Athabasca is often considered the ‘Gateway to the Great New North.’ This is because our community is perfectly positioned between metro Edmonton and the energy sector centres of Northern Alberta, including Fort McMurray.

Major local employers include Athabasca University and Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. Many energy sector companies choose Athabasca for their regional offices.

The community has all the amenities of a regional service centre, such as the Athabasca Regional Multiplex, but aims to be a family-friendly small town.