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Welcome to White Sands ...

While we don't have a date for the establishment of White Sands, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they 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)<1>

The Canadian Postal Code for White Sands: T0C<2>

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.

Communities near White Sands ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near White Sands.

  • Stettler
  • Alix
  • Bashaw
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    • Bashaw lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of White Sands.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bashaw came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bashaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bashaw<4>
  • Mirror
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    • Mirror lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of White Sands.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mirror
  • Erskine
  • Donalda
  • Botha
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    • Botha lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of White Sands.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Botha
  • Red Willow
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    • Red Willow lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of White Sands.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Willow
  • Nevis
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevis
    • Nevis lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of White Sands.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nevis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevis
  • Meeting Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeting Creek
    • Meeting Creek lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of White Sands.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeting Creek

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.

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.

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

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White Sands) 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 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 SandsOur 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    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.




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This page was last modified/updated: 29 Jan 2023