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ATHABASCA AND SMOKY LAKE

Smoky Athabasca

The province of Alberta is a great place to live and work. Alberta features majestic mountains, rolling prairies, sparkling rivers, urban sophistication and small-town charm. Meanwhile, the province is also full of leisure and cultural activities. From world-class cities to the charm of small towns – pick your ideal setting.

Here you'll find an excellent public education system, leading-edge healthcare and an abundance of opportunities for you and your family. Imagine spending time with family and friends while enjoying Alberta’s first class amenities and exploring the natural beauty of the province.

Athabasca

Athabasca can be found approximately 145 km northeast of Edmonton. It features a population of nearly 3000 people. Agriculture, forestry, and oil and gas are the dominant industries of the area. It is also the home of Athabasca University.

As the “Gateway to the Great New North,” the community is nestled in the Athabasca River Valley which offers a picturesque location for a small friendly community. Another attraction in the area is the Muskeg Creek Park. Covering 17.5 square km, there are trails ideal for walking, biking, and cross-country skiing. It is home to a wide range of wildlife as well, from deer and moose to bears and snowshoe hares.

The town has tennis courts, ball parks, outdoor skating rinks, a golf course, and an indoor swimming pool. There is also the Athabasca Regional Multiplex which houses an arena and a curling rink, along with a fitness centre and meeting rooms.

The Athabasca Healthcare Centre is an acute care and continuing care facility. Services offered include 24-hour emergency, laboratory, X-Ray, pharmacy, rehabilitation and palliative care.

Smoky Lake

Smoky Lake is located approximately 120 km northeast of Edmonton and is home to over 1,000 people. Its main industries include natural gas, forestry, and agriculture.

The town is known as the Pumpkin Capital of Alberta as it hosts the Annual Great White North Pumpkin Fair and Weigh Off. Smoky Lake is also referred to BirthdayTown Alberta as citizens and visitors are rewarded with free activities and gifts on their birthdays.

Smoky Lake has a curling rink, ice arena, two dance halls, a gymnasium, two ball diamonds, a campground, golf courses, and a drop-in centre for seniors. Nearby is Bellis Natural Area which features sand dunes, jack pine forests, sloughs, and small lakes.

The Smoky Lake - George McDougall Healthcare Centre is a fully integrated facility with acute care, continuing care and community health services all under one roof. Some of the services provided include emergency, pharmacy, rehabilitation and X-Ray. Alberta Health Services also operates the Smoky Lake Continuing Care Centre which features continuing care, nutrition counseling, palliative care, and rehabilitation services.

Come home to Athabasca or Smoky Lake; there's a career and a lifestyle just right for you.