Strathcona County

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Antler Lake
Antler Lake is a picturesque hamlet situated on the shores of Antler Lake, just 15 minutes east of Sherwood Park. The hamlet consists of 337 residents.which live mainly on the eastern and southern shores of the lake, with a portion of the community built on Hazelnut Island. Antler Lake boasts two separate playgrounds for children and is an area that has ready access to many outdoor recreation opportunities. The hamlet, situated on Range Road 211 and 211A just north of Wye Road, is within five minutes of the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Grazing, Wildlife and Provincial Recreation Area, and the Elk Island National Park of Canada. Sherwood Park and Tofield are both within 15-20 minutes of Antler Lake and have many businesses and recreation opportunities of their own. Antler Lake is also situated within five minutes of the Uncas Elementary School, which many of the local children attend.

Ardrossan is a hamlet with a current population of 434 people with hundreds more live in the surrounding country residential subdivisions. Ardrossan has been identified as a growth hamlet and a concept plan has been approved that will see another 135.84 acres of land developed for residential purposes. The facilities in the hamlet include both a public school complex for students from Kindergarten to Senior High, a separate school for students from Kindergarten to Junior High and a charter school for gifted students from Kindergarten to Junior High. The Junior/Senior High School also houses the Ardrossan Community Theatre and the sports fields surrounding the schools were recently redeveloped with new baseball diamonds, soccer fields, football fields and a tennis court. Ardrossan lays directly to the east of Sherwood Park, and is just south of the Yellowhead Highway on Range road 222. It can also be accessed by Township Road 530 coming out of Sherwood Park.

Half Moon Lake
Half Moon Lake is both a hamlet and a crescent-shaped body of water located east of Highway 21, south of Highway 630. The hamlet was founded in the late 1950s when the land north of the lake was subdivided into residential lots, with the subdivision of the south side following soon after. The lake The lake is about 2 km long, end to end, 250 m wide, with a maximum depth of 8.5 metres. Although the lake is surrounded by private land, visitors to Strathcona County will find the commercially run Half Moon Lake Resort at the south end of the lake, which provides access to the lake. The resort, open during the summer months, has campsites, a developed beach, and boat launch. The population of Half Moon Lake according to Strathcona County's 2009 municipal census is 212.

Hastings Lake
Hastings Lake is a hamlet located approximately 40 kilometres east of Sherwood Park and can be reached either by taking Highway 14 or Wye Road. The lake was renamed in 1884 for Tom Hastings, a member of Tyrell's geological survey party. The original name was Kawtikh, which in the Cree language means "the lake that does not freeze". The large forested area in the Hastings Lake Watershed is a key area for moose and white-tailed deer. With close proximity to the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Wildlife, Grazing and Provincial Recreation Area and the Waskahegan Staging Area, many hiking and cross-country skiing possibilities exists.Demographics The population of Hastings Lake according to Strathcona County's 2009 municipal census is 77.

Josephburg is a hamlet within close proximity of Alberta's Industrial Heartland, home to petrochemical industries. It is 6.5 km of Fort Saskatchewan in the northern portion of Strathcona County. This farming community was once home to several businesses, including a Case dealership, UFA, coffee shop, hardware store and general store. Demographics The population of Josephburg according to Strathcona County's 2009 municipal census is 239.

North Cooking Lake
North Cooking Lake is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada. It is located 24 kilometers (15 mi) southeast of Sherwood Park and 4 kilometers (2 mi) south of the Waskehegan Staging Area entrance to Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Wildlife, Grazing and Provincial Recreation Area. Due to the multiple lakes nearby with sandy beaches, North Cooking Lake was known as one of Edmonton's recreation and resort spots in the early 1900s. It was so popular that special trains operated to bring vacationers to the North Cooking Lake Station where steamers and motor boats delivered them to different resorts. Once a teeming playground, North Cooking Lake is now a peaceful residential retreat. Demographics The population of North Cooking Lake according to Strathcona County's 2009 municipal census is 49.

South Cooking Lake
South Cooking Lake is a hamlet located 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Sherwood Park on Highway 14. The Cree, Blackfoot and the Sarcee were the first to inhabit the area, and that is where the name originally came from. Cooking Lake was fished commercially until 1926. Large numbers of buffalo, lynx, fox, mink, muskrat, elk, deer, moose, wolves, coyotes, and black bears roamed the area. Today it is still possible to see a variety of wildlife and birds throughout the area. There is a day-use park, which is a great place for family picnics, boating, and windsurfing. There is a boat launch, walking trails, picnic sites, and waterfowl viewing areas. The community hall has been completely renovated and is available for rent. Demographics The population of South Cooking Lake according to Strathcona County's 2009 municipal census is 293.