Strathcona Wilderness Centre
52535 Range Road 212, Ardrossan, AB (Mailing address: 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park T8A 3W7) GPS: Lat 53.456537 Long -112.821208
Hours of operation
The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is open daily from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on statutory holidays.
It's tick season, and it's important to take steps to avoid unwanted ticks hitching a ride on your clothing or skin.
Steps you can take to avoid ticks:
- Watch for ticks on the ground before placing gear on the sidewalks
- Regularly check your gear, clothing and skin for signs of ticks
- Visit Alberta Fish and Wildlife for information on ticks, Lyme Disease and safety information
In order to make your visit as safe as possible, the Strathcona Wilderness Centre works with Alberta Fish and Wildlife and pest management contractors to implement tick reduction measures.
Activities, bookings and programs
The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is a year-round destination for outdoor adventure. Located in the Beaver Hills Biosphere, you'll find many forested hiking trails, picnic sites, snowshoeing and world-class cross-country skiing, and much more!
Please leave your pets at home, animals are not permitted at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails are available at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. Our cross-country skiing page contains everything you need to know including information about rentals, rates and locations.
Bring your tent or book a bunkhouse and enjoy camping in the wilderness. Year-round, walk-in campsites are available. Camping at the Wilderness Centre is great for families, individuals and groups.
A nine-hole disc golf course is now open at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. Learn about all disc golf opportunities in Strathcona County.
Summer months at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre offer many excellent walking trails. During the cross-country season, walking is available on the snowshoe and multipurpose trails.
Outdoor fitness equipment
Get active outdoors! Outdoor fitness equipment is located by the maintenance building and is open during regular Strathcona Wilderness Centre operating hours.
The forests of black spruce, birch and polar trees and wetlands are home to many plants and animals.
Explore the spruce bog to see squirrels and Labrador tea. Moose, white-tailed deer, snowshoe hares, fishers, porcupines and frogs live along the trails. Year-round birds include chickadees, woodpeckers and owls and migratory birds include Canada geese, ducks, hummingbirds, and swallows. Bird watching and nature activities are available in the Information Centre.
Enjoy the great outdoors! Our team at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre is excited to offer several seasonal outdoor pursuit opportunities.
Outdoor programs, school and group guide
The Strathcona Wilderness Centre offers many exciting outdoor year-round programs for schools and groups. Enjoy fun curriculum-based programs for schools, outdoor skill development and many other group activities and programs.
View the guide for information on programs for schools and groups
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