Discovery Canyon opening this Saturday

Red Deerians can enjoy improved amenity this summer season

Discovery Canyon will re-open June 17th after upgrades and enhancements closed the site for the 2016 season.

“The new and improved site has a brand new stream bed for the lazy river, an enhanced beach area, upgraded pumps and improved site trails and accessibility,” said Curtis Martinek, project superintendent. “We know that Discovery Canyon is a family favorite attraction, and the re-opening is a sure sign that summer has arrived.”

Admission to Discovery Canyon is free and float tubes can be rented at the concession for $5 or purchased for $20. Photo ID is required as a deposit for tube rentals, and returned when the tube is handed in. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own float tube.

An official grand opening event and Canada 150 celebration is planned for July 21st and will include a community BBQ, entertainment and programming. The event begins at 11 a.m., with details posted at

Discovery Canyon is located in the River Bend Golf and Recreation Area off of 30th Ave., 3.5 kms north of 67th St. A new natural playground is set to open fall 2017. It operates from June until the September long weekend, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (weather dependent).

– Fawcett

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