Athabasca Lake


Athabasca Lake, SK
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Athabasca Lake is the 4th largest lake in Canada, located in northern Saskatchewan and Alberta at the edge of the Canadian Sheild.

Philip Turnor, the British surveyor, surveyed & mapped the lake between 1790 & 1792, and Fort Chipewyan was built (1788) at the west end of the lake by Roderick McKenzie of the North West Company and has been maintained.

The Athabasca Sand Dunes consist of a series of dune fields stretching for about 100 km along the south shore of Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan.  This is the largest active sand surface in Canada and one of the most northern sets of major dune fields in the world.  The outstanding scenery is combined with a unique ecosystem, rich in rare and endemic (found only here) plants which scientists consider an evolutionary puzzle.

Athabasca Lake is accessible via plane only. For more information, visit the Saskatchewan Parks website.

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