Red Deer Community Profile: 

Population 99,832 (2016 Census)

Red Deer is a community like no other, big city amenities but a small town attitude and traffic. No need to commute South to Calgary or North to Edmonton, as Red Deer has it all.  Here are the facts to back it up:


-       16 Elementary Schools, including French Immersion

-       7 Middle Schools

-       3 High Schools with 1 more on its way

-       Catholic Schools

-       Year around schools

-       Online schools

-       Private schools

-       Red Deer College – Continuing to grow

 Health and Wellness

-       Red Deer Regional Hospital, 24/7, All the major services found in a major market

-       Multiple Walk In Clinics – Open Sunday and Holidays

-       Red Deer Primary Care Network – Free support and services

-       Dentists, Vision Specialists and Everything you need

 Sports and Recreation

-       62 Outdoor Rinks

-       Skating ponds

-       Community recreation centre and name brand fitness franchises

-       Minor Hockey, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse and much more

-       19 Public and Private Golf Courses

-       Canyon Ski Hill

-       Cross Country Skiing


-       Quality mass transit services

-       Proactive winter road maintenance

-       Expanding regional airport

-       Taxis and other transport options available

 World Class Events

-       2019 Canada Winter Games

-       2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup

-       2004 & 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

-       1995 World Junior Hockey Championships

-       1994 Labatt Briar


-       Walmart, Costco, Rona, Home Depot, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Sears, Hudsons Bay, Toys R Us, Winners, Homesense, Sobeys, Superstore, Save On Foods, Co-Op and much more


-       The Keg, Mr Mikes, East Side Marios, Tony Romas, State & Main, Moxies, Earls,  Montana’s, Original Joes, Browns, Boston Pizza, Canadian Brewhouse and much more


Red Deer Business Facts

At a medium annual growth rate of 2.23%, Red Deer can expect to grow to 128,420 by 2020, and reach 175,000 by 2041.

Permit-ready commercial and industrial lots are available for your business. Operate in one of Canada's most entrepreneurial cities and take advantage of the following:

   No business taxes

   No capital tax

   No machinery and equipment tax

   No payroll tax

   Corporate income tax of 10%, small business rate of 3%

Additionally, Red Deer has immediate access to over 81% of Alberta's 4 million population in a two-hour drive, making its central location an ideal place for warehousing and transportation companies.


As one of the largest cities in Alberta, Red Deer is a commercial and industrial hub with an immediate trade area of 271,000 people and distribution access to over 2.4 million people within a 200km radius. Beyond that, Red Deer has access to over 15 million people in Western Canada and U.S. Pacific Northwest markets.



Debra Kerr
Debra Kerr