Waskasoo Park Bike Tour

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Waskasoo Park Bike Tour

Waskasoo Park Bike Tour

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Celebrate Tourism Week in Canada with a bike tour of Waskasoo Park!

We'll start with an easy ride through Waskasoo Park, stopping by Mitchell Pond before making our way along the Red Deer River to Bower Ponds to visit the Cronquist House. From there we're off to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre for a picnic lunch in the park. On the way back you'll get to explore more of the trail system and Capstone at Riverlands.

We've slowed down the pace for this year's tours so that you get to enjoy the experience at each of the activity providers we will be visiting.

After this tour you'll have a better idea of how Waskasoo Park and its trail system can connect nature, urban and food adventures into a great option for your guests.

This tour is offered in partnership with Tourism Red Deer and many of the region's best experience providers.


  • Get first hand experience with some of Red Deer's best tours and activities.
  • Find new things to do that you can recommend to your guests.
  • Meet industry partners and find opportunities to collaborate.
  • Get inspired to promote our destination.

Perfect for: Anyone interested in our local tourism industry. You need to be comfortable doing an easy 15 km bike ride on paved trails.

We prefer if you bring your own bike for this tour. A limited number of bikes are available, let us know in your booking if you require one.

Tour Overview

  • Departure: [tribe_formatted_event_date format="F j, Y"]
  • Rate: $25 per person
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Departure: Red Deer

Featured Experiences

1. DOSE Coffee

Our first stop is right around the corner at DOSE Coffee. What better way to start a bike tour then with a cup of their amazing coffee.

? DOSE Coffee

2. Waskasoo Park

Waskasoo Park is an amazing story of reclamation, from gravel pits to industrial sites and landfills we'll share the story of the park as we go.

It's easy to forget that we're in the city as we explore the park, stopping by Heritage Ranch, Bower Ponds and more.

3. Cronquist House

Taking a break from the trail we'll get to tour the historic house that was moved across the river to its current location and to sample some of their tea house offerings.

4. Picnic Lunch at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be the backdrop for our picnic lunch featuring local ingredients.

5. Capstone at Riverlands

Red Deer's newest downtown neighbourhood connects to the trail systems and makes for a great stop on a bike ride.

It's becoming a great place to explore with shops like DOSE Coffee, Purearth Organics, Wild Brewing Co, Mondo Fine Foods, Troubled Monk, Viva-Deli, Hot Spot Studio and our own Basecamp +  Cafe calling it home.

6. Pursuit Adventures

We’re an independent, locally owned tour company established in 2010 and based in Red Deer, Alberta.

Our goal is to inspire you to play outside, explore the places we love and experience the activities we’re passionate about. Whether it’s a winter sightseeing tour exploring the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake, heading out on a day hike away from the crowds or spending an evening snowshoeing under the stars, we’re here to help you find your adventure.

The Details

Where to Meet?

At Pursuit Adventures' Basecamp + Cafe in Capstone at Riverlands. Our address is #10 5579 47 Street and you'll find ample parking around the end of the building. Directions >

What to Bring?

Dress comfortably and ready to play. We'll be spending some time inside and some outside so dress for the weather. Bring:

  • Bike and bike lock
  • 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
  • Camera

What's Included?

  • A professional guide.
  • All activities.
  • Gourmet lunch.
  • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.

What's Not Included

  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Water bottles, camera and backpack.

What's for Lunch?

Lunch will be a picnic style lunch featuring local food served in the park.

Can special diets be accommodated?

Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.  

Group Size

The standard group size is 1 guide with 12 guests for this tour.

Terms and Conditions

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last minute booking.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.


Waivers are required for all participants.You can review the waiver here.

Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

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A Few More Things To Know

We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!

Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Stop by our Basecamp + Cafe or give us a call at 403 986-6190.

Share This Adventure With Your Guests

This adventure is available for your guests. They can find out more about our winter tours and book directly at pursuitadventures.ca.

We offer net rates on this adventure for our partners in Central Alberta through the our Explore Central Alberta brand. Find out more about how we can work together at explorecentralalberta.ca/working-together.

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