Athabasca is the farthest north that we ventured into Alberta, about 250 kilometers in distance from Banff. It is situated in Jasper National Park, 30 kilometers before reaching the town of Jasper. Athabasca river is pretty long at 1,230 km, and its origins are found right at the Columbia Icefield. As its origins are glacial, its color is the expected Turquoise that we see in most other lakes and rivers in Alberta. Saskatchewan is also a pretty long river. We passed by on our way to Jasper. A nice trail that followed the course of the river let us enjoy an unsurpassed view of the valley it goes through.