Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is Alberta's oldest federal migratory bird sanctuary. Set on almost 122 hectares of protected land within Red Deer city limits, Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is a refuge for native plants and animals.
Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

Location

The entrance into the sanctuary is located on 45 Street at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The Site

Explore the five kilometers of trail by yourself, with a group, or with one of the Centre's naturalists. You can also borrow a set of binoculars, snowshoes or an activity kit from the Centre to help bring your hike to life.

View the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary map (pdf) for details on the sanctuary's trails.

Learn about the sanctuary's history.

Pets, skiing and/or cycling are not permitted in the sanctuary.

News & Notices

The goats are ba-a-a-a-a-ack!

July 19, 2018

Today Red Deer welcomed 400 goats to Piper Creek Gardens where they enjoyed a main course of Canada thistle with a side of yellow toadflax, which are invasive plants in the area.

Point in Time (PIT) homeless count...

July 19, 2018

Results from Red Deer’s Point in Time (PIT) Count show the number of persons experiencing homelessness in the city has decreased to 144 individuals in 2018 from 149 in 2016.

New Look ‘n’ Book website makes ...

July 19, 2018

A new website, launched today, makes it easier than ever for Red Deerians to search, get information about, and register for City programs and activities.