Retirement Options in Edmonton & Central Alberta

Our next stop lies deep within the heartland of one of our nation’s most majestic provinces – the rich, fertile fields of Canada’s breadbasket, Alberta. Today’s journey will take us to the fascinating communities of Red Deer and Edmonton. Let’s take a moment to explore the unique and exciting retirement options that this gorgeous region has to offer.

Red Deer

The carehomes of Red Deer and its surrounding areas enjoy a charming blend of country and city life. Along the grassy rivers and creeks which highlight Red Deer’s park systems, you’ll find a community rich in arts and culture – just one of the many great features of this bustling agricultural centre.

Boasting almost a hundred thousand residents, Red Deer was recognized as a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2003 – thanks to its impressive variety of touring companies and elegant venues. With a history steeped deeply in the performing arts, Red Deer is a premiere spot to enjoy musical and country spectacles and festivals, night chuck wagon racing, and sundrenched days spent river rafting and swimming.

Red Deer offers an incredible variety of outdoor recreation, with ample opportunities for horseback riding, wildlife watching, and cross-country skiing. Enjoy thirteen unique runs of downhill excitement at the nearby Canyon Ski Resort, or spend an afternoon browsing a wealth of agricultural exhibitors at the Westerner Exposition Grounds. A town with a longstanding commitment to hockey, Red Deer often hosts a diverse array of local and regional sporting events – with Enmax Centrium, a multi-purpose arena, playing host.  Able to accommodate crowds of over 7000, it offers local seniors a small town solution for big city entertainment.



A corporate hub for the region, Edmonton is well-known for its world class service and supply industry – but this riverside community is far from being a business-only environment. Known throughout the country as “The Festival City”, Edmonton hosts an incredible spectrum of artistic and cultural events – including the International Street Performers Festival, the International Fringe Festival, Klondike Days, and the world famous Works Arts & Design Festival. Add the Citadel Theatre, the Jubilee Auditorium, and the Francis Winspear Centre for Music to Edmonton's ever-lengthening list of cultural destinations – and it's not hard to figure out why artists from every province choose this city as a preferred meeting spot.

Thanks to a combination of economical prosperity and natural beauty, Edmonton’s seniors housing and care homes truly enjoy the very best of both worlds. Shaded by one of the healthiest elm tree populations on the continent, Edmonton rests in a fertile river valley. A city encompassed by parks, it is home to the longest connected series of urban parkland in North America.

From the legendary West Edmonton Mall, to Westmount’s old-world character and charm, Edmonton is a place where prairie flavour and big city sensibilities finally meet. Check out the incredible theatre district in Old Strathcona, or spend a night celebrating on Whyte Avenue – whatever you chose, you’ll be sure to have a blast doing it. That’s the kind of retirement lifestyle that Edmonton can deliver.

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Written by Josh Byer
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