Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a young, successful and inviting community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada.
With a focus on social, environmental and economic sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.
Strathcona County is your natural location to enjoy a variety of outdoor opportunities. Enjoy hiking, bird watching (there are over 230 species of birds including trumpeter swans and pelicans!), canoeing, cross-country skiing and camping at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. Test your skills in the Skateboard Park located next to Millennium Place. Enjoy golfing, skating, tobogganing and many more seasonal outdoor adventures. Enjoy downhill skiing at Sunridge Ski Area or explore the Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail.
The Strathcona County multi-use trail system is 180 kilometres and spans the entire County. These trails allow people of all ages and abilities to explore the municipality by cycling, running, walking, roller-skating or using a wheelchair.
The Strathcona County Trails Strategy (2010) provides a 20 year framework, to develop a continuous network of urban and rural multi-use trails that link the community and recreational areas. Trail development in the North Saskatchewan River Valley is included in this strategy.