Trail clearing

Winter trail clearing survey – now closed

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent winter trail clearing survey.

A summary report of the results and next steps will be available on the public engagement reporting page by the end of June.

Last modified: May 12, 2022, 8:18 a.m.

After a snowfall, Strathcona County follows a priority system for clearing trails and sidewalks in Sherwood Park and rural hamlets. 

The County works to clear all priorities within five or six days, but it can take up to eight days from the start of a snowfall to clear all trails and sidewalks.  

Image showing equipment clearing snow from a County trail




  • Concrete surfaces around County facilities in Centre in the Park (Community Centre, County Hall, Festival Place and Prairie Walk)
  • Concrete surfaces around Bethel and Ordze transit centres and adjacent trails
Cleared within 4 hours

  • Transit stops and school drop-off zones 
  • Trails and pathways leading to County recreation facilities
  • Trails and pathways near schools, parks, open spaces and playgrounds
  • Trails and pathways adjacent to collector road bus routes
Cleared within 24 hours

  • Trails and pathways along major and minor arterial roads, minor industrial roads and rural hamlet roads
Cleared within 5 days (120 hours)

  • Connector pathways throughout residential areas, typically between residential streets and parks
Cleared within 8 days (192 hours)

View an interactive map of pathway priorities

Common questions

More information:

Transportation and Agriculture Services
Phone: 780-417-7100
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Last updated: Thursday, May 12, 2022
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