Loch Athabasca (/ˌæθəˈbæskə/; French: lac Athabasca; frae Woods Cree: [aðapaskāw] error: {{lang}}: text haes italic markup (help), "[whaur] thare are plants ane efter anither")[4] is locatit in the northwast corner o Saskatchewan an the northeast corner o Alberta atween 58° an 60° N.

Loch Athabasca
Lake Athabasca, Canada.jpg
Ice breakup on Loch Athabasca (Juin 9, 2002)[1]
NASA Lake Athabasca.jpg
Loch Athabasca (August 24, 2002)[2]
LocationDiveesion No. 18, Saskatchewan / Wood Buffalo, Alberta
Coordinates59°16′N 109°27′W / 59.267°N 109.450°W / 59.267; -109.450Coordinates: 59°16′N 109°27′W / 59.267°N 109.450°W / 59.267; -109.450
Primary inflowsAthabasca River, William River, MacFarlane River, Colin River, Fond du Lac River,
Primar ootflowsRivière des Rochers that meets wi the Peace tae acome the Slave
Catchment aurie274,540 km2 (106,000 sq mi)
Basin kintrasCanadae
Max. lenth283 km (176 mi)
Max. weenth50 km (31 mi)
Surface aurie7,850 km2 (3,030 sq mi)[3]
Max. deepth124 m (407 ft)
Shore lenth1~1,900 km (1,200 mi)
Surface elevation213 m (699 ft)
SettlementsFort Chipewyan, Uranium City, Camsell Portage, Fond du Lac
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.


  1. "Great Slave Lake and Lake Athabasca, Canada (Note: Lake Athabasca during ice-break-up)". June 9, 2002. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  2. "Burn Scars in Saskatchewan, Canada (Note: Dark to light rust coloured areas are burn scars from forest fires)". August 24, 2002. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Atlas of Canada (2004-04-05). "Lakes of Canada". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2007-05-01.
  4. Bright, William (2004). Native American Place Names of the United States. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 52. ISBN 0-8061-3576-X. OCLC 53019644.