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To ensure the well-being of our residents, guests, and staff, all Strathcona County recreation and culture facilities are CLOSED and programs are CANCELLED until June 15, 2020 (or until further notice).
This proactive measure supports Alberta Health’s priority to limit larger social gatherings in our community. Learn more about what Strathcona County is doing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Why can't I ski at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre?
1. Why was the Strathcona Wilderness Centre closed, even though it's an outdoor space?Permanent link to Why was the Strathcona Wilderness Centre closed, even though it's an outdoor space?
Strathcona County is taking Alberta Health's direction to limit social gathering places seriously. Alberta Health's direction is that having 6 feet (2 metres) of space between people (physical distancing) will help reduce the spread of COVID-19. While this distance may be achievable while skiing, it may not be in a busy parking lot.
After the Government of Alberta announced a state of public health emergency on March 18, we stopped offering a modified service at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. The safety of our park's visitors and staff, and minimizing the spread of COVID-19, is our top priority.
2. Is the Strathcona Wilderness Centre's parking lot really that busy?Permanent link to Is the Strathcona Wilderness Centre's parking lot really that busy?
March 27 update: At various times throughout the day, there can more than 15 cars in the parking lot at one time. Alberta Health's direction is to limit mass gatherings to 15 or less. This will help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
3. If there's no one parked, can I go ski?Permanent link to If there's no one parked, can I go ski?
No. Safety has always been our main priority. With the facility closed and no staff on site, we cannot ensure the safety of our skiers.
WILDERNESS CENTRE CLOSED: The front gate is locked. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 – please stay home.
Year-round operation hours
|Monday – Sunday||9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday|
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