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

City sells former RCMP building and...

January 18, 2018

Construction of a new courthouse in Red Deer is one step closer to reality after the Province purchased the former downtown RCMP building and adjacent land at 4811 49 Street from The City this week.

Property Assessment Notices are in ...

January 17, 2018

Over the next few days, owners of 40,880 properties throughout Red Deer will receive their 2018 property assessment notices in the mail.