Join in the Great Trail Celebration from coast to coast

August 21, 2017

Join in the Great Trail Celebration from coast to coast

Join Strathcona County, and communities across Canada, as we celebrate the Great Trail that will be connected from coast to coast to coast. The Trans Canada Trail, with support from Canadian Heritage, has a goal to connect the Great Trail throughout Canada for a grand celebration.

On August 26, 2017, stop in at the Riverside Nature Trail from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at 902 Township Road 540, to enjoy FREE hot dogs (for the first 250 people) and family activities including face painting, inflatable fun, geocaching, nature crafts and a walk along the trail.

Learn about the two new sections of the Trans Canada Trail that will link Strathcona County to Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton through this new regional trail system.

The Trans Canada Trail began as a bold dream in 1992: the idea of creating a trail that would be a gift from Canadians to Canadians. Since then, Trans Canada Trail – a not-for-profit organization – has been working with donors, partners, governments and volunteers to create The Great Trail; an epic trail of trails offering a wide range of outdoor experiences on both land and water routes. Every Canadian province and territory is home to its own stretch of The Great Trail, which is owned and operated at the local level.

More information about this event or to volunteer, email or call 780-467-2211.


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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 economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595