Thanks to the volunteer efforts of club members, the Trailblazers look after an extensive network of trails covering approximately 420kms in the Whitecourt area. The Trailblazers work in partnership with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Woodlands County and the Town of Whitecourt.
Joining the Trailblazers is easy. When purchasing a Trail Pass, you can also purchase a Trailblazers' Annual Club Membership for $20/person or family.
Wings Over Whitecourt
Wings Over Whitecourt is an annual airshow put on at the Whitecourt Airport. The world famous Snowbirds have made appearances in the past, along with stunt planes, modern jet fighters and helicopters. Viewing areas are available at the Airport, but there are many good spots on the highway and elsewhere to pull up a chair and see the sights.
The Whitecourt Wolverines Junior Hockey Club was founded in August of 2007 as a Junior B club in the North West Junior Hockey League.
In it's inaugural season, the team thrilled fans with an appearance in the league final taking the then first place Peace River Navigators to a 7th game before finally losing the league championship.
In the club's next 3 seasons, the Wolverines went on to set a new standard in the N.W.J.H.L becoming the first league franchise to win 3 consecutive Championships and provided the league with the best ever showing at the Hockey Alberta Provincial Tournament where in the 08/09 & 09/10 seasons the team won Silver Medals.
Take the plunge down the Whitecourt River Slides - fun for the whole family. The Whitecourt River Slides at Rotary Park are open from mid-May through to September 30 annually. The water feature includes two man-made creeks with a series of pools and drops for tubing and play with a shallow basin and beach at the end. And the best part? It's free!
Make it a full day outing by taking a picnic and enjoy the natural green space of Rotary Park.
The Splash Park provides three different fun zones for children of all ages. Relax under the sun shelter or on one of the benches, or join in the fun - There are 19 water features for play. If you’ve always wanted to have a huge bucket of water dumped on your head, now is your chance!
The Whitecourt Woodlands Rodeo is hosted by the Whitecourt & District Agricultural Society. This annual event just keeps getting bigger and better every year.
To get in the cowboy spirit, festivities start off with a pancake breakfast and a Rodeo Parade through downtown Whitecourt. The rodeo itself takes place at the Westward Community Centre, south of Whitecourt along Highway 32. Take in events such as bareback, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, calf roping, bull riding, team roping, Chuckwagon races, wild horse racing, and barrel racing. To top things off, a midway is also organized, along with a Farmers' Market, beer gardens, and a rodeo dance.
Come experience the sound of thunder racing across our rivers during the Annual Jet Boat Races. Residents and tourists pack the shores each year to witness the excitement of the weekend event. The Whitecourt Annual Riverboat Races are held during a weekend in August. Head down to the boat launch at Riverboat Park in Whitecourt to get the best view of the boats as they race.
Party in the Park
Wrap up the warm days of summer in Whitecourt at Party In The Park. This Labour Day long weekend, annual event is a family-friendly send off to summer with plenty of food and entertainment. Attracting thousands each year, Party In The Park is a two-day event offering a mix of cultural activities, performances, and food; the Whitecourt Idol competition; and a variety of local bands and well known headline acts.
Due to our diverse geographical location between boreal forest, foothills and parkland natural areas, Whitecourt and Woodlands County are home to numerous species of songbirds, birds of prey and water birds. Come see the majestic Trumpeter Swan, Great Blue Heron, Black-Throated Green, Cape May, Bay Breasted Warblers, Northern Goshawk, Northern Pygmy Owl, Bald Eagle, and Belted Kingfisher to name a few.
Rotary Park Skating
Rotary Park has a pond (illuminated by street lights at night for your enjoyment) that is cleared for winter recreational use. Keep an eye out for special events scheduled during the winter at the pond in Rotary Park.Three outdoor rinks are maintained by the Town of Whitecourt between mid-November and March. The rinks are located at Central School, Percy Baxter School and St. Joseph School. In addition, there are a number of smaller neighbourhood rinks located throughout the community.
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