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Who are we?

Lovers of all things weird & wonderful in Strathcona County, Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan, we are 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 & best events we can find. We are huge advocates for local small businesses & non-profits, and firm supporters of the Dad Jokes. Bad Dad Jokes will always have a home here.
Woodbridge Farms - May 6 '19 (12)

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.

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


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Why the Bad Dad Jokes?

We love awkward joke telling Dads! "Dad Jokes" are sort of our thing, even though they really have nothing to do with exploring the county.  We celebrate the silly jokes…simply because they are awesome & they make us giggle.

New jokes...posted regularly here & on our Facebook page. CLICK HERE TO ENJOY OUR SERIOUSLY PUNNY JOKES. And please - share! The world needs more Dad jokes.

Featured Businesses

Just a few of our favourite local businesses...




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