Visit the Sheep and Goats

Our 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.

Sheep Grazing season runs June 1 to September 2, 2024

Thursday to Sunday*
11:30am - 7:00pm

*Please note, on Thursdays, the sheep leave their off-duty pasture at 11:30am and will be at the Fort Heritage Precinct for noon. On Sundays, the sheep leave for their off-duty pasture starting at 6pm.

Sheep Grazing Map

Join us at the Sheep Leaving Parade on Monday, September 2 to bid our woolly friends farewell.

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.

Please be advised:

  • Dogs charging the fence frightens the goats. Please keep your dog away if your dog is trying to be their boss!
  • 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.