About Whitecourt

Whitecourt from Above

With its abundance of natural scenery and outdoor activities, the Town of Whitecourt offers residents with a love of the great outdoors a perfect home base. Conveniently situated where the Athabasca and McCloud rivers join, the award-winning town of Whitecourt features green spaces, trails and water activities in the wild and ruggedly beautiful Woodlands County. Only 117 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, Whitecourt lets residents savour the joys of nature without straying far from home. Discover why Whitecourt has captivated the hearts of homeowners and was rated the most affordable community to do business in.

Whitecourt offers a wide range of real estate properties for any type of lifestyle. With the lowest property tax rate in the province of Alberta, Whitecourt homes range from large estate lots to single-family homes, condominiums and adult buildings. The Spruceview Seniors Lodge is a 50-room facility offering apartment-style housing suites to mature adults. Whitecourt has a bustling population of 10,204 residents in over 4,200 homes, so there’s a neighbourhood for everyone!

Whitecourt offers residents the opportunity to get back to nature, combining a rural setting with more urban services and amenities. The area has 350 kilometres of groomed and marked trails, welcoming tree lined streets, and many local parks, so residents have access to year-round outdoor adventure at their doorstep. Favourite pastimes include: fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting, river slides, camping and golfing. Motorsport activities such as quadding, snowmobiling, and motorcross are also available near Whitecourt. Both the Trailblazers Snowmobiling Club and the Whitecourt Motorcross Association are popular with residents.

With homes to fit your family and lifestyle, Whitecourt also offers educational programs for children of all ages. The area is home to four public schools, three private schools and two Catholic institutions. All facilities are within commuting distance and offer excellent education to Whitecourt residents. Living in Whitecourt and Woodlands County brings a sense of adventure, tranquility and comfort.


Whitecourt Information

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Visitor Information

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Festival & Events

There are many fun events and festivals that take place all year round in Whitecourt & Woodlands County.

Fun & Recreation

There are so many great things to keep your family busy in Whitecourt, including some amazing outdoor campgrounds, Provincial Parks, and world class recreational facilities.