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Stratchona County, Alberta - 2024 National Finalist

Strathcona County is a vibrant and growing community within Alberta. Home to over 100,000 residents, it is Alberta’s third-largest municipality. As a Specialized Municipality, Strathcona County encompasses both the comfort of urban amenities and the charm of rural life. In the pursuit to become Canada’s most livable community, Strathcona County Council is committed to representing and balancing the unique needs of the diverse population, while encouraging economic growth, environmental sustainability, and exceptional quality of life.  

As a community, Strathcona County values and celebrates the rich history of the area and recognizes with gratitude that we stand upon land that carries the footsteps of Cree, Métis, and Blackfoot amongst many other Nations, who have been here for thousands of years. The area boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, with a Heritage Museum, Gallery@501, and Festival Place performing arts theatre. Committed to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for residents, Strathcona County is home to state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, as well as more than 280 kilometres of trails in the Heritage Parkway Trail System. From local, community-based celebrations to provincial and international events, such as the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games and 2026 Alberta Summer Games, Strathcona County is proud to welcome visitors and participants from all over to experience all there is to offer. We invite you to visit and discover the diversity, warmth and spirit that is Strathcona County!