the Athabasca Landing Trail

The Athabasca Landing Trail (ALT) will be a continuous, non-motorized recreational trail that will run 150 km from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta to Athabasca, Alberta. Wherever feasible, the trail will follow the route of the historic Athabasca Landing Trail, dubbed “The 100 Mile Portage,” built in 1876. ALT is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the start of its only overland route into the northern territories.

The trail is currently under development as a partnership of Alberta TrailNet Society, Government of Alberta, the five municipalities along the trail, and two regional trail groups.

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Tales from the Trail

The Athabasca Landing Trail committee is interested in receiving stories (old or new) and photos about this trail. Please include a photo caption identifying the location, point of interest or natural feature, wildlife, or people in the photo. (Please ensure you have obtained and include a written "consent for photo use" form from all people shown in the photo.) Please click below to learn how to send in your story.

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Athabasca to Colinton Trail Opening, October 18

The Official Opening of the Athabasca to Colinton Trail takes place on Saturday, October 18, 1:30-3:30 pm, at the trail head in Colinton. Presentations are 2:00-2:30 pm, and will be followed by refreshments and free horse and wagon rides provided by the Western Canadian Wagon Train. Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration marking the completion of this segment of the Athabasca Landing Trail. Known as The 100 Mile Portage, the trail will follows the route of the historic trail wherever possible and is an important part of the Trans Canada Trail northern land route to Canada's Arctic Ocean.

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