Athabasca is named for the Athabasca River, which is named from the Woods Cree word “aoapaskaw” meaning “where there are plants one after another” referring to the spotty vegetation along the river.
Location: Athabasca is located in the central part of the Province to the north of Edmonton.
Judicial District: Edmonton Judicial District
Provincial Courthouse – Athabasca
Location: 4903 50 Street / 49 Avenue
Built: 1968 – 1969
Architect: A M Holland Architect
Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff coloured brick and concrete structure.
See: Within the Edmonton Judicial District is the Court of Queens Bench at Edmonton and Provincial Courthouses located at Barrhead / Boyle / Breton / Drayton Valley / Evansburg / Fort Saskatchewan / Leduc / Mayerthorpe / Morinville / St. Albert / Sherwood Park / Stony Plain / Vegreville / Westlock