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Kerry Wood Nature Centre

6300 - 45 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3M4, Canada
403-346-2010
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Red Deer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Delta, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There are long and short walking trails around the lake. Also, bird blinds for viewing. We mainly saw ducks, crows and blue or red dragon flies. Others had seen moose and deer occasionally.

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Caroline, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We recently visited the Kerry Wood Nature Centre together with part of the adjacent Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary. It is a lovely spot to go for a leisurely stroll and watch for all the varieties of flora and fauna. Unfortunately, we were on a bit of a tight schedule and were only able to walk the Dr. George Trail together with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The loop takes you through a variety of terrain including steep slopes/stairs. We happened to come across two moose on the trails, be aware of the variety of wild life you can encounter.

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Red Deer, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Kerry wood is a great place to go for a nice stroll, nothing difficult as far as the walk goes. On a good day you will see wild life, such as deer, on many occasions moose,fox, and of course water fowl. You can also join all the city paved walking/biking trails right from the parking lot.

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Red Deer, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Kerry Wood Nature Centre is a wonderful launching point for a day of walking. From Kerry Wood, be sure to walk around Gaetz Lakes. A great suggestion is to bring bikes and hop on the trails along the river... you can't go wrong!

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Nordegg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It was a hard winter, lots of snow, so writing a thorough review might be a challenge. The trails that were navigable were easy to walk down for two people and afforded some beautiful views of the parkland. The boardwalk to the observation deck was clear and had safe views of the marshland for all ages and heights. The Centre... More

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Leduc, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We took advantage of the nice crisp morning to take a hike. Of course options are more limited in the winter but the scenery is beautiful and if you stick to the paths, it's quite comfortable to maneuver yourself through - no snow shoes required!

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Sylvan Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We have had the opportunity to visit this centre every year and experienced many things, from the space exhibition to the wildlife awareness. As a family we have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect that this centre has to offer. The walking paths alone are extensive and definitely worth taking in. A great family outing!

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have gone to the centre numerous times and have been impressed with the facility each time. The highlight is definately the preserve in behind. The hike is beautiful and the waterfowl viewing area is second to none. We have seen moose, deer, muskrat and many varieties of birds. You feel like you are miles from the city when you... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love walking this route it is fairly hard as there are lots of hills and steps up and down, but I feel like a get a good workout and I am outside enjoying nature. It is usually fairly quiet so you don't run into a lot of people and then their are tables to sit at in the front... More

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