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Whitecourt, Alberta

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Welcome to Whitecourt ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Whitecourt had a population of 8,971 people.<1>

The town of Whitecourt was founded in 1910 and was incorporated as a town August 15, 1961.

Whitecourt is 2,400 feet [732 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Whitecourt is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Whitecourt 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 Whitecourt: (780) and (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Whitecourt had a population of 8,971 people.

The population of Whitecourt represents 0.27% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 27th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 8,971 people, the population of Whitecourt increased 7.64% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 8,334 people).

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

Communities near Whitecourt ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Whitecourt and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2006
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carrot Creek   [Map]   ---   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Green Court   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lone Pine   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mackay   [Map]   ---   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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

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

Websites for Whitecourt ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitecourt ...

Looking for more information about Whitecourt? 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 Whitecourt, 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 Whitecourt.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding 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) Whitecourt. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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 Whitecourt 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 Whitecourt - 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 Whitecourt.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Whitecourt. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitecourt) 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 Whitecourt. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitecourt

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitecourt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1333, Longitude: -115.6833     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitecourt.