Sherwood Park is the residential and shopping center of Strathcona County, located on the eastern edge of Edmonton.
Sherwood Park has 70,000 residents (which has doubled since 199), and has about 2/3 of all the residents of Strathcona County. The community is leads western Canada in oil refining and is home to more than 1,500 businesses. Strathcona County covers over 480 square miles and has Alberta’s fourth largest population, after only Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge.
Annual events include: Canadian Birkebeiner Cross County Ski Festival (Early February), Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair (mid April), Kinsmen Festival Days (end May), Canada Day at Broadmoor Lake (July 1), Strathcona County Fair (mid August).
Sherwood Park Attractions
Lake Blackfoot Recreational Area
24 km east of Sherwood Park on Hwy 14 or Wye Rd
This 97 square kilometre area offers 150 km of hiking, mountain biking, or cross country ski trails for day-use access. The park has many species of birds and wildlife to see.
Strathcona Wilderness Centre
52535 Range Rd 212, Ardrossan, AB T8G 2E9
Interpretive and outdoor programs provided at the Centre give a well-rounded out door experience. 16 kilometres of cross-country ski trails are well-groomed in the winter. The 41 bed Lodge may be booked on a group basis. Activities offered include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing, picnicking and summer camps for children.
Half Moon Lake
19 km southeast of Sherwood Park
Camping, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, and other recreational activities. Individual and group camping sites are available.
51380A Range Rd 205, Sherwood Park, AB T8G 1G3
(on Hastings Lake)
Hastings Lake is along Canada’s second largest migratory bird flyway. Kawtikh Retreat offers boating, camping, cabin rentals,fishing, picnicking, and a sandy beach.
Blackfoot Recreation Area
on Cooking Lake
Home of the Canadian Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Event there are trails for skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling.