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Kerry Wood Nature Centre

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In the Heart of the City!

Kerry Wood Nature Centre is a jewel along the Red Deer River, just outside of downtown. While... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
christopherk454
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Red Deer, Canada
Afternoon walk

It is a nice place to go for a walk in Red Deer. I went with my children and we all enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jorge G
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Red Deer, Canada
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Sitting adjacent to the 300 acre Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is the gateway to Waskasoo Park. Enjoy 5 kilometers of walking /snowshoeing trails in the Sanctuary or set out on an urban nature adventure through Waskasoo Park...more
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6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3M4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kerry Wood Nature Centre is a jewel along the Red Deer River, just outside of downtown. While people may say that it's tricky to get to, its location keeps it pristine. The Nature Centre itself has a number of displays to look through and enjoy....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a nice place to go for a walk in Red Deer. I went with my children and we all enjoyed the scenery. It is recommended to wear some sunscreen if you go in the summer. Bring water as it will be required.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jorge G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful tree filled paths around the ake and near the river all within walking distance of downtown

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbabra V
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Of course, there are not a lot of birds left, in comparison to the throngs that are here in the summer. But on our recent visit, we did see some birds, an entire flock of Cedar Waxwings feeding on the berries of a the Mountain...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Whenever I'm in nature anywhere I feel at peace. I've been here so many times with my kids, friends & solo. Mostly solo because I enjoy the quiet & tranquility of just walking or sitting & enjoying the scenic views & any animals that may...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank My Many V
Reviewed 19 November 2018

trails were easy to climb especially if you are over 55...although right in the city it is such great natural preservation trail park..enjoyable little hike

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Our kids love this place! Although the Centre itself is small, it is clean, organized and educational. The boardrooms/discovery rooms are excellent as well. The paths in the sanctuary are lovely not to mention the lookout points! The kids love the outdoor "natural" park which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank msoehn
Todd N, Executive Director at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi. Thank you for the kind words. We love hearing from our visitors. Let us know how we can help you when we see you again. Todd Nivens Executive Director

Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have traveled her quite a few times because it is such a beautiful location to relax and destress. I have attended plant sales, conferences and walks about the park.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Todd N, Executive Director at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Good morning. Thank you for visiting us and for your kind words. We love hearing from our visitors. Todd

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Variety of trails to see wetland wildlife or the occasional deer, moose or coyotes. Four season friendly. Knowledgeable staff and a cool interpretive center.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Robert N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle for city living. Great place to go for a walk. Has a visitor interpretive centre, and walking paths. Also has a pond where you can see local birds and wildlife.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kristy F
11 April 2017|
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Response from Marty K | Reviewed this property |
For clarification, please note that inside the large fenced area of Kerry Wood Nature Center and Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary proper the rule clearly states that no dogs are allowed, either on or off leash. In the surrounding area... More
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Dmytro H
29 December 2015|
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Response from meieragnes | Reviewed this property |
it's free
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Dmytro H
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It;s open all year around
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