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Athabasca River

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 River that empties into Great Slave Lake and discharges through the Mackenzie River system into the Arctic Ocean.

At the Athabasca Glacier earlier in the day, we were told that a molecule of water would take about two years to make that journey.

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Taken on August 6, 2013