Updates and notices
February 11, 2021
The Government of Alberta announced limited changes to their restrictions, effective February 8. Some indoor recreation facilities will re-open with restricted access to approved user groups beginning Tuesday, February 16. Learn more here:
OUTDOOR activities and VIRTUAL programs available:
- Virtual programs – register today
- Outdoor cross country ski lessons – register today (Note: private group bookings not available)
- Cross-country skiing at Strathcona Wilderness Centre and Broadmoor Public Golf Course (Note: all indoor amenities CLOSED with exception of washrooms)
- Snowshoeing, walking trails, parks, playgrounds, toboggan hills and off-leash dog parks
- FREE recreation opportunities
Reminiscent of early settler days, this historic site is now home to the Smeltzer House Visual Arts Centre.
A brief history of Smeltzer House
Smeltzer House is 100! This house that now graces one of Sherwood Park’s mature neighbourhoods was built for Maurice Smeltzer and his family back in 1920. Across the road and to the east of their homestead, the house was home to three generations of the Smeltzer family until it was sold in 1974. Strathcona County purchased the house and three-acre parcel in 1976. The smaller garage was built at about the same time as the house; the larger garage was built in the mid-1950s.
Arts and culture programs
The Smeltzer House Visual Arts Centre offers a variety of courses for all ages involving pottery, drawing, glass fusing, and various arts and crafts. For youth and adults, pottery classes are offered in the Clay Hut and glass fusing classes in Studio One. The pottery studio has been operating out of the Clay Hut for over 25 years.
Learn more: Visual arts at Smeltzer House
Looking for arts and culture programs? Check out our recreation guide for all the creative opportunities.
Book the gazebo
Looking for an outdoor event venue? The gazebo at Smeltzer House is available for booking. Call 780-467-2211 for more information.
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