Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. The nature centre has interactive exhibits, a Discovery room, gift shop, and The Imagination Grove and Harmony Garden; a nature-based outdoor playspace and Alberta's first fully-accessible music park.
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Shaowu C
Edmonton, Canada12 contributions
Family
When we visit Red Deer, I often bring my girls here to play at the musical garden. Today we also went for a stroll behind the building. The lookout beside the lake provided stunning views. The hiking trail is well paved and the wooden lookout/boardwalk is probably one of the best ones I have seen in Alberta. New, clean, safe for toddlers to explore on their own (wont fall into water) and yet they made lots of windows for you to see the lake. My girls spent a long time there. To get to the said lookout, you go behind the building to the storybook loop. You go counter clockwise (so you enter the loop on your right), about 3 min in you will see the path to this lookout on your right.
Written August 7, 2020
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pbrian2018
Stettler, Canada90 contributions
Great way to spend an afternoon walking the trails in Kerry Wood. The longest trail, take the left side and do a big circle back to the Nature Centre, takes about an hour with some stops to climb duck blinds and viewing points. For being right in the city there is little, if any, noise. We have walked in all seasons and it smells great and there is always something to see. You can walk a shorter route as well and still see lots. There is an outdoor garden as well as children’s play and discovery area. The Nature Centre itself has washrooms and features changing exhibits and paintings as well as a family-friendly hand-on info on the area. There is a small nature store and you can buy ice cream treats and drinks from a cooler. We often leave our vehicle in the parking lot and takes our bikes as there are many paths from Kerry Wood. The neighbourhood around the area is interesting as well. Well worth seeing in any season. Bring your walking shoes and a hat!
Written February 19, 2020
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JasonT
Red Deer, Canada3 contributions
Great place to bring your family for a little outing.
Walking around the pond is amazing.

It's a little bit of a bummer that people have destroyed much of the outdoor musical instruments; but other than that, it's a great place for a walk and to take in some nature!
Written May 26, 2021
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OscarTGrouch
Red Deer2 contributions
Tucked away near the Red Deer River just out of downtown Red Deer find the Kerrywood Nature Centre. Complete with paved paths for ease of use, or the full climbing/hiking walk a fun time can be had in the centre of the city. The Gaetz Lake sanctuary contains view points to watch the migrating fowl, and other local wildlife.
Written October 23, 2009
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ozuck
Redland City, Australia116 contributions
Winter walk, didn't need snow shoes but they were at the centre for hire $3. Not sure if they are always there. Great walk took over an hour as stopped and looked out at every vantage point. Some wooden bridges, most on pathway. Evidence of deer and moose but did not see any on this day. Great information inside, variety of things to see and do. We will be back on the spring and summer to see what birds and animals will be around.
Written February 2, 2013
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Bonnie H
27 contributions
A wonderfully educational place to wander in, go for a nature walk, bring the kids indoors on a cold day. Always so much to see and learn about and a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
Written March 1, 2018
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itisdale
Red Deer, Canada25 contributions
Friends
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!
Written May 13, 2014
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Morgan A
Alberta, Canada541 contributions
Friends
Nice place inside Red Deer to escape to nature and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. It borders the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary where you can take a walk along the paths to fully appreciate the serenity and keep your eyes and ears open for the wildlife as it is a migratory bird sanctuary. The Centre itself has displays and information for all ages on human and natural history in the area.
Written August 4, 2013
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Lee B
Priddis, Canada1 contribution
Family
Great experience for families. Staff took the time to do 'meet the critter' with our little ones even though we were there before the scheduled event. Exceptional!
Written October 9, 2012
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MargaretAlberta
Alberta144 contributions
This is one of the most treasured places in Red Deer. It is beautiful and there are many walking/biking trails.
Written July 16, 2012
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Kerry Wood Nature Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM