Discovery Canyon: Red Deer's Canada 150 legacy project officially reopens

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
July 21, 2017 - 1:18pm

The new and improved Discovery Canyon was given its coronation on Friday.

Mayor Tara Veer, City staff and a good-sized group of Red Deerians made it out to take in the festivities before the party was rained out.

As Veer explains, the renovations were made possible thanks to financial aid the City received from the federal government.

“On this 150th anniversary of confederation, our city is left with a lasting legacy to commemorate this milestone in our nation’s history and heritage,” Veer said.

The revamped park is safer and more accessible. The mechanical system which pumps the water is also improved and this fall, a new nature-themed playground will open in site. There will also be a new public art project unveiled in the fall, according to Recreation Superintendent Barb McKee.

“Discovery Canyon is a sterling example of the benefits made possible through recreation, and through this facility our community has improved opportunities for active healthy living,” she said.

The City also worked closely with the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society to install more interpretive signage at the park.

Discovery Canyon is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until the September long weekend (weather dependent). More information is at

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