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 Red Deer Airport

Red Deer Regional Airport is 11 kilometres southwest of Red Deer, Alberta. The government built the airport as a flight training school facility during World War II. It recently underwent a CA$9.5 million expansion.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Red Deer Regional Airport

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Airlines That Fly to Red Deer Regional Airport

Air Canada is the only airline that services Red Deer Regional Airport. All flights are to and from Calgary.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

The airport is a quick drive from downtown Red Deer. There are two rental car agencies close to the airport, Budget and Enterprise. A public bus service runs to and from the airport. Taxis are also available, and a sedan and limousine service is based at the airport.

Airport Facilities

Red Deer Regional Airport offers group tours with two weeks' notice from October to March.

Things to See and Do in Red Deer

Red Deer is midway between Calgary and Edmonton, so travelling to either city is easy. Red Deer is home to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, which celebrates athletic achievements by provincial athletes through interactive exhibits and memorabilia. An entire section is devoted to winter sports such as luge, and another gallery focuses on hockey. Visitors learn fun facts. For example, Edmonton Eskimos player Jackie Parker's nickname was "Ol' Spaghetti Legs" and Christine Nordhagen is a pioneer of women's wrestling.

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery has an extensive collection of First Nations artwork. Visitors should allow up to two hours to fully experience the exhibits.

Red Deer has more than 100 kilometres of nature trails in the city limits. Alberta's first federal migratory bird sanctuary is here, and visitors can enjoy both downtown and the great outdoors. They can hike, run, or ski the trails, and take in other outdoor activities such as skydiving and marathons. Agritourism is also popular for those who want the authentic farm experience.

The Danish Canadian Museum features the history of Danish immigrants to Canada, going back to the Viking era and exploring the pioneer days with a cabin and church. Visitors can sample Danish food served by costumed interpreters in the Saga Cafe. There are several hectares of Danish gardens to see, including a children's garden. The museum has more than 5,000 artefacts.

One of Alberta's main crops is malt barley, so a visit to the Troubled Monk Brewery allows guests to learn about Alberta's beer industry. Tours are available, and the microbrewery sells growlers and kegs. Troubled Monk Brewery won a silver medal in the World Beer Cup's American Brown Ale category; the winning brew was the Open Road Brown Ale.

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 Location Details

Longitude:113° 53' 36'' W
Latitude:52° 10' 36'' N
IATA code:YQF
ICAO code:CYQF

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