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Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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Welcome to Wetaskiwin ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Wetaskiwin had a population of 11,689 people.<1>

The city of Wetaskiwin was founded in 1892 and was incorporated as a city May 9, 1906.

Wetaskiwin is 2,490 feet [759 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Wetaskiwin is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Wetaskiwin 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 Wetaskiwin: (780) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Wetaskiwin: T9A<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Wetaskiwin had a population of 11,689 people.

The population of Wetaskiwin represents 0.36% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 20th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 11,689 people, the population of Wetaskiwin increased 4.8% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 11,154 people).

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

Communities near Wetaskiwin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Wetaskiwin and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2006
Bittern Lake   [Map]   225   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Duhamel   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Falun   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Gwynne   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hobbema   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kavanagh   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

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 Wetaskiwin. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Wetaskiwin ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wetaskiwin ...

Looking for more information about Wetaskiwin? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wetaskiwin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Wetaskiwin.

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) Wetaskiwin. 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.

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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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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Wetaskiwin 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 Wetaskiwin - 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). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Wetaskiwin.

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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)'. In the case of Wetaskiwin, we provide only the FSA and not the 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 Wetaskiwin). 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 Wetaskiwin 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Wetaskiwin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wetaskiwin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wetaskiwin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wetaskiwin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wetaskiwin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9705, Longitude: -113.3729     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wetaskiwin.