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For Work or Play, Check Out Westlock County

SPONSORED CONTENT – If you're seeking a rural retreat that doesn’t compromise on urban amenities, Westlock County is your ideal destination. Here, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: the tranquility and beauty of rural landscapes combined with the convenience of modern facilities.

Whether it's hiking through lush parks, skiing down the exhilarating slopes of Tawatinaw Valley, or enjoying a round of golf at either the Westlock Golf Club or Hidden Valley Golf Course, there's no shortage of outdoor activities to keep you engaged. With a blend of serene natural settings and vibrant community life, Westlock County offers a unique experience where you can unwind and explore to your heart's content. Alberta's hidden gem offers just as many opportunities for entrepreneurs who are looking for a location to explore business possibilities. Work, live, play, explore – you can do it all in Westlock County.

It all starts with the adventures outdoor enthusiasts can have year-round.

Long Island Lake Municipal Campground is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in nature. This campground offers stunning lakeside views and a quiet environment for camping, fishing, and boating. Go for the day or go for a weekend! You are also sure to love Rainbow Park and Spruce Island Municipal Campground where tranquil settings ideal for picnics, hiking, and peaceful retreats help you retreat and relax. You can also choose to stay at one of the several private campgrounds in Westlock County as well.

For those looking for a little more action, head over to the Westlock Golf Club, which is known for its well-maintained course and scenic views. If you want to combine camping with golf, stay at the RV park on site. Our other golf course, Hidden Valley offers a challenging 9 holes in a beautiful setting and also has an RV Resort nearby.

The fun continues when the snow falls. Tawatinaw Valley Ski Hill is for adrenaline junkies but is also great for those just learning how to ski. The hill provides exhilarating skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, and tubing experiences throughout the winter season.

Year-round, the Westlock Aquatic Centre is a cornerstone of community recreation, providing a state-of-the-art facility for both fitness enthusiasts and families looking to have fun. The centre features a six-lane swimming pool, a climbing wall, a zero-depth splash park area, a hot tub, and a steam room. Whether you prefer aqua-fit classes, public swim sessions, or private swimming lessons, the Aquatic Centre has something for everyone. Additionally, the attached gym and virtual game simulator make it a versatile spot for physical activity and entertainment.

For those interested in delving into local history, the Westlock Pioneer Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's past. The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts, exhibits, and historical displays that depict the early life and development of Westlock and its surrounding areas. It's an excellent way to spend an afternoon learning about the heritage and stories that have shaped this unique community.

For something different, Pine Valley has a world class Gymnastics Facility that can host school groups, birthday parties or just groups that want to try something new in a safe setting.

Beyond the Aquatic Centre and Museum, Westlock County offers a range of other outdoor activities and facilities including the Canadian Tractor Museum and the Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre, where you will find the indoor arena, curling rink and walking track, fitness centre, and fieldhouse.”

Westlock County is not just about leisure; it is also a prime location for business growth where entrepreneurs can enjoy lower real estate costs and reasonable taxation rates compared to larger urban centers.

The county boasts several strategic advantages that make it an attractive destination for businesses. It is located close to the international airport and features its own municipal airport just a few kilometers away. The county is also strategically positioned at the intersection of Highways 18 and 44, and it benefits from a CN Rail line running through town.

Westlock has an active Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce, fostering a supportive environment for business networking and community involvement. The streamlined approval processes further facilitate the ease of setting up and expanding businesses. The local economy is diverse and evolving, creating a fertile ground for various industries. The region’s excellent transportation connections and highly evolved technological infrastructure attract a well-educated and skilled workforce, which is crucial for any business looking to thrive.

The county also supports businesses through numerous resources and incentives, including:

  • Non-Residential Tax Incentive Program
  • Business Grants
  • Streamlined Business Licenses and Permits
  • Comprehensive Business Directory

For detailed information on available lands, key sectors, and business support resources, visit Westlock County's business page.

Whether you're a visitor in search of adventure or an entrepreneur looking for new horizons, Westlock County has something special to offer. Come explore the breathtaking landscapes, engage with a vibrant community, and experience the unique charm of this Alberta gem.

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