Red Deer is located on the Red Deer River, from which it derives its name.
Prior to European settlement, the area was a gathering place that was inhabited by Aboriginal tribes including the Blackfoot, Plains Cree and Stoney.
On March 25, 1913, Red Deer was incorporated as a city
The highest temperature ever recorded in Red Deer was 37.2 °C (99 °F) on 8 July 1906, 2 July 1924, and 28 & 29 June 1937. The coldest recorded temperature was −50.6 °C (−59 °F) on 17 December 1924. The city lies in the 4a plant hardiness zone.
Red Deer hosted the Canada Games in winter 2019.
The city is now a centre for the oil and natural gas extraction and related industries and also for agriculture and agricultural services. Red Deer is a regional centre for administration with a courthouse and provincial building.
Red Deer is located near the midpoint of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor and is surrounded by Red Deer County.
The Estimated Population of Red Deer is 103,588.
Red deer is 855 m above sea level.
Red Deer is located in aspen parkland, a region of rolling hills that is home to oil, grain, and cattle production.