Attractions in Strathcona County
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Strathcona County offers a unique quality of place for visitors. With both urban and rural experiences, our region provides special escape for travellers and visitors. Shop at unique, independent retail areas in urban Sherwood Park or take a getaway in the country.
Centre in the Park
Take a stroll through the urban core. Enjoy the award winning Community Centre, the heart of Sherwood Park. Take a stroll through scenic Broadmoor Lake Park, and visit cultural sites such as Festival Place Theatre or Art Gallery @ 501
This 500 seat Elizabethan-style performance theatre is a vibrant, multi-use centre for the arts. Each year, over 100 professional performances take place in Festival Place, including a variety of arts, dance, theatre, film and community events.
100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Art Gallery@501 is a visual art gallery located in the Community Centre. Explore ongoing exhibitions and take part in creative education programs.
501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park
BMX Bike Skills Park
This park includes a variety of natural features including dirt ramps, rock boulders and logs. Together, they create a variety of ladder bridges, a wall ride and various sized dirt jumps to appeal to all ages and skill levels.
Corner of Bethel Drive and Broadview Boulevard
Millennium Place is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose recreation facility that attracts over three million visitors annually. Enjoy a variety of activities in a modern swimming pool, twin ice arenas, gymnasiums and workout areas. The facility offers daily drop-in for sports, climbing wall, teen and youth lounges, children's playground and outdoor skate park year-round.
2001 Premier Way
Strathcona County Museum and Archives
Strathcona County’s interactive hands-on museum invites visitors of all ages to interact with historical artefacts. Guided tours given by costumed interpreters can be booked. Customized group tours for schools, seniors, clubs and organizations.
913 Ash Street
Rural Strathcona County
Edmonton's Countryside is a regional tourism initiative. Take a day trip and experience the wonders of our backyard. Enjoy fresh produce at the local farmers' markets; go back in time at historical sites or savour the tranquility of a country bed and breakfast.
Elk Island National Park of Canada
This national park is open year round and is located 35 kilometers east of Edmonton on the Trans Canada (Yellowhead) Highway 16, home to herds of free roaming bison, moose, deer and elk. Elk Island National Park is a bird watchers’ paradise with over 250 species. Enjoy over 80 kilometers of hiking, cross country trails and campaign.
Ardrossan Recreational Complex
The complex is located in the hamlet of Ardrossan, 9 kilometers east of Sherwood Park. This newly revitalized, state-of-the-art recreation complex includes a twin arena, a multi-purpose hall, curling rink, an indoor fitness track, wellness centre and a children's playground. The new spaces provide opportunities for many new exciting drop-in fun and fitness opportunities.
Strathcona Wilderness Centre
This popular natural area spans 550 acres and provides opportunities for geo-caching, disc golf, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and other outdoor activities. The wilderness offers camping through tents, campsites, bunkhouses and modern pine lodge for family and corporate retreats (advanced booking is required).
Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
This recreational offers more than 170 kilometers of trails on forests, pasture and wetlands, ranging from relaxing to more challenging terrain. The site includes more than 85 kilometers of equestrian trails. The area is also home to diverse wildlife, including beaver, snowshoe hare, moose, elk and deer, as are a wide variety of birds such as grouse, great blue heron and the “at risk” trumpeter swan.
Ministik Bird Sanctuary
This 20,000-acred sanctuary is home to many threatened migratory birds. The sanctuary is located on Township Road 510 between Range Roads 205 and 212.