Hours of Operation
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 6 pm
The centre welcomes school groups from September through June.
Tours of local forest products mills can also be arranged by calling the Chamber of Commerce at
The wheelchair accessible facility is furnished with the latest
in audio-visual equipment. For more information on facility rentals, call 778-3433
The Whitecourt Visitor Information Centre is located in the centre
foyer of the Forest Interpretive Centre. Those planning to visit Whitecourt
can call (780) 778-3433 for guidance on making the most
of your visit.
Whitecourt Forest Interpretive Centre
The Whitecourt Forest Interpretive Centre was made
possible through the support of all levels of government, as well
as donations by many companies, groups and individuals.
Features of the centre include a multi-media museum gallery high-lighting
the role of the forest in the evolution of Whitecourt; a multi-purpose
room and an 70 seat auditorium, both equipped with excellent audio-visual
Adjacent to the centre, there is a Heritage Park work-in-progress
which is recreating an early 20th century logging town. Buildings,
vehicles, tools and artifacts from this period are being gathered
for restoration. An old pioneer church was restored and offers weddings in the historic building, surrounded
by the Whitecourt forest. Many weddings have already been held in this scenic unique setting. Tours of the Heritage Buildings are offered in the summer. Call the center at 780-778-3433 for more details. For more on Whitecourt's history, click
on the Seniors & History tab above or here.
For more information:
The Whitecourt and District Heritage Society