Category: Recreation Services

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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COVID-19 Update – Campground Opening Delayed

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after considering recommendations by Alberta Health Services for reducing the risk of spread, Athabasca County has made the difficult decision to delay the opening of our campgrounds until June 1, 2020. We understand that in these stressful times people want to be outdoors; however, protecting the safety of…

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Office Closure Notice

Please be advised the Athabasca County Admin Office, Public Works, and FCSS/Parent Link building are closed to public access until further notice. This measure is being taken to protect our residents, staff, and communities, as we work to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For those who need to make payments, electronic options are…

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Campground Booking Policy Change

Beginning on March 2, 2020 campground bookings are open for the camping season. Please note:  A policy change has been made and is in effect for this camping season. Reservations can only be made in the following ways: in-person at the County Admin Office, 3602 – 48th Avenue, Athabasca, AB  T9S 1M8 by telephone –…

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Athabasca Regional Multiplex & Fitness Centre Notice

CLOSED FOR WATER PIPE REPAIR The Athabasca Regional Multiplex & Fitness Centre is closed today (Wednesday, January 15, 2020) due to a water pipe that burst. Repairs and clean-up are currently taking place. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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2021 Seasonal Campsite Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Seasonal Campsites at Forfar and Hope Lake campgrounds for the 2021 Camping Season. 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…

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