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Let's do things together!

Hello! Welcome to our little website! We are lovers of all things weird & wonderful in Strathcona County, Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan, dedicated to celebrating all of the things that make these communities awesome. Born out of the “be a tourist in your own town” and the "shop local" mentality, Explore Strathcona County aims to share all of the coolest things and best events.

We are also huge advocates for local small businesses and non-profits, also firm supporters of the Dad Jokes. Bad Dad Jokes will always have a home here. Would love to connect with you and share your stories, too! Please reach out on social media, email, or good old fashioned phone call. Contact details below.


Woodbridge Farms - May 6 '19 (12)

About Sherwood Park & Strathcona County

Sherwood Park is Alberta's fifth largest city. Wait. Nope, not city - technically a hamlet! It is the urban centre of Strathcona County, which enjoys the unique distinction of being a "specialized municipality". Over 71,000 people make their home in Sherwood Park and the community grows annually - read more. Strathcona County encompasses Sherwood Park, all the rural areas around and eight other hamlets. Total population is almost 100,000 people - read more.

About Fort Saskatchewan & Other Spots

Fort Saskatchewan is its own city, almost entirely surrounded by rural Strathcona County, and bordered by Sturgeon County on the other side. It is home to about 25,000 people and has grown really rapidly in recent years - read more. Other fun spots nearby include the quaint little hamlet of Lamoureux, just across the river from Fort Sask; Elk Island National Park, which we're fortunate enough to have bordering our communities; Bruderheim and Lamont are all reasonably close. Go East of Edmonton is a great regional tourism website that highlights some great things about all places - you guessed it - east of Edmonton.

Teepee at Elk Island - July 2019

Featured Businesses

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Macri Photography

As a full time, self-employed photographer, Rocco Macri, of Macri Photography has had to adjust to Covid-19 and curtail public contact. He is trying to stay in business during these hard times, so he is featuring his stock photography for sale. His stunning images are available for immediate purchase by simple download on his website - https://macriphotographyltd.shootproof.com/gallery/stock/home.

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In light of Covid-19, things are very fluid. Please   with us as we continue to add content and keep it current. If you notice any errors or omissions, please let us know!

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First Responders and Health Care Workers

Many local businesses are offering preferred rates and special offers for our first responders and health care workers. COMING SOON.


Our Artisans & Makers

Let's shop local and support our local makers. Here's a guide to our local artisans and how to shop with them in the absence of trade shows. COMING SOON.

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Restaurants Offering their Own Delivery

Here are the restaurants you can support that are offering their own delivery services. COMING SOON.




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