Visiting the Sheep in Fort Saskatchewan is a staple of our summer fun with kids in Edmonton. It’s a free activity (Yay!) and a great way to explore new playgrounds, or attractions in an area near Edmonton.
The sheep of Fort Saskatchewan have been delighting visitors and keeping the grass trim in City parks for 28 years. If ewe haven’t already heard, Fort Saskatchewan uses the flock as an eco-friendly way of looking after the parks.
The sheep are a delight to residents and visitors. It’s quite the sight to see a shepherd and sheepdogs in the city, herding the flock of 50 warm, friendly, and fuzzy sheep.
The Sheep Grazing Program provides an opportunity for individuals to interact with the sheep, shepherds, and sheepdogs in a natural setting. To ensure everyone’s safety, please follow the procedures below and on the signage placed at the main Sheep Grazing Program parking lot (located next to the Warden’s Residence):
- No more than 50 visitors can interact with the flock at one time.
- Visitors are to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before interacting with sheep, shepherds and sheepdogs.
- Visitors are asked to wash their hands before visiting the sheep and directly afterwards. Washrooms are available at the Fort Heritage Precinct and are cleaned twice a day by custodial staff.
- Visitors are asked to cleanse their hands with alcohol based rub hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol content* prior to, during, and after interacting with the sheep and sheepdogs. Hand sanitizer is available at the main Sheep Grazing Program parking lot.
- All individuals must maintain 2m physical distancing from the shepherds and other visitors that are not part of their cohort family.
- Infants and children are to remain with their parents or guardians at all times.
Find the sheep at Fort Heritage Precinct (10006 – 100 Avenue).