I’ve been to Whitecourt for about three weeks now. I absolutely love it. There is so much to see here. It is a small town, so it is pretty easy to recognize people, and easy to get around.
The best thing I’ve noticed about Whitecourt is the smell. It always smells like pine. It is surrounded by trees (forest capital of Canada) and there is a paper mill in town, so it is pretty predominant.
So here are some pictures from some of the things I’ve seen around here and some facts about the town.
Hard Luck Canyon is about 20 kilometres south of Whitecourt. The McLeod River carved out the soft, sandy rock to form this beautiful Canyon
Whitecourt is also located at the confluence of four waterways – the Athabasca River, McLeod River, Sakwatamau River and Beaver Creek. “Where the rivers meet” is a common saying here. The community was first formed by the Cree and named Sagitawah (the place where the rivers meet).
There is an awesome park in town called Rotary Park. It has a pond, a lazy river slide, a splash park, a playground, and some sports fields. It is a great place to hang by the pond and have a picnic.
There is wildlife everywhere. I’ve seen moose, deer, and various bird of prey. After town council there was a couple of deer outside of the building. My neighbour feeds a family of deer during the winter months, so I can’t wait to photograph them.
Whitecourt is the Forest Capital of Canada, has a meteor crater, and some pretty amazing look outs. So here are some more pictures of beautiful Whitecourt!