Treat yourself to a "fa-boo-lous” Halloween

October 25, 2023

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 creating an accessible Halloween for everyone.

Preparing for a spook-tacular Halloween
Strathcona County students throughout Kindergarten to Grade 12 will receive a free Healthy Halloween pass for a one-time admission to County recreation facilities, valid until October 31, 2024. 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 during office hours from the recreation administration building (2025 Oak Street, Sherwood Park) October 25-27 and October 30-31.

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 more! Visit for more information.

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.

Visit for Halloween event details and to download the poster.

Have 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).

RCMP and Enforcement Services officers are also getting into the Halloween spirit on October 31 by treating youth with positive “tickets” that grant a free one-time admission to County recreation facilities.

 A reminder to 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.

County buses are a safe place for anyone to get help on Halloween or any day of the year. Our Transit Operators are an extra set of eyes on the road helping keep the streets safe. If trick-or-treaters run into trouble while out having fun, they can flag down a bus for help. For more information on transit services on Halloween, visit

Once Halloween is over, put your pumpkins to a good second use! On November 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring them to Fire Station #6 and for a donation you can drop them from the tower to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. Visit

From everyone at Strathcona County, we wish you a safe and fun Halloween season!


Contact: Strathcona County Communications,