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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).

Telephone area codes for White Sands: (403) and (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for White Sands: T0C<3>

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 (with a count of 73 people).

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

Communities near White Sands ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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 driving.<4>.

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   14 miles [22.5 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around White Sands. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 Page for White Sands.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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).

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<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 White Sands). 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 White Sands or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from White Sands

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Sands. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4706, Longitude: -112.8119     [Map].

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