Athabasca County has upgraded the existing Fire Advisory to a FIRE RESTRICTION for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection area.
This restriction PROHIBITS the discharge of fireworks and SUSPENDS all fire permits issued for burn barrels. No new permits will be issued until fire conditions improve. No open fires are allowed in backcountry or random camping areas. Small Cooking and warming fires are allowed in fire rings at this time.
Athabasca County urges everyone to use extreme caution when working or driving in grassy areas, be mindful of debris collecting on hot exhaust which could result in the ignition of a fire.
Jul 6 2018 - Jul 8 2018
More event to follow as the date gets closer.
This friendly community is nestled on the western shore of picturesque Island Lake, approximately twenty kilometres northwest of the town of Athabasca.
Island Lake is a named after the many small islands within its area of just under 8.00 km². Its bays and islands provide an ideal setting for swimming, power boating, water skiing, fishing and canoeing. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are enjoyed during the winter months. The area around Island Lake is a nature lover's paradise, with rolling hills and forests filled with wildlife including deer, moose, and countless other birds and animals.
The Summer Village of Island Lake is a unique blend of full time residents and week-end enthusiasts who share their love for the lake. The residents are proud of the cleanliness and serenity of the lake, and encourage all residents and visitors to take care of the lake they love.