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region |alberta north Syncrude Oil Sands VILLAGES, TOWNS & CITIES Athabasca has many lakes in the area, which are fantastic for fishing, and is the brick-and- mortar home of the digital Athabasca University. athabasca.ca With many nearby beaches and lakes, Bonnyville makes for a great spot to relax near some water. town.bonnyville.ab.ca Originally a fur-trading post formed in 1788, Fort Chipewyan claims to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement. rmwb.ca/ living/Communities/Fort-Chipewyan.htm The hamlet of Lac La Biche is located on the south shore of a lake with the same name. laclabichecounty.com Located on the southeastern shore of Lesser Slave Lake, Slave Lake was not incorporated until 1965, though many fur-trading posts were located here since 1799. slavelake.ca The progressive and quickly growing Peace River straddles the banks of the mighty river. peaceriver.ca Slave Lake Boomtown Fort McMurray is located near the Athabasca Oil Sands Deposit, which contains more oil than all known reserves in the Middle East. fortmcmurraytourism.com Surrounded by stunning vistas of the Canadian Rockies, Grande Cache and its Tourism and Interpretive Centre have much to offer the curious traveller and long-time resident. grandecache.ca The modern city of Grande Prairie offers excellent fishing, hiking and wildlife watching. cityofgp.com The unspoiled natural environment around High Level provides many natural attractions and recreational amenities, such as hiking, fishing and cross-country skiing. highlevel.ca 75