Community invited to provide further input on tourism

June 12, 2020

Community invited to provide further input on tourism

Residents and the business community are invited to provide feedback on a proposed direction for tourism in Strathcona County. A draft tourism strategy has been developed and will be presented through a digital face-to-face.

The tourism strategy will identify what Strathcona County and local business can do to support the community and economy through tourism.  The draft strategy has been informed by previous public engagement held in November 2019.

Tourism has the potential to attract and grow primary sectors and can enhance quality of life by creating a sense of place which supports major employers in the area with talent attraction.

Tourism also supports the retail community and works to cultivate economic diversification.

Learn more about the proposed direction for tourism in Strathcona County, and provide your feedback:

Digital face-to-face for businesses and organizations:
June 23, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. or 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
RSVP by June 19 at 4:30 p.m. at

Digital face-to-face for residents:
June 24, 2020, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
RSVP by June 19 at 4:30 p.m. at

Each face-to-face will begin with a brief presentation, followed by group discussion. Details on accessing the sessions online or by phone are available on our website at

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