This past weekend, Red Deer mud heroes faced 6 km of deep woods, up-to-your-neck swims in pits of sticky mud and dark tunnel crawls at Canyon – and you had some crazy fun doing it. We think you nutty lunatics might also like these other four extreme adventures in Red Deer.
Jump from a plane
At Red Deer’s Skydive Big Sky, you can jump out of a speeding plane with a professional instructor strapped to your back for safe keeping – or, as if that wasn’t wild enough, you can free-fall solo – just you the eagles and 9,500 ft. of straight down. The Big Sky drop zone is 11 km from downtown Innisfail – so you’ll jump over rolling patches of green and yellow farmland and catch the Rockies on the western horizon.
Explore history and the wilderness
Pursuit Adventure is a Red Deer business with adventure in their name – it’s what they do. They’ll take you on a tour of Red Deer’s heritage sights – Fort Normandeau, Sunnybrook Farm and historic downtown. From your base in Red Deer, you can go on guided day treks in the West Country and half-day whitewater raft trips on the Red Deer River.
In hopes of winning the title of best boss ever, you book your next corporate retreat at the NexLevel high ropes course. You’re going to need to work together to conquer this course – and while you’re climbing to the treetops, walking on high wires and feeding each other through rope webs, you’ll also be communicating, building trust, pushing yourselves and having a hoot as a team. Smart thinking, boss.
Water jetpacks at Sylvan
Sylvan Lake is a beach town just 23 minutes west of Red Deer. You will spend the day choosing from a gazillion flavours of ice cream at the Big Moo, cruising the beach and strapping on a superhero water jet pack. With a jet board strapped to your feet, you can fly, spin, twist, flip and dive like a dolphin. You have to watch the Alberta Flyboard video to imagine – it’s an insane dance-flying water-skate-wakeboard for Superman. You’re going to love it.