Enjoy Strathcona County and Sherwood Park by spending time exploring the outdoors

This season in Strathcona County: find your adventure

Winter means cold weather and snow, but don't be afraid to embrace Canadian tradition and get outdoors anyway. There are plenty of ways to find your adventure and have some fun this winter in Strathcona County.

Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Park

Another great spot for winter activities! Head to the east side of Strathcona County to enjoy 85 kilometres of track-set trails for cross country-skiing (trails will be set after hunting season closes). This is also where the Birkebeiner takes place. Start your training now to participate in the February event!

Elk Island National Park

A great place to check out during the winter months! As part of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, you can experience snowshoeing and stargazing in a truly remarkable setting. Programs are open for registration on their website.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

A world-renowned facility for cross-country skiing, this location offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing programs regularly. If you are interested in trying out either sport, rentals are available or bring your own and enjoy a great day in rural Strathcona County.


Sherwood Park and Strathcona County have so many outdoor ice rinks to choose from! From skating pathways to outdoor rinks, you can have fun outside this winter enjoying any of them.

Sunridge Ski Area

Skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing are available in the river valley right here in Sherwood Park! Sunridge Ski Area lies above the banks of the North Saskatchewan River and is a great option for families or individuals looking to spend time outside this winter.

Weekends in Strathcona County

What are you doing this weekend?

Looking for things to do in Strathcona County this weekend? 

Check out our weekend itineraries blog for suggestions.

Find and support local business

Looking for a specific business and service in Strathcona County?
Check out the Business Directory

Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: 780-464-8095
Email: scedt@strathcona.ca

2001 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
T8A 3W7

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Last updated: Wednesday, January 03, 2024
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