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Red Deer, Alberta

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Welcome to Red Deer ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Red Deer had a population of 82,732 people.<1>

The city of Red Deer was established in 1882 and was incorporated as a city March 25, 1913.

Red Deer is 2,860 feet [872 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Red Deer is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Red Deer lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for Red Deer: (403) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Red Deer: T4N<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Red Deer had a population of 82,732 people.

The population of Red Deer represents 2.51% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 82,732 people, the population of Red Deer increased 21.97% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 67,829 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red Deer.

Communities near Red Deer ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Red Deer and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2006
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Red Deer.

Communities Also Named Red Deer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Red Deer - it's located in Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Red Deer.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Red Deer. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Red Deer:

Websites for Red Deer ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Deer ...

Looking for more information about Red Deer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Red Deer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Red Deer.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Red Deer:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Red Deer were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Deer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Red Deer, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Red Deer). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Red Deer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Deer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Red Deer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Deer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Deer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2691, Longitude: -113.8115     [Map].

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