Faculty and students, Athabasca Public School, 1944. Athabasca Archives, 04802.
Space for rent at the Athabasca CNR Train Station and West Athabasca School
With completion renovation of the main floor of the train station, Athabasca Heritage Society is seeking renters. The general waiting room, as well as east and west baggage rooms, are available for occasional, temporary or long-term lease. Renovation of the second floor continues to create more office and boardroom space. West Athabasca School, a one-room school house located at 4708 - 48 Street, is also available for occasional rental space. Fill out the form on the Contact page to learn more.
Links to maps, historical resources, organizations, services and partners in tourism, heritage and community development
PDF map of the Rotary Way trail system
The Rotary Way Trail connects Athabasca from east to west, and several places in between, with beautiful and mostly-paved walking trails. The east section provides a beautiful river view along a paved pathway linking the east side of town to the riverfront and west side of town. The west section provides a walking path between Edwin Parr Composite High School and the Athabasca Regional Multiplex Fitness and Aquatic Centre and links with the riverfront trail and east trail. Along the riverfront boardwalk interpretive signage is displayed on the south bank of the Athabasca River. The riverfront paved trail is wheelchair accessible and picnic tables and benches placed along the walk make it an ideal stopping place to view the river or enjoy a break. Parking is plentiful at trailheads and riverfront.
Side trails connect to TransCanada Trail, Muskeg Creek Trails, Landing Trail Intermediate School and Pirates Hill viewpoint (a short hike in the forest that culminates in a gorgeous view of the town).
PDF map of the Muskeg Creek trail system
Developed in the 1980s and maintained by the Town of Athabasca, the Muskeg Creek Trail system wends in and out of the Muskeg Creek valley with several access points including the ski chalet at Landing Trail Intermediate School and Athabasca University. Motorized vehicles do not have access to the trails and they are used by walkers, bicyclers and skiers year round. There are maps of the trails posted at various places as well as signage describing the flora and fauna.
History Check: Northern Alberta's Heritage and Tourism app
Meanook Biological Station: Meanook (MEA) Magnetic Observatory established in 1916.
Town of Athabasca
Alice B Donahue Library & Archives
Athabasca Landing Trail: The historic portage route from Fort Edmonton to Athabasca Landing
Alberta Family Histories Society
Athabasca, Alberta Historic Photos
Athabasca United Church
Historical Athabasca Landing
Atlas of Alberta Railways
Agnes Deans Cameron: The New North, Being Some Account of a Woman's Journey through
Canada to the Arctic
Archives Society of Alberta
Alberta Cultural Heritage
Featured Collections, Peel's Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries
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