Athabasca Region


The Athabasca Region,  just 90 minutes north of Edmonton on Hwy 2, offers a range of events, attractions and outdoor adventures for all ages and interests.


Forfar Recreation Park 

Forfar Park is situated on Long Lake, a great spot for waterskiing and enjoying a day at the beach.

Visitor Information

Athabasca County Office

3602 - 48 Ave
Athabasca, AB T9S 1M8

Ph: 780-675-2273



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Venture out on one of many beautiful lakes to canoe, kayak or paddle board.

ATHABASCA REGION Attractions & Events

Located along the banks of the mighty Athabasca River and steeped in history from the fur trade era, the Town of Athabasca offers natural beauty and a welcoming feel from the community. The Village of Boyle also welcomes you, located on Highway 63, the main route to Fort McMurray. Take time to look up the night sky. Whether stargazing, or watching for Northern Lights, the area provides many peaceful locations to enjoy views undisturbed by urban lights.

Learn about the regions rich cultural and settlement history at the Amber Valley Museum and the Athabasca Archives.

There are many events taking place throughout the year in the Athabasca Region to fill a day trip or weekend excursion. The Athabasca Farmers' Market & Boyle Farmers' Markets are popular every Saturday from May to September. On the Canada Day long weekend, the Magnificent River Rats Festival is a family-friendly music festival boasting more than 16 hours of live music from local and national performers, a marketplace, classic car show, parade, and fireworks. In July, the Athabasca Regional Airport Fly-In BBQ offers an air show, classic car show, and displays celebrating its 10th anniversary. In August, don’t miss the Boyle Wildberry Festival and Jamboree.


Venture out on one of many beautiful lakes to canoe, kayak or paddle board. Or, at the Athabasca Landing Trail, take a longer hike and experience the Tawatinaw Valley. Explore the 17.5 km Muskeg Creek Walking Trails within the Town of Athabasca. You can also enter the Kapawinihk Wilderness Triathlon, go camping at one of a dozen campgrounds, or book a round of golf at one of three golf courses.

Tucked away in the Boreal Forest along the Athabasca River is Grand Rapids Wilderness Adventures where you can experience the freedom that only a river can bring. Book your adventure today!


Explore downtown Athabasca by picking up a brochure for the Athabasca Historical Walking Tour, and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurant choices, or pick up a souvenir of your visit! You can also peruse the many hand-crafted items at the Athabasca Farmers’ Market every Saturday from May to September at the Athabasca Riverfront. The Boyle Farmers’ Market runs on Thursdays from noon to 3 pm May to September.

Read our blog on "How we loved local in the River Town of Athabasca"

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Athabasca Region