- Lake, a lake in W Canada, in NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta. About 200 miles (320 km) long; about 3000 sq. mi. (7800 sq. km).
- a river in SW Alberta, Canada, flowing NE to Lake Athabasca; oil-bearing tar sands. 765 miles (1231 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for athabasca
Michael keeps his cool until he sees piles of Petroleum Coke on the banks of the Athabasca.
We join Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) tribe for dinner.
By the shacks and the Chinks' truck-gardens to the Athabasca saloon.
This camp is in the direct natural path from that part o' the Athabasca.The Fiery Totem
The arrival of the Athabasca traders was the signal for tremendous activity.
"More fools they to go into the Athabasca," declared the mountaineer.
You don't say they're sending another lot of men to the Athabasca!