Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Birkie Rookie Program at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Updates and notices

June 16, 2020

Strathcona County indoor recreation facilities remain CLOSED, targeted re-opening dates listed below.

Strathcona County is taking a phased approach to re-opening recreation and culture facilities. Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. The safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority.

Please note: re-opening dates listed below are targets and may be subject to change.

  • Millennium Cards continue to be suspended with no payments being taken. Cardholders will be notified before payments resume.
  • Fees and admission rates for re-opening are being reviewed, more information to come.
  • Strathcona Wilderness Centre – campsites and fire pits to open June 19, Lodge and Info Centre to open July 7 to 15.
  • Wellness centres, racquet courts, and fitness tracks – to open July 7 to 15.
  • Indoor fields and dry-surface spaces – to open July 7 to 15
  • Halls at Ardrossan Recreation Complex and Moyer Recreation Centre – to open July 7 to 15
  • Arenas – phased re-opening starting the week of July 7
    • Sherwood Park Arena, Sherwood Park Sports Centre, Glen Allan Recreation Complex – July 7 to 15
    • Millennium Place – August 4 to 7
    • Ardrossan Recreation Complex – mid August
    • Strathcona Olympiette Centre – late August
    • Moyer Recreation Centre – mid September
    • Broadmoor Arena – TBA
  • Festival Place – accepting September rental bookings starting July 15.
  • Public meeting spaces – to open July 7 to 15.
  • Emerald Hills Leisure Centre – to open July 15 to 22.
  • Kinsmen Leisure Centre – to open mid August
  • Pool at Millennium Place – to open early November (due to in progress revitalization project).
  • Indoor playgrounds, youth lounges, and child minding – remain closed (listed in Stage 3 of the province’s relaunch plan.)

More information including guidelines for guests and precautions taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be available prior to re-opening. Learn more about Strathcona County’s response to COVID-19.

Why can't I ski at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre?

Go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre!


Cross-country skiing features

  • Explore world class groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.
  • Rent classic touring and skin skis, and skate skis
  • Try out sit-skis and lessons for Para-Nordic skiers.
  • Sign up for group or private lessons for beginners to advanced skiers, children and adults.
  • Warm-up indoors in the skiers lounge.

Snowshoeing features

  • Rent snowshoes for children and adults.
  • Sign up for group and school lessons.
  • Explore snowshoe and multipurpose trails.

Stay a while

  • Stay for the day or the weekend in our lodge with commercial kitchen.
  • Bundle up and ski or snowshoe to the tent-sites.
  • Cook meals on the wood cook stove in the cookhouse.
  • Bring the family, sports team, church or school group.

View the abundant wildlife

  • Enjoy spotting birds, moose and deer.
  • Leave your pets at home!

Contact
780-922-3939

Register for a program

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Last updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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