Treat yourself to a ‘fa-boo-lous’ Halloween

October 24, 2022

Treat yourself to a ‘fa-boo-lous’ Halloween

Strathcona County is supporting a safe and healthy Halloween for all trick-or-treaters this year through free recreation passes to local youth, Halloween events and a focus on creating an accessible Halloween for everyone.

Preparing for a spook-tacular Halloween
Strathcona County students throughout Kindergarten to Grade 12 will receive a complementary Healthy Halloween pass for a one-time free admission to County recreation facilities, valid until October 31, 2023. This inclusive approach of distributing Healthy Halloween passes is a more direct channel to the youth through schools, rather than relying on pass sales through the general public.

Younger students will also receive a colouring book, featuring fun Halloween activities and tips for a safe Halloween experience. Home schooled students can access their Halloween pass from the recreation administration building (2025 Oak Street, Sherwood Park).

RCMP and Enforcement Services officers are also getting into the Halloween spirit by treating youth with ‘positive tickets’ that grant a free one-time admission to County recreation facilities.

Strathcona County has several fun, friendly and free family Halloween activities leading up to Halloween; including a free Halloween skate, photo opportunity with police officers and a pumpkin carving event especially designed for male caregivers and their child as part of the County’s ‘How do you dad’ series.

Residents can also help ensure all trick-or-treaters in the community feel welcome by displaying an inclusive Halloween poster that indicates consideration of nut-free treats, secured pets and low-sensory decorations without strobe lights or loud noises.

Just having a gourd time!
On Halloween, tiny trick-or-treaters (under five years of age) are welcome to visit County recreation facilities for their very own Healthy Halloween pass. Emergency Services crews will join the spooktacular fun on Halloween by visiting communities to hand out treats (as resources allow).

Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services are reminding all motorists to slow down, especially in residential areas on Halloween night, and to stay alert for the large number of young people that will be out that evening.

As always, if things get too scary, County buses are a safe place to get help. For more information on transit services on Halloween, visit


Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595