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.

The Sheep Grazing Program for the 2020 season has now ended.

So Long and Thanks for All the Sheep

For twenty-eight years, Kathy and Ralph Playdon’s flock of Finnsheep have been an essential part of a Fort Saskatchewan summer. The Playdons retired as the City’s Sheep Grazing Program contractors in September and will be greatly missed by residents and tourists alike.

The Sheep Grazing Program will be back for Summer 2021!

Thank you to all applicants who have submitted an RFP for review. The RFP is now closed. If there are any questions, please contact our Community Events and Tourism specialist at or at 780-940-1325.

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.