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Welcome to Athabasca (aka 'Athabaska') ...

The town of Athabasca was founded in 1877.

The town of Athabasca has also been called Athabaska.

Athabasca is 1,870 feet [570 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Athabasca lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for Athabasca: (780) and (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Athabasca: T9S<3>

Websites for Athabasca ...

Official Website: www.town.athabasca.ab.ca/

Adding Athabasca to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Athabasca was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Athabasca on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Athabasca ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Athabasca.

  • Island Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Lake
    • Island Lake lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Athabasca
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
  • Colinton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colinton
    • Colinton lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Athabasca
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colinton
  • Whispering Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Hills
    • Whispering Hills lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Athabasca
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Hills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Hills
  • Island Lake South
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Lake South
    • Island Lake South lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Athabasca
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Lake South came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake South
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Baptiste
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Baptiste
      • West Baptiste lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Athabasca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Baptiste came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Baptiste
    • Sunset Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Athabasca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
    • South Baptiste
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Baptiste
      • South Baptiste lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Athabasca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Baptiste
    • Meanook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meanook
      • Meanook lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Athabasca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meanook
    • White Gull
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Gull
      • White Gull lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Athabasca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Gull came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Gull
    • Perryvale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perryvale
      • Perryvale lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Athabasca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perryvale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perryvale

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athabasca ...

Looking for more information about Athabasca? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Athabasca, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Athabasca.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Athabasca: www.town.athabasca.ab.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athabasca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Athabasca). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Athabasca or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Athabasca) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Athabasca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AthabascaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athabasca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7194, Longitude: -113.2858    
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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