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! We look forward to doing great things together.

Our Communities

Fort Saskatchewan - Sherwood Park - Strathcona County

  • 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.

Featured Businesses & Sponsors

This website wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and featured businesses. Our gratitude to these local businesses that enable us to continue to bring this website to life. Please consider supporting them!

fountain in a park
Photo courtesy of Macri Photography
Fort Saskatchewan Train Station
Fort Saskatchewan Train Station
Photo courtesy Macri Photography.
Photo courtesy Macri Photography.
Northern Lights over the river
Photos courtesy nicktaylorphotography.ca.
Northern Lights over river in the winter
West River's Edge, Fort Saskatchewan.
Pavilion with northern Lights winter
Pavilion at West Rivers Edge Fort Saskatchewan.

All photos are copyright @explorestrathconacounty.com or have been used with permission. Our heartfelt thanks to Nick Taylor Landscape Photography and Macri Photography for the stunning images you've shared with us.