Pointe-aux-Pins Acres construction begins this summer

July 4, 2023

Pointe-aux-Pins Acres construction begins this summer

Shovels will hit the ground later this summer marking the formal construction of the Pointe-aux-Pins Acres (The Pointe) agricultural facility, following Council’s approval on the facility design and scope. 
The Pointe’s design meets a wide-variety of facility uses that include key elements such as arena space, animal housing, an animal wash bay, concrete floor and overall indoor and outdoor site layout and utilities. The Pointe design also includes considerations for bio-security measures for animal and human health. The Pointe has the capacity to host year-round regional-sized events. 

“Pointe-aux-Pins Acres celebrates the rural agricultural advantage Strathcona County uniquely owns,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “We have taken the time to listen carefully to design a space that meets a variety of hosting needs. Our strong emphasis on flexibility allows The Pointe to adjust to the needs of user groups - whether it be for a 4H club, equine event, farming tradeshow or dog agility competition. The possibilities are exciting.” 

Located close to Sherwood Park, Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, The Pointe will be built on a 230-acre parcel of land surrounding the Bremner Heritage Site on Range Road 225 north of Township Road 534, approximately 15 minutes northeast of Sherwood Park.  

The $32.6M facility, a design-build project with Bird Construction, is expected to be completed by the summer of 2025. Total costs spent to date on land acquisition and planning was $10.75M. Total project cost, including site and building construction and engineering is budgeted for just over $67.6M. During construction, Strathcona County will be working with the agricultural community to finalize the operating model, including exploring numerous opportunities to elevate The Pointe as a regional tourism and hosting destination. 
With its strategic ties to the County’s Agriculture Master Plan, the Pointe will shine as a destination where people from across the county, and beyond, can enjoy agricultural education and history, community and social events. The Pointe amplifies strong connections to the County’s Recreation and Culture Strategy’s focus on meeting community needs, environmental stewardship, inclusion and building overall capacity. 

The vision for the Pointe represents a deeply rooted sense of community, that has been informed by extensive public engagement and collaboration. 

For more information about The Pointe, visit strathcona.ca/ThePointe



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