Celebrating all things weird and wonderful
Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park and Strathcona County.
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 of our communities. We are also huge advocates for local small businesses and non-profits - and firm supporters of the Dad Jokes. Dad Jokes will always have a home here. We welcome input and local participation, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions, comments or exciting things you want us to share!
Fun stuff in the neighborhood
The City of Fort Saskatchewan is home to about 30,000 people, located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan river, about 20 minutes from the City of Edmonton. It is a small but fast growing city, almost entirely surrounded by rural Strathcona County, and bordered by Sturgeon County on the other side of the river. READ MORE.
Sherwood Park is Alberta's fifth largest city. Wait. Nope, not a city - Sherwood Park is 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 continues to grow annually. READ MORE.
Strathcona County encompasses Sherwood Park, all the rural areas around it and eight other hamlets, including: Josephburg; Ardrossan; South Cooking Lake; North Cooking Lake; Antler Lake; Collingwood Cove; Half Moon Lake; and Hastings Lake. Total population is almost 100,000 people. READ MORE.