Welcome to Westlock ...
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.<1> 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).
Area codes for Westlock: (780) & (587)<2>
The Canadian Postal Code for Westlock: T7P<3>
Websites for Westlock ...
Official Website: www.town.westlock.ab.ca/
Adding Westlock to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Westlock was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Westlock on our Genealogy Page.
Communities near Westlock ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Westlock.
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
- Clyde lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Westlock
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickardville
- Pickardville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Westlock
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickardville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickardville
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vimy
- Vimy lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Westlock
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Vimy
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- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Busby
- Busby lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Westlock
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busby came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Busby
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pibroch
- Pibroch lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Westlock
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Pibroch
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larkspur
- Larkspur lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Westlock
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Larkspur
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dapp
- Dapp lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Westlock
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Dapp
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tawatinaw
- Tawatinaw lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Westlock
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Tawatinaw
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nestow
- Nestow lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Westlock
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Nestow
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 ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Westlock: www.town.westlock.ab.ca/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
|<1>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westlock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<2>||Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).|
|<3>||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.|
|<4>||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 WestlockOur 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 |
|<5>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<6>||If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.|