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Welcome to Westlock ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Westlock had a population of 5,008 people.<1>

The town of Westlock was established in 1913 and was incorporated as a town in 1947.

Westlock is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Westlock is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Westlock 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).

Telephone area codes for Westlock: (780) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Westlock: T7P<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Westlock had a population of 5,008 people.

The population of Westlock represents 0.15% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 50th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 5,008 people, the population of Westlock increased 3.92% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 4,819 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Westlock.

Communities near Westlock ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Busby   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dapp   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nestow   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Westlock. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Westlock ...

Official Website: www.town.westlock.ab.ca/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westlock ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Westlock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Westlock.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westlock: www.town.westlock.ab.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/


Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Westlock 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westlock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Westlock). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Westlock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westlock) 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 Westlock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westlock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westlock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1544, Longitude: -113.8507     [Map].

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