Northern Alberta Overview
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- Fort Chipewyan, on the western shore of Lake Athabasca, is Alberta’s oldest settled community.
- Book a campsite, and check out the Magnificent River Rats Festival, a major Canada Day celebration in Athabasca, where major music headliners perform annually to huge crowds.
- Fifty percent of Fort McMurray‘s population volunteers, more than double the national average.
- Fort Vermillion was first established during the fur trade in 1788 and was later moved to another location by the Hudson’s Bay Company.
- Wood Buffalo National Park, located at the very top of Northern Alberta, is Canada’s largest national park and one of the largest in the world. It was established in 1922 to protect the last remaining herds of bison in northern Canada.