Athabasca Landing Trail History



Colinton to Athabasca Trail Opening on October 18, 2014

The Official Opening of the Athabasca to Colinton Trail took place on Saturday, October 18, 20154 at the trail head in Colinton. The opening included presentations by Athabasca County councillors, Alberta TrailNet , the Athabasca Recreational Trails Association and the chair of the Athabasca Landing Trail steering committee, and the unveiling of a wrought iron sign, followed by refreshments and free horse and wagon rides provided by the Western Canadian Wagon Train. View Release

The Western Canadian Wagon Train travelled from Athabasca to Moose Portage for the opening - the first time in 100 years that horse-and-wagon rigs were on the Peace River Trail.

Peace River Trail Opening on August 30, 2013

The grand opening of the Peace River Trail took place on Thursday, August 30 at 2:00 pm at Moose Portage near Smith, Alberta. The event was organized by the Athabasca Recreational Trails Association (ARTA) and celebrates the completion of upgrades to the 60 km recreation trail from Sawdy to Smith that were undertaken from 2000-14. The Peace River Trail links to the Athabasca Landing Trail on the west side of the Town of Athabasca

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