Take a Walking Tour of Our Town!
Rediscover Athabasca: historical gateway to the north
Stroll along the Rotary Riverfront Trail, read interpretive signage about early river and rail transportation, boat building and boat builders, Metis and Cree river trackers, natural history, area settlers, and commerce at Athabasca Landing.
The Heritage Site, under development, is the fenced area west of the tourist booth. The site exhibits will explain the natural and human history of the riverfront. Key to the project will be the interpretation of the role of Athabasca Landing as transportation and commerce hub for the northern trading rivers, and the role of the First Nations, Metis, British and European residents who worked together at the Landing.
Trans Canada Trail
This multi-use trail (under development) includes parts of the historic Landing Trail (south of town) and the Peace River Trail (north of the river) from Sawdy to Moose Portage. Travellers may alsoj use the water route along the Athabasca River northeast to the Arctic Ocean. Additional information available at the tourist booth, or contact Christine Onysty.
Muskeg Creek Nature Trail
Whether you cross-country ski, hike, jog, bird watch, or walk, discover the natural history of a mixed-wood boreal forest on the Muskeg Creek Nature Trail. Located on the west side of town, the Trail connects to the Rotary Riverfront Trail and to Athabasca University . The Muskeg Trail begins near Muskeg Creek Chalet and Landing Trail Intermediate School.
Royal Canadian Legion 103
View the Legion's Millennium Project wall mlural across from the Brick School at 48 St. & 48 Ave. This project commemorates Athabasca area men and women who served in Canadian Forces. Artist: Dennis Jacobs.