This beautiful, charming community is situated on the eastern shore of Calling Lake, known for its tranquility and recreational pleasures. The Cree name of the lake, “Kito-Sakahekan” is most famous for the sounds of ice cracking that echo for a long distance. With a population of 415, the area is rich with culture mixed with close-knit neighborly charm. In summer, the population swells as a number of lakeside cottagers enjoy their getaway destination.
Predominant Language: English and Cree
Nearest Town/City: Athabasca
Services: Calling Lake Municipal District of Opportunity Office, Calling Lake Recreation Centre, Jaybird Memorial Arena, Moosehorn Market, RaceTrak Gas, Calling Lake Visitor Information Centre, Calling Lake School, Jo-Kat Lodge/Camp/Hotel, and Kito Sakaheken Seniors Society.
Recreation: Fishing, hunting, swimming, baseball diamonds, volleyball, basketball, tennis, hockey, camping, kayaking, quadding, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, Calling Lake Sailing Club, Calling Lake Cottage Association, Calling Lake Trails Association and Calling Lake Arts Academy.
Attractions: Calling Lake, Calling Lake Provincial Park, Tanasiuk Rock Island Campground, Otter-Orloff Lakes Wildland Park, Winter Carnival, Old Log Church, skateboard and bike park, tennis courts, playground, cultural grounds, Anchor Jeremy Nipshank Memorial Park and public beach.
Banking: The following banks are available in Athabasca:
Alberta Treasury Branch, Scotia Bank, CIBC and the Servus Credit Union.
Media: Athabasca Advocate newspaper, 94. 1 FM The River, 89.9 FM CFWE and Calling Lake Cottage Association Newsletter.