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Recreation and Leisure

Allan and Jean Millar Centre

The state-of-the-art Allan and Jean Millar Centre, located in the Town of Whitecourt, features a field house, aquatic centre, fitness centre, drop-in indoor play area, and community rental spaces.

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Located at 58 Sunset Blvd. in Whitecourt, AB

Phone: (780) 778-3637
Fax: (780) 778-2062
Email: info@millarcentre.ca

Berry Nice Spray Park

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat during the summer months? Take a trip to the Berry Nice Spray Park in Blue Ridge – a great afternoon outing for the whole family!

You will love the quaint hamlet of Blue Ridge, located just 20 km from Whitecourt along Secondary Highway 658, and its brand new spray park facility with 13 splash-ready water features. Parents will enjoy the relaxing outdoor atmosphere of the park, while children marvel at the assortment of enticing water-play activities.

Best of all, this park is free to visit, making for an economical way to spend the day. Portable washroom facilities are located on site, and picnic tables are there for your leisure when taking a break from the water. The spray park is also an ideal location for birthday parties and other group adventures.

To make your day even more convenient, a playground and a skateboard park are located next to the spray park – perfect sites for children of all ages.

*Please note that dogs are not permitted at the spray park site.

McLeod River Tubing

You haven’t truly experienced the Woodlands County area until you’ve gone tubing on the McLeod River – a local recreational favourite.

Tubing is a great way to witness the natural and serene beauty of the area, while at the same time cooling off during a hot summer’s day. This is a great relaxing group activity, and better yet, it’s economical, requiring only a tube, water shoes, a paddle and some rope. There is no charge to ride the waves of the gorgeous McLeod River!

Set sail at one of the Woodlands County tubing-access sites located just off of West Mountain Road toward the cut banks (follow signs on Highway 43 for Mountain Road - West Access. Additional Signage will guide your way). From the tubing-access area, your trip should take approximately 2.5 hours to the coordinated pick-up point in the Town of Whitecourt. So sit back, relax and see what all the fuss is about.

Tubing Checklist

  • A good-quality tube (can be purchased at major retailers in Whitecourt, such as Wal-Mart or Canadian Tire)
  • Water shoes (can be purchased at various retailers in Whitecourt)
  • A paddle for slow spots
  • Sunscreen
  • Rope to tie group tubes together
  • Two vehicles – one to park at the tubing-access site and another to park at your pick-up location

McLeod River Characteristics

  • The McLeod is a gentle-flowing river with subtle, light rapids. The depth of the river ranges from shallow to deep.
  • Source elevation – 1,621 m (5,318 ft)
  • Mouth elevation – 690 m (2,264 ft)
  • Mouth – Athabasca River

Hard Luck Canyon

Hard Luck Canyon was officially opened as a public tourist destination on Thursday, June 24, 2010. After Woodlands County made several developments to the area, visitors can now go and enjoy the breathtaking view of the ancient cliffs with the sound of the trickling falls and creek nearby. Hard Luck Canyon is a beautiful area located approximately 20 kilometres from Whitecourt. Click HERE to see the map on how to get there. Signs are also in place along the route to the Canyon. It is a prime location for tourists and local residents alike to relax for a picnic, or take some time just to relax under nature’s canopy.

Missed the grand opening of Hard Luck Canyon? Watch it here!
Posted June 25, 2010

Hard Luck Canyon was officially opened as a public tourist destination on Thursday, June 24, 2010. After Woodlands County made several developments to the area, visitors can now go and enjoy the breathtaking view of the ancient cliffs with the sound of the trickling falls and creek nearby. Hard Luck Canyon is a beautiful area located approximately 20 kilometres from Whitecourt. Click HERE to see the map on how to get there. Signs are also in place along the route to the Canyon. It is a prime location for tourists and local residents alike to relax for a picnic, or take some time just to relax under nature’s canopy. Click HERE to watch the video of the grand opening.


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