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. 

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 strathcona.ca/halloween 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 strathcona.ca/transit.


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