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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).

Area codes for Athabasca: (780) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Athabasca: T9S<4>

Websites for Athabasca ...

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

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 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 ...

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

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

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athabasca. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athabasca.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athabasca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<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.
<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.
<6>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 drawn 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7194, Longitude: -113.2858    






















 

 

 

 

 


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