The Summer Village of White Sands is situated on the southeast shore of beautiful Buffalo Lake. Located in the heart of Central Alberta in the Aspen Parkland Region, Buffalo Lake is one of the largest lakes in the Province, spanning 124 km² (55 sq. miles).
Excellent fishing, boating and water skiing, along with a broad natural white sand beach, make White Sands a favourite. The neighbouring countryside is a nature lover's paradise, with rolling hills, several acres of wildlife habitat, and one of the largest migratory paths for birds in North America. Deer, moose, coyote, owls, pelicans, geese, and countless other birds and animal species make this area their home.
White Sands has a permanent population of 120 according to the last census, and also has a number of seasonal residents. No camping facilities are available in the Summer Village of White Sands.
The Summer Village under the Land Use Bylaw 153-15, Schedule C, Residential District (R-1) allows for Recreational Vehicle use on vacant lots with a required permit and is monitored annually from May to September. If you have not purchased your RV permit for the 2021 year, please be advised that invoices are being mailed out based on the legislation.
White Sands Hall
The Summer Village of White Sands is dedicated to providing a safe and clean rental space for family and social events. The Hall is available for use based on the attached documents. If you require further information, please contact the Municipal Office.
Community Digital Sign Policy and Procedures
Do your friends or family have an upcoming birthday or anniversary? White Sands Residents are able to take advantage of our Digital Sign for these types of announcements. The sign is located right beside the Water Station. Messages run on a Sunday to Sunday rotation and the deadline for requests is 8a on Sunday of the week that you want the message posted.
If you have a Birthday or Anniversary message you’d like to post, send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Some messages may need to be tailored to fit the sign parameters and this is at the discretion of the programmer.
The sign cannot be used for commercial messages (including non-profits and for profits).
Closure of County Lagoons to Summer Village Residents:
Please be advised that the Summer Village Municipalities have received notice from the County of Stettler that as of March 16, 2022, the County lagoons will not accept non-County of Stettler residents’ sewage form outside haulers. The Red Willow Lagoon needs work and until an approved project plan and work schedule are in place, the Erskine Lagoon is going to have to service only the County of Stettler and its residents to be able to manage the effluent levels of the Erskine Lagoon. The Summer Village of Rochon Sands and Summer Village of White Sands are diligently working together to resolve any issues to prevent any disruption of service with the private sewage haulers.
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