Red Deer, Alberta - is a city in Central Alberta near the midpoint of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor Alberta's third-most-populous city - after Calgary and Edmonton. The city is located in
aspen parkland, a region of rolling hills that is subject to oil, grain, and cattle production. Prior to European settlement, the area was inhabited by aboriginal tribes including the Blackfoot, Plains Cree and Stoney. European fur traders began passing through the area in the late eighteenth century. Into this ethnic mix, the Métis peoples also emerged.