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 the largest lake in the area, 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.
The Summer Village of 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.