About The Red Deer River

The Red Deer River is a river in AlbertaCanada. It is a major tributary of the South Saskatchewan River and is part of the larger Saskatchewan-Nelson system that empties into Hudson Bay.

Red Deer River has a total length of 724 km (450 mi) and a drainage area of 45,100 km2 (17,400 sq mi). Its mean discharge is 70 m³/s.

The river got its name from the translation of Was-ka-soo which means "elk river" in the Cree.

 

 

Attractions Along The Red Deer River