Forget the Box

Just Think Outside.

Our mission is to engage our community in our natural environment and cultural heritage through interpretation and education. 

Land Acknowledgement

We are fortunate to work and play on both sides of the Red Deer River. 

These are the ancestral lands of the Cree people, Blackfoot Confederacy, and the traditional home of Central Alberta’s Métis people. 

We commit ourselves to steward the land, to advocate for the people, and to amplify Indigenous voices. 



Have an Adventure

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Historic Fort Normandeau provide fun, educational programs and workshops for all ages.

Programs at The Nature Centre
Programs at Fort Normandeau

Host an Event

Whether it is a business meeting with your peers or a wedding ceremony in a picturesque park, celebrate the way you want with us. The Kerry Wood Nature Centre and historic Fort Normandeau offer a range of different settings for your special event or meeting.

Site Rentals at The Nature Centre
Site Rentals at Fort Normandeau

Green Deer

Green Deer encourages all residents of Red Deer to pick up litter and "leave it better than you found it!"

Participating in Green Deer is a great way to build social connections and give back to your community—not to mention both the physical and mental benefits of spending time outside!

The Green Deer Spring Cleanup Campaign is on from March 21 to May 31, 2023. During this time, residents pick up litter anywhere in Red Deer at their own pace. Fill out our free online registration form to get free cleanup supplies and be entered to win some great prizes!

Spring Cleanup Campaign Registration Form

Another fun way for the whole family to participate in Green Deer is by volunteering at the Green Deer River Valley Cleanup on Saturday, June 5 (formerly called the Red Deer River Cleanup). Simply come to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre at about noon on June 5, and be ready to pick up litter on an assigned route somewhere in the river valley. Light refreshments and lots of prizes to follow the cleanup!

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