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

Lane and sidewalk closure on 49 Avenue

October 21, 2019

Drivers and pedestrians should be aware of a construction project that will shut down a section of northbound 49 Avenue as well as the adjacent sidewalk.

Road closure on 30 Street/47 Avenue

October 21, 2019

Drivers in south Red Deer should be aware of a utility construction project that will shut down a section of 30 Street/47 Avenue.