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Visitor Information Centres:Sherwood Park & District Chamber of Commerce 100 Ordze Ave (Off Wye Road). Open weekdays, year-round 780-464-0801
Road King Travel Centre, 26 Strathmoor Drive (off Hwy 16). Open year-round, 24 hrs.
Strathcona County - Sherwood ParkStrathcona County
Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the bustling urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of parkland, fertile farms, peaceful acreages, and smaller hamlets.
Sherwood Park’s Heritage Mile is a street that has heritage buildings dating back to a time before Sherwood Park even existed. Walk, bicycle, jog or drive “the mile” and see the historical 1920 Smeltzer House Centre for the Arts and Culture, Monument Park, Smyth Farm, and more. You can tour the Heritage Mile from the Broadmoor Boulevard traffic circle to Main Boulevard in Sherwood Park.
The Strathcona County Museum & Archives in Sherwood Park showcases rotating exhibits that portray Strathcona County’s natural and human history. Explore special exhibits, old RCMP jail cells and the First Nations display. Special tours with interpreters are available.
Centre in the Park is an exciting new development within the heart of Sherwood Park. It includes residential buildings, retail services, walkways, a central plaza, and inviting public spaces; it is located off Sherwood Drive near County Hall. Strathcona County’s Community Centre is a place for culture, learning, municipal service and celebrations. The building’s features include the two-storey library, the art gallery @501, a public event space, and a casual setting for art displays. It also has several adjoining outdoor plazas. Nearby Festival Place – a vibrant multi-use centre for the arts – hosts over 100 professional performances each year.
Millennium Place is a multi-purpose recreation facility, which hosts a number of special events. It is located off Broadmoor Boulevard and offers activities for people of all ages.
Find a treasure of your own during the Hidden Treasures Open Studio Art Tour on June 24-25. Tour Artist studios across the County during this free self-guided tour presented by the Art Society of Strathcona County.
Take part in celebrating Canada 150 activities in 2017. In July, start with the festivities of Sherwood Park’s Canada Day Parade. Take in Savour Strathcona County on July 9 – the annual event is a celebration of gourmet cuisine, art and culture. The event features Strathcona County independent restaurants and food trucks who are encouraged to use local ingredients. Meet local artists/artisans who will have their creations on display and for sale. Enjoy entertainment and activities throughout the evening.
Looking for outdoor adventure? In Sherwood Park, visit the beautifully landscaped, 27 acre Broadmoor Lake Park. It offers summer and winter recreational activities. The Kinsmen Leisure Centre is nearby and next door is the Broadmoor Golf Course.
EAT SHOP STAY
Check out the many new shopping and dining outlets all over Sherwood Park. In fact, there are over 10 major shopping plazas with some the more popular retailers located along Broadmoor Blvd., Highway 16 (Emerald Hills), Baseline Road, Sherwood Drive, and Wye Road.
A few favorites include Confetti Sweets, specializing in freshly baked cookies; it’s a great place to treat yourself. Over at No Way Jose’s Taqueria, Mexican street food is on the menu. Much more than a meat shop, go to Charlie’s Place for Ukrainian foods, platters and special dishes. At Barr Estate Winery, you can purchase high-quality fruit wine and see how it’s made during a tour of the winery. Little Guy Liquor sells all of the unique craft brewed items you may not find in a regular liquor store. For locally made and locally grown be sure to visit the fabulous farmers markets in Sherwood Park and Strathcona County. Enjoy your shopping in Sherwood Park with all the conveniences of the big city, without all the hustle and bustle. Your favourite hotel welcomes you to extend your visit. With over 10 top brands of hotels, Sherwood Park is the place to stay when travelling the area.
Rural Strathcona County
Take a drive through and you will agree, rural Strathcona County residents enjoy great scenery and very livable lifestyle in Communities throughout the County. Did you know? There are eight rural Hamlets throughout Strathcona County including: Antler Lake, Hastings Lake, Josephburg, Collingwood Cove, Ardrossan, Half Moon Lake, North Cooking Lake, and South Cooking Lake. You’re never too far away from urban amenities, while feeling at home amidst the beautiful parkland, lakes and wilderness throughout the county.
A great event for the whole family to attend is Ardrossan’s Old Fashioned Picnic & Parade in June. In mid-August, stop at South Cooking Lake for Trail Days, and don’t miss the very popular Christmas in the Country markets and family activities in November across the southern part of Strathcona County.
Bremner House, a designated historic resource that’s over 100 years old, is located north of Highway 16 on RR 225. It is the site of the annual Strathcona Vintage Tractor Pull in August with over 100 vintage tractors. The house is open to the public annually for this event, and during Christmas in the Heartland. Brookville Community Hall, located on Highway 16, is the site of many activities including pyrogy suppers, dinner and live performances, garage sales, and more.
Experience Alberta – Bus Tours
Join Jacquie Fenske on an extraordinary adventure exploring the sights of rural Alberta, sampling local cuisine, meeting some amazing entrepreneurs, and enjoying some great shopping along the way. You are never too old or too young to enjoy these trips as she guides you to see some the greatest people and places east of Edmonton. The driving and arrangements are all taken care of as you enjoy this luxury motorcoach travel. She does offer ladies only tours better known as “Cougars on the Prowl”. So grab a friend and Experience Alberta.
The small hamlet of Josephburg, located north of Highway 16 on Highway 830, is a friendly agricultural community near Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, offering many community events hosted throughout the year by the Josephburg Agricultural Society (JAS). In May, Farm Smarts Safety Camp teaches large groups of Children at Moyer Recreation Centre to learn about Farm Safety. Shortly after, JAS produces the County’s largest livestock event, the Country Classic, with Horse and Beef shows that see more than 100 youths and their families attend from all over western Canada to learn and compete. JAS also hosts a popular dinner concert series called Josephburg Presents, which has successful reached its 40th year in 2016. Recording artists and performers grace the stage of the Moyer Recreation Centre over the winter months to sell-out crowds. Christmas in the Heartland is the community’s welcome to winter taking place on the last Saturday and Sunday of November. With eight unique venues steeped in tradition, this driving tour celebrates the holidays with festival markets, sleigh rides, entertainment, ice carvings, nativity displays and more family activities at community halls and churches in north Strathcona County.
Strathcona County – OUTDOORS
The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is a four-season outdoor adventure centre, located 16 km east of Sherwood Park and open daily year round. Go Tipi Camping at Elk Island Retreat, stay in a new Otentik at Elk Island National Park, or enjoy RV and tent camping at lakeside campgrounds in the County. Swing your clubs at the six golf courses in the County.
Take a day trip to one of the many major attractions nearby – Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, or Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Recreation Area with over 170 km of summer and winter multi-use trails. Nearby you can also take in the beauty, the wildlife, and the trails in the Sherwood Park Natural Area. Located at the southeast corner of the County is the Ministik Bird Sanctuary which protects many threatened species birds and wildlife. The recently designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve includes a large portion of Strathcona County. Learn more about the vision of the Biosphere when you have a picnic or take a hike on the new Beaver Hills Biodiversity Interpretive Trail in Strathcona County.
Visit strathcona.ca/youcanvisit for all the details for your next visit.
Strathcona County Featured Businesses
AttractionsStrathcona County Museum & Archive
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Outdoor AdventuresStrathcona Wilderness Centre
Elk Island National Park
Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail
Name: Strathcona County
Office Address: 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Par, Alberta
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