Category: Recreation Services

2021 Seasonal Campsites – Apply Now

2021 Seasonal Campsite Applications are now being accepted for Forfar Recreation Park and Hope Lake Campground! In accordance with Athabasca County Policy 7630, residents of the County shall have first choice of selecting campsites. Should the requests for seasonal sites not exceed the number available, sites will be allocated on a first come first serve…

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Pool Donation – Summer Village of West Baptiste

Summer Village of West Baptiste Mayor Keith Wilson and Councillor Linda Cargill present Multiplex General Manager Kelsea Brown, Athabasca Regional Multiplex Society Board Member/Athabasca County Reeve Larry Armfelt, and Chair of the Athabasca Regional Multiplex Society/Town of Athabasca Councillor Rob Balay, with a cheque for $15,000. The donation will be used for the aquatic centre…

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Canada Day Office Closure

All Athabasca County offices, including Public Works and Family and Community Support Services, will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 for Canada Day. The After Hours Emergency Line 780-689-9000 will be in operation on July 1, 2020 for concerns related to municipal water and sewer services. Be safe and enjoy the Canada Day holiday!

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Campground Bookings Open Today

Athabasca County Council has authorized the opening of Forfar Park and Hope Lake Campground on July 1, 2020. Campground managers and staff have been hired to run the facilities and will be taking bookings for the remainder of the camping season. As of June 24, 2020, bookings can be made by calling the campgrounds directly:…

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County Campgrounds will reopen in July

The two biggest of Athabasca County’s campgrounds will reopen for campers on July 1, 2020. The decision to reopen Forfar Recreational Park and Hope Lake Campground for overnight camping was made at the Athabasca County Regular Public Works Meeting on June 16, 2020. Boat launches, beaches, group sites, day-use areas, and regular campsites will once…

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Employment Opportunity

Seasonal Recreational Maintenance Workers – Athabasca County is presently accepting applications for Seasonal Recreation Maintenance Workers for our municipal campgrounds.   We are looking for: Two (2) workers to report to Hope Lake Campground; and, Two (2) workers to report to Forfar Lake Campground. All positions will start on June 29, 2020.   The ideal…

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Council to Discuss Campgrounds Re-Opening

Following the Government of Alberta’s June 9, 2020, announcement of proceeding to Phase 2 of its relaunch plan, Athabasca County Council will be reconsidering the decision to close campgrounds for the 2020 camping season. The discussion about re-opening campgrounds will take place at the June 16, 2020, Public Works Meeting. Further information will be provided…

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2020 Campground Closure Notice

After careful consideration, Athabasca County Council has made the decision to close all campgrounds for the 2020 camping season. As a result, all reservations for the 2020 camping season are cancelled. Those who made the bookings will be notified via telephone and refunds will be distributed accordingly. Please Note:  This closure notice only applied to…

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Thin Ice Warning – Athabasca River

Athabasca County Emergency Services reminds residents to remember safety when enjoying warmer weather conditions along the banks of the Athabasca River. Spring temperatures are rising and thin ice conditions may be present. Please remember to  keep all children and pets away from the Athabasca River as well. Be Safe & Stay Healthy!

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New Administration Office Hours

Athabasca County continues to adjust its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday, April 20th the County Administration Office will have new office hours: NEW ADMIN OFFICE HOURS 8 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Thursday Please note: Public Works and Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) hours of operation will remain unchanged. ————————…

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