Strathcona County stage two re-opening begins June 10

June 8, 2021

Strathcona County stage two re-opening begins June 10

Recreation and culture updates

On June 10, outdoor recreation will resume without restrictions, including field, diamond, court and spray park access, and youth and adult sports. In addition, specific outdoor public gatherings including PlayDays, Movies in the Park and Canada Day may resume.

Special events like Canada Day will combine virtual and in-person participation to meet provincial requirements and provide access to all residents. 

Some indoor recreation will re-open on June 10 including arenas, dry surfaces and activity bookings for the Millennium Place wellness centre. On June 14, activity bookings for wellness centres at all locations, lap swimming and aquatic fitness will resume.

Booking information will be online at

Gallery@501 exhibits will open at 1/3 capacity on June 10 and Festival Place bookings will resume on June 16.

All programs will adhere to strict provincial restrictions and guidelines, including smaller participant capacity, masking and distancing.

The County is working on plans for stage three of the provincial “Open for Summer” plan. Programs will be reintroduced safely, and residents will be supported as we begin reopening indoor services.


Everyone’s comfort level will be different as our community adapts to relaxing restrictions. Please treat each other with kindness and understanding.

Residents are permitted to gather socially with up to 20 people outdoors, while maintaining two metres distance. Indoor gatherings are still not permitted.

Mental health, financial, parenting and other supports are available by calling Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or visiting

Business updates

On June 10, indoor recreation, entertainment and other settings including recreation centres, arenas, casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries and libraries are permitted to open at 1/3 of fire code capacity.

Strathcona County Library will resume Browse & Go+ in-person services at 1/3 capacity on June 15. More information can be found at

Gyms and fitness studios may open for individual and drop-in activities. Participants in indoor fitness classes must maintain three metres distance.

Personal and wellness services may resume walk-in services.

Restaurants are permitted to seat six people maximum per table, both indoors and outdoors.

Retail shops can host up to 1/3 of their fire code occupancy, but customers and staff must be able to maintain two metres distance.

While the work from home order is lifted under stage two, working from home is still recommended by the Province.

Residents are encouraged to support local businesses by shopping local, sharing positive reviews and spreading the word about local shops and restaurants with friends, families and social circles.

Strathcona County is allowing restaurants to expand existing or open outdoor eating areas. Please contact Planning and Development Services at 780-464-8080 for more information.

Businesses are invited to update their information in the Business Directory with available services at   

Current COVID-19 situation

As of June 8, Strathcona County has 65 active COVID-19 cases. 

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Contact:  Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595