Athabasca

Athabasca (also Athabaska) is an anglicized version of the Cree name for Lake Athabasca in Canada, āthap-āsk-ā-w (pronounced ), meaning “grass or reeds here and there”.

Related to the lake are several other geographical and administrative features called Athabasca. Most places named Athabasca are found in Alberta, Canada:

Geographical features:

  • Mount Athabasca (3,491 metres / 11,453 feet), a mountain in Jasper National Park, Canada
    • Athabasca Glacier, a glacier in Jasper National Park, Canada
  • Athabasca River, river in Alberta, Canada
    • Athabasca Falls, waterfalls on the Athabasca River
    • Peace-Athabasca Delta – Delta of the Peace River, Athabasca River, near Lake Athabasca
  • Athabasca Tar Sands – oil producing region in Alberta, Canada
  • Lake Athabasca, large lake in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Athabasca Pass, a mountain pass in Jasper National Park
  • Athabasca Valles, a feature on the surface of the planet Mars
  • Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park

Administrative features:

  • Athabasca, Alberta, town in Canada, formerly (1880–1914) named Athabasca Landing
  • Athabasca County, Alberta
  • District of Athabasca, former district of the North-West Territory
  • Athabaska (electoral district), a former federal electoral district (1925–1968) in Alberta
  • Athabasca (electoral district), a federal electoral district (since 1968) in Alberta
  • Athabasca (provincial electoral district), former provincial electoral district in Alberta
  • Athabasca (former Saskatchewan provincial electoral district)
  • Athabasca (Saskatchewan provincial electoral district)
  • Athabasca University, distance learning university in Athabasca, Alberta, Canada
    • Athabasca University Students' Union

Other:

  • Athabaskan languages, a language family indigenous to North America
  • Athabaska Herald, one of the officers of arms at the Canadian Heraldic Authority
  • Athabasca (novel), novel by Alistair MacLean
  • Athabasca, a character in Terry Brooks's Shannara series
  • SS Athabasca, a steamship launched in Scotland in 1883 and put into service on the Great Lakes, along with SS Alberta and SS Algoma
  • Any of three ships named HMCS Athabaskan
  • MS Fort Athabasca, a Canadian-owned, British-registered merchant ship bombed 2 December 1943 during World War II
  • Athabascaite, a mineral
  • Athabaska Airways, earlier name of Transwest Air

Other articles related to "athabasca":

Siffleur Falls
... Hydrography of Alberta Rivers Athabasca Battle Beaver Bow Brazeau Crowsnest Hay · Little Bow · Milk North Saskatchewan Oldman Peace Pembina Red Deer Slave Smoky South Saskatchewan more.. ... Waterfalls Athabasca Bow Bridal Veil Crescent Crypt Elbow Panther Sunwapta Lakes Athabasca Beaverhill Bistcho Claire Cold La Biche Lesser Slave Pigeon Sylvan Utikuma ... Chestermere Kananaskis McGregor Minnewanka Glenmore Milk River Ridge Sikome Gleniffer Glaciers Athabasca Bow Columbia Icefield Crowfoot Hector Peyto Saskatchewan Vulture Wapta Waputik ...
Lake Whitefish - Life History - Reproduction
... a large spawning migration enters the Athabasca Delta in late summer, moving upstream in the Athabasca River ... mi), from Fort McMurray to the north shore of Lake Athabasca in Alberta, Canada ...
Coal Lake
... Hydrography of Alberta Rivers Athabasca Battle Beaver Bow Brazeau Crowsnest Elbow Hay · Little Bow · Milk North Saskatchewan Oldman Peace Pembina Red Deer Slave Smoky South ... Waterfalls Athabasca Bow Bridal Veil Crescent Crypt Elbow Panther Sunwapta Lakes Athabasca Beaverhill Bistcho Claire Cold La Biche Lesser Slave Pigeon Sylvan Utikuma Wabamun more.. ... Kananaskis McGregor Minnewanka Glenmore Milk River Ridge Sikome Gleniffer Glaciers Athabasca Bow Columbia Icefield Crowfoot Hector Peyto Saskatchewan Vulture Wapta Waputik ...
Steamboats Of The Peace River
... from the Rocky Mountain in British Columbia to Peace-Athabasca Delta and Lake Athabasca in Alberta, was navigable by late nineteenth and early twentieth century steamboats from the Rocky Mountain ... larger river complex which includes the of the Athabasca, Slave, and MacKenzie Rivers ... The Athabasca had large rapids too at Grande Rapids and Fort Smith in this way the rivers were sectional as various boats worked upper and lower sections ...