Strathcona Island Park

Located along the South Saskatchewan River, Strathcona Island Park was home to First Nations and Metis.  On the south side of the waterpark and camp kitchen, are the remains of some Metis homesteads, although obscured now by time and foliage. 

One of the Metis families that lived here was the Laframboise family back in the 30’s and 40’s.  

One of the reasons for moving off of the land was the yearly flooding that made the island isolated in the springtime and mobility difficult to get across.

Today the community now enjoys Strathcona Island Park with its’ extensive trails, waterpark and day camping facilities.

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