The Athabasca and Slave Rivers

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Jasper, nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, is where we will start a 2,000-kilometre canoe trip to the community of Hay River in the Northwest Territories. On May 12, 2024, we will launch our canoe into the Athabasca River and paddle northeast on the Athabasca and Slave Rivers to Great Slave Lake. Throughout our journey, we will paddle through numerous National and Provincial Parks, and, First Nations Reserves that protect the banks of these historic rivers. We enthusiastically anticipate our paddle through one of the world’s largest freshwater deltas – the Peace-Athabasca, and, Canada’s largest National Park – Wood Buffalo National Park.

Depending on the speed of the water flow and barring any natural weather occurrences, we hope to complete the trip in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

Athabasca Falls, northwest of Jasper, Alberta (2022)