Athabasca Landing Trail History

2017 News

MRM Bridge in Athabasca installed

The MRM Wildlife Habitat bridge over the Twatinaw River was put in place on February 14, 2017. It is being refurbished with a graveled staging area with parking and amenities as well as trail approaches. Funding for the bridge construction came from the Government of Alberta, Government of Canada and TCT. The Athabasca Rotary Club has stepped up to support work on the projects being done this summer (new trail and staging area) and the local Lions Club have agreed to build a picnic area. The entrance to the MRM staging area is along Range Road 232A in front of 48th Avenue.

The MRM land is currently owned by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Once complete, the new trail and bridge will provide access from this wildlife park to 13 km of ALT trail in Athabasca County. The trails here and in the Town of Athabasca will eventually be linked to the Peace River Trail to the west.

August 26th:

The official opening of the Lamoureux staging area and trails going south and north of it will take place on August 26, 2017. The new trails connect the river walk trail and historic markers as far as the original site of Fort Augustus. This is one of dozens of events taking place across Canada in celebration of the connection of the Trans Canada Trail during Canada’s 150th birthday.

July 2018:

The Athabaska Ultra 100 relay takes place July, 2018. This event celebrates the Athabasca Landing Trail also known historically as the “100 mile portage”. The 100 mile team relay starts in Fort Saskatchewan, follows the Trans Canada Trail and ends on the Athabasca riverfront at Athabasca Landing. This is the inaugural event of the proposed annual Athabaska Ultra 100. The Athabaska Ultra 100 will appeal to runners looking for a challenging run in the beautiful Northern Alberta landscape.

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For a list of events happening in communities along or near the northern half of the trail (Athabasca, Rochester, Twatinaw, PerryVale, Colinton),
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Westlock County,

Sturgeon County,

City of Fort Saskatchewan,

Athabasca County,

Town of Athabasca,