County encouraging a safe Halloween

October 15, 2020

County encouraging a safe Halloween

Halloween, like all things affected by COVID-19, will look different in Strathcona County this year. 

Residents are encouraged to keep up their important work in following all COVID-19 gathering guidelines and protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Residents are asked to limit outdoor gathering sizes and stay within their own community, where possible.  ​

Strathcona County has fun, free family options available to enjoy at home. Visit for ideas and more information. As a reminder, everyone has a different level of risk acceptance. Whether a family chooses to trick or treat, or not, please remember to be kind to one another. ​

As part of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Strathcona County will not be hosting in-person Halloween events (including haunted skate and haunted house in Gallery@501) at its facilities this year.

Changes this year also include the suspension of the popular active Halloween passes and the positive ticket campaign that have traditionally occurred on Halloween. The drop-in Halloween passes have been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions requiring pre-booking at County recreation facilities, AHS direction to reduce gatherings, and capacity restrictions in County facilities.

As always, County buses remain a safe place to board if things get too scary this Halloween. For information on Transit services, please visit

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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595