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Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Ph. 780-922-3939

52535 Range Road 212, Ardrossan, AB (Mailing address: 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park T8A 3W7) GPS: Lat 53.456537 Long -112.821208

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Hours of operation

The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is open daily from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Service interruptions and facility closures

Location / impact Dates Reason
Strathcona Wilderness Centre closed to the public February 24-26, 2023

2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games. Spectator and parking information.

 


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 you 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 and The Broadmoor. Our cross-country skiing page contains everything you need to know including information about rentals, rates and locations.

We also offer seasonal registered cross-country skiing programs.

Camping

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.

Disc golf

A nine-hole disc golf course is available seasonally at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. Learn about all disc golf opportunities in Strathcona County.

Walking/hiking

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.

Wildlife viewing

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.


Bookings and programs

Outdoor programs

Group of young cross-country skiiers in a winter setting

Enjoy the great outdoors! Our team at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre is excited to offer several seasonal outdoor pursuit opportunities.

View all current outdoor program offerings

Outdoor programs, school and group guide

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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

780-922-3939
swcinfo@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, November 10, 2022
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