women’s Fun Run on May 13th includes a 3, 5 and 10k race as well as 100m diaper dash, young men’s 100m race, 500m little ladies race, and 1k mom and son run. The Woody’s Marathon also includes a full and half marathon and 10k race with kids races too which makes local spring races fun for the whole family.
  • Take part in an Easter Egg hunt. Flying Cross Ranch is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 with a petting zoo, face painting and pony rides. Heritage Ranch hosts both a day time and a flashlight hunt and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame hosts a family event throughout their museum which is a great chance to not only partake in some Easter activities but take a peak into the fun and interactive museum.
  • Hit up the Farmer’s Market! The Red Deer Farmer’s Market opens again on May Long weekend and we are counting down the days. Winter is too long if only because we aren’t graced with a year-round market.
  • Go on a Wolf Walk. This just happens to be the wolves most playful time of year at Discovery Wildlife Park. You can spend an hour walking through the woods with Nisa and Lupe and their handlers. The park opens for the season on May 1 and rather than visiting in the summer when the sun is scorching, plan to visit on a cooler spring day when the animals are more likely to be active.

What’s your favourite spring activity? 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    March 13, 2017 at 8:17 am

    There ar so many great Spring races here, I hope the weather cooperates for them!
    I always want to do the HR things but find them way too much money, loves the AB Sports Hall of Fame family events, we always go!

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    Alison
    March 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

    So fun! That Easter Egg hunt sounds fun and D is obsessed with Egg hunts, we still do them with her plastic eggs all the time! ha ha Can’t wait.

    • Reply
      Becky
      March 13, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      I know, Liam points out the Sports Hall of Fame every time we drive by asking if we can have another Easter egg hunt!

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    Brie @ A Slice of Brie
    March 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Oh Sully would love the flashlight hunt! Him and Jim play hide and seek in the dark all the time (so frickin scary – I refuse to play lol) and they go on “ghost hunt” walks in the dark too. Boys!

    I still want to do that evening snowshoe tour one day with you! And the wolf walk sounds so fun too! Are you doing any of those races?

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      Becky
      March 14, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Haha, I used to love playing hide and seek with my family outside in the dark as a kid!!

      And yes!! Maybe next winter you can come for the snowshoe tour!!

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