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

Flood watch in effect for Waskasoo Creek

April 22, 2018

With rising waters across the city, Residents are asked to stay away from rivers, creeks and flooded areas after The Province issued a flood watch for the Waskasoo Creek earlier today.

Warmer temperatures result in rising wat

April 22, 2018

Warmer temperatures in recent days have caused creeks in the city to flow high and fast, resulting in localized flooding in some neighbourhood streets, parks and trails.