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Culture and Recreation

Come and enjoy what nature has to offer. With plenty of trails, lakes, rivers, and campgrounds, you’ll never run out of places to explore. Try some fishing, canoeing, golfing, or just relax alongside the waterfront. If you’re visiting in the winter, try ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or take in the beautiful northern lights.

Looking for some outdoor fun? With over 750 camping sites, 20 boat launches on 11 lakes (plus three more on the Athabasca River), six kinds of trails for every season, and three excellent golf courses, the option is yours. Bring your family to the riverfront spray park in Athabasca or one of the many playgrounds in the region. In the winter time, use the Muskeg Creek Trails for groomed cross-country skiing, or meet up with the Athabasca River Runners on their 300km of back woods adventure.

For indoor adventure, programming is available at many of the 16 community centres throughout the County. You can also get a membership to the Athabasca Regional Multiplex, which will give you access to a fitness centre, walking track, curling rink, arena, fieldhouse, and swimming pool. Take advantage of the County’s only bowling alley, located in the hamlet of Colinton just south of Athabasca.

Active non-profit groups and service clubs are the backbone of the community. These include organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Lions Clubs, Rotary Club, Agriculture Clubs, 4H, numerous youth sport associations, art clubs and much more.

Annual Events

Magnificent River Rats Festival

Boyle Rodeo

Grassland Quad Mud Bogs

Rochester Fair

Jet Boat Poker Rally

Wildberry Festival

Hawg Flatts Bike Rally & Pig Roast

Amber Valley Chicken Suppers

Athabasca Airport Fly-In BBQ

Athabasca River Runners Annual Snowmobile Rally

Moonlight Madness

Northern Lights Spiritus Singers Concert

Find out about these events, amenities, and more at www.visitathabasca.ca