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Athabasca, Alberta

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

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Athabasca had a population of 2,580 people.<1>

The town of Athabasca was founded in 1877.

Athabasca is 1,870 feet [570 m] above sea level.<2>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Athabasca: (780) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Athabasca: T9S<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Athabasca had a population of 2,580 people.

The population of Athabasca represents 0.08% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 71st most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 2,580 people, the population of Athabasca increased 6.83% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 2,415 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Athabasca.

Communities near Athabasca ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Athabasca and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2006
Colinton   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Athabasca.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athabasca. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Athabasca:

Websites for Athabasca ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Athabasca, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Athabasca.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Athabasca. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Athabasca were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athabasca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Athabasca.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Athabasca. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athabasca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athabasca. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7194, Longitude: -113.2858     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Athabasca.