These are the elements we bring together to create the adventure. This is our framework to determine which options will best work together.
Arts & Culture Tour
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery
This is a different type of tour than what we’ve done in past years. We’re heading out for a morning walk of downtown, looking at public art and art galleries, getting a chance to get hands-on and maybe a little dirty working on our own masterpiece before heading out into Waskasoo Park for a different type of experience combining art, local cultures and nature.
This tour is part of the Experience Experts program offered by Tourism Red Deer and regional partners to help local industry employees learn more about the city and region so that they can share those experiences with visitors. The tours are free and open to tourism industry front-line staff. Reserve your spot through Tourism Red Deer at visitreddeer.com/industry/industry-events/. If you have any questions or to arrange a private tour for your organization, contact Liz Taylor at Tourism Red Deer (email@example.com or 403-346-0180).
This tour is offered on June 7, 2017 and is open exclusively to Central Alberta tourism industry employees. Reservations are required and must be made through Tourism Red Deer.
Where To Meet
- 7:45 am – Check-in with your guide at the Visitor Information Centre & Alberta Sports Hall of Fame on Highway 2
Downtown Red Deer
We’re starting the day with a walking tour of downtown, taking in the heritage buildings, public art, the art alley projects and checking out the many art galleries in the area.
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery
Next up we’re exploring the gallery and getting hands-on with some of their art programs.
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
The Marjorie Wood Gallery is our first stop before you head out to learn more about nature inspired art.
To wrap up our tour you’ll get to head out on an edible plant walk with the expert staff of Fort Normandeau.
- 12:15 pm – Guest drop off the at the Visitor Information Centre
The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.
- A professional guide.
- Admission for all activities and food samples.
- Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits, bear spray and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.
What You Need To Bring
- Proper footwear (walking/running/hiking shoes or boots)
- Appropriate clothing for the weather
- A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
- A warm sweater (conditions can chance quickly)
- A water bottle
Waivers are required for all participants. You can review the waiver here. Activities provided by third-party operators may require additional waivers.
The difference between the retail and intentional approaches to experiences is one of mindset: a focus on the short versus the long term.
Authenticity, desirability, feasibility and viability need to be addressed at every step of the experience development process.
All of these activities have the power to transform participants. The difference is on what they aim to change.
The need to explain the difference between a travel package, an itinerary, a destination experience and a product experience is one that we come across often when working with others on new opportunities.
A look at two different ways to craft experiences we often come across, each of them appealing to a different type of operators and guests.