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White Sands, Alberta

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Welcome to White Sands ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, White Sands had a population of 120 people.<1>

The village of White Sands was incorporated January 1, 1980.

Time Zone: White Sands lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for White Sands: (403) & (587)<2>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, White Sands had a population of 120 people.

With a 2006 count of 120 people, the population of White Sands increased 64.38% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 73 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for White Sands.

Communities near White Sands ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from White Sands and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2006
Alix   [Map]   851   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bashaw   [Map]   796   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Botha   [Map]   185   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Donalda   [Map]   224   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Erskine   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Meeting Creek   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for White Sands.

Communities Also Named White Sands ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named White Sands - they are located in Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, Prince Edward Island and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for White Sands.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around White Sands. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for White Sands:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for White Sands ...

Looking for more information about White Sands? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about White Sands? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to White Sands, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for White Sands.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) White Sands. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for White Sands. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for White Sands were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for White Sands.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in White Sands. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- White Sands) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for White Sands. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from White Sands

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Sands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4667, Longitude: -112.8167     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White Sands.


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