Visit the Sheep

The sheep of Fort Saskatchewan have been delighting visitors and keeping the grass trim in City parks for 30 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.

2021 Season

June 2 - September 4
Wednesday to Saturday
12:30 to 8pm
Fort Heritage Precinct (10006 – 100 Avenue)

Note: The sheep depart from the Off Duty Pasture on Wednesday at 12:30pm and return to the Pasture on Saturday at 7pm

Sheep Grazing Map

Visiting Guidelines – Tips to ensure your visit is woolly great!

COVID-19 Procedures

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.

* Sanitizing solution with a minimum of 60% alcohol content is capable of disinfecting COVID-19

Goats as Weed Management

You may see goats at West River’s Edge (WRE). They’re being used as a safe environmentally friendly alternative to weed management. They’ll cover up to 96 hectares and will treat effected areas up to three times over the summer and fall.

Please be advised:

  • These are working animals, at no time is the public permitted to interact or pet the goats
  • Signs will be posted informing the public of the work area for the day
  • Two shepherds will be monitoring and herding the goats to effected areas

We urge Fort Saskatchewan residents, and visitors, to please respect the posted work signs and give the goats and shepherds room to work.

Learn more about goats and weed management

For more information, please call 780-992-6576.