Athabasca


Athabasca

Athabasca is an anglicized version of the Cree name for Lake Athabasca in Canada, āthap-āsk-ā-w /a:θapa:ska:w/ “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/11,454 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

Administrative features:
*Athabasca, Alberta, town in Alberta, Canada
*Athabasca Landing, Alberta, former name (1880 to 1914) of the town of Athabasca, Alberta, Canada
*Athabasca County No. 12, Alberta - County of Athabasca in Alberta, Canada
*District of Athabasca, former district of the North-West Territory
*Athabaska (electoral district), (1925-1968) former federal electoral district Alberta
*Athabasca (electoral district), (from 1968) former federal electoral district in the Province of Alberta.
*Athabasca (provincial electoral district), former provincial electoral district in the Province of Alberta.
*Athabasca (former Saskatchewan provincial electoral district), former provincial electoral district in the Province of Saskatchewan.
*Athabasca (Saskatchewan provincial electoral district), current provincial electoral district in the Province of Saskatchewan.
*Athabasca University, distance learning university in Athabasca, Alberta, Canada
**Athabasca University Students' Union

Additional meanings include:
*Athabascan a family of Indigenous languages in North America.
*Athabaska Herald - Athabaska Herald of Arms, one of the officers of arms at the Canadian Heraldic Authority
*Athabasca (novel) - novel by Alistair MacLean
*Athabasca - character in Terry Brooks's "Shannara" series.

Also associated with the name Athabasca:
*Athabascaville, Quebec


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