The city of Red Deer is Central Alberta’s primary transportation, economic and residential hub, located midway between the major urban centres of Calgary and Edmonton on Highway 2. Set in midst of Alberta’s fertile farmland and gently rolling hills with the Rocky Mountains visible along the southwest horizon, Red Deer is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and services an outlying market of over 2 million people within a 160 kilometre radius.
Located a mere 10 minutes drive from Red Deer, the town of Blackfalds is a unique community within the Central Alberta region known for having a young demographic makeup and also an extraordinarily high level of community involvement and engagement. The affordable housing market in Blackfalds has attracted many young, growing families and first time home buyers.
The Town of Sylvan Lake is located 18 Kilometres West of Red Deer. Hailed as a popular tourist destination, this town boasts over 900 000 visitors every year. The community works hard to ensure that Sylvan Lake is a natural oasis meant to be enjoyed year round. In the summer, you can catch crowds of people from all ages along the 15 km stretch of freshwater.
The scenic town of Ponoka can be found at the junction of Highway 2A and Highway 53. Within 3 minutes of downtown, Queen Elizabeth II Highway is quickly accessible for trips heading north for 59 km towards Red Deer or south for 95 km to Edmonton. Easy commuting, although convenient, is not what sets this prairie town from the rest.
The growing community of Penhold is centrally located between Red Deer and Innisfail on Highway 2A. Its close proximity to Red Deer allows for residents to savour everything a small town has to offer without sacrificing on any of the amenities a large city provides.
In between Edmonton and Calgary lies one of Central Alberta’s most fertile valleys. Settled within these valleys lies the city of Lacombe. It is here where over 12 000 people enjoy a high quality of life, a tight-knit sense of community, and a myriad of cultural attractions.