Strathcona County

p2_image9.1_sign_strathconaRepresentative on our Board of Directors: Mayor Rod Frank

Strathcona County is situated adjacent to the City of Edmonton, directly east of the province’s capital.

The county encompasses 1,265 square kilometres (488 square miles) and is one of Alberta’s largest municipalities in terms of population. The population is just over 98,000 with over 27,400 individuals living in the Rural Service Area and over 70,600 individuals residing in the Urban Service Area of Sherwood Park.

Strathcona County is Alberta’s leading industrial municipality as measured by the value of manufactured goods. Over 10,900 businesses and organizations are located in Strathcona County, including over 210 manufacturing companies. They serve a market of 1.32 million people in Alberta’s Capital Region. With a prosperous and productive business climate, it is no surprise that over 100 new businesses open every year in the county.  These new and existing businesses are well positioned to serve the county’s ever increasing population, which has seen greater than 1.4% growth annually over the past five years.

Residents of Strathcona County have access to some of the best nature sites in the vicinity, such as the UNESCO designated Beaver Hills Biosphere. The Strathcona Wilderness Centre, in addition to various other natural areas and hiking trails also offer year round enjoyment. There is no shortage of sports options either, as Millennium Place houses a twin arena, field house, skateboard park, indoor wave pool, and the county’s only indoor fitness track. Those interested in arts and culture take in concerts, plays, and performances at Sherwood Park’s Festival Place, a 500 seat Elizabethan style theatre.

Strathcona County offers a unique blend of urban and rural lifestyles, while balancing the natural environment with economic prosperity.