재스퍼의 Athabasca River의 종착지가 어딘지 알아 보았습니다. 구글지도로는 구분하기 힘들고 위키피디아에 보니 Great Slave Lake를 거쳐 북극해로 흘러가는군요. St. Albert에서 새벽에 일어나 잠도 안오고 해서 검색해 보았습니다. 에드먼튼으로 흘러서 싸스캐치원으로 가는 강은 근원이 다른 것같습니다. 옆방에서 자는 분이 코를 폭풍처럼 골아 깨어나니 새벽 3시....흑...
The Athabasca River originates in Jasper National Park at the toe of the Athabasca Glacier, between Mount Columbia, Snow Dome, and the Sir Winston Churchill Range, at an altitude of approximately 1,600 metres (5,200 ft).
The river flows along icefields and through gorges, offering wildlife habitat on its shores and adjacent marshes. Throughout its course, it flows through or adjacent to numerous national and provincial parks, including Jasper National Park, Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Provincial Park, Hubert Lake Wildland Provincial Park,La Biche River Wildland Provincial Park, Grand Rapids Wildland Provincial Park,Richardson River Dunes Wildland Provincial Park, and Wood Buffalo National Park. Its course is marked by rapids, impeding navigation southwest of Fort McMurray.
The Athabasca River travels 1,231 km (765 mi) before draining into the Peace-Athabasca Delta near Lake Athabasca south of Fort Chipewyan. From there, its waters flow north as Rivière des Rochers, then joining the Peace River to form the Slave Riverthat empties into Great Slave Lake and discharges through the Mackenzie Riversystem into the Arctic Ocean. The cumulative drainage area is 95,300 km2 (36,800 sq mi).