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stay in an Otentik at Elk Island National Park, or enjoy RV and tent camping at lakeside campgrounds in the County. Swing your clubs at the six golf courses in the County. The recently designated UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve includes a large portion of Strathcona County. Learn more about the Biosphere when you have a picnic or take a hike on the new Beaver Hills Biodiversity Interpretive Trail. (See ad page 31.)

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Take your pick of major outdoor attractions: Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, or Cooking LakeBlackfoot Recreation Area with over 170 km of summer and winter multi-use trails.

EAST OF EDMONTON

The central portion of Strathcona County includes the beauty, the wildlife, and the trails in the Sherwood Park Natural Area, off of Range Road 231. Located at the southeast corner of the County is the Ministik Bird Sanctuary which protects many threatened species birds and wildlife. The Bird Sanctuary is also a destination for snowmobilers where the Tri-County snowmobile club grooms and maintains over 50 km of trails.

Josephburg ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The small hamlet of Josephburg, located north of Highway 16 on Highway 830, is a friendly agricultural community near Alberta's Industrial Heartland, offering many community events hosted throughout the year by the Josephburg Agricultural Society (JAS). JAS produces the County's largest livestock event, the Country Classic, with Horse and Beef shows that see more than 100 youths and their families attend from all over western Canada to learn and compete. JAS also hosts a popular dinner concert series called Josephburg Presents. Recording artists and performers grace the stage of the Moyer Recreation Centre over the winter months to sell-out crowds, who enjoy a dinner along with the show. Christmas in the Heartland is the community's welcome to winter, taking place on the last Saturday and Sunday of November. With eight unique venues steeped in tradition, this driving tour celebrates the holidays with festival markets with artisans and crafters, sleigh rides, entertainment, ice carvings, nativity displays and more family activities at community halls and churches in north Strathcona County. (See ad below for dates).

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