Interpretive Centre

The story of the Red Deer Crossing is displayed through dramatic programs, artifacts as well as indoor and outdoor exhibits. The theatre features an excellent 12-minute audio-visual program. Public washrooms are available on site.

Throughout the summer, history is brought to life with authentic, entertaining, and informative live programs. All three of Red Deer's founding cultures are celebrated. Visitors can learn to make bannock or home-made ice cream. They might dance to First Nations or Metis music, toss the caber and eat haggis, or participate in an old-fashioned garden harvest.

Fort Normandeau Days brings an entire weekend of historical fun. 1885-era military skirmishes, traditional First Nations ceremonies and dancing are highlight events in the midst of craft displays, period foods and children's games.

From May through October, schools and youth groups can book the site for guided programs or even overnight campouts in the teepees. Summer day camps and teepee sleepovers give youngsters an in-depth exposure to their heritage.