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.

Please note: During extremely high temperature days, the shepherds, their sheep, and the dogs may not be out for health and safety concerns.

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!

For more information on our Sheep Grazing Program, please call 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.

The goats will be around:

July 25 - August 7
September 4 - 22

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 on the goats and weed management, please call 780-992-6248.