Travelling to Athabasca

The town of Athabasca is located about 150 km north of Edmonton, Alberta.

Shuttle Information

A complimentary round-trip Edmonton/Athabasca shuttle is available to all graduates, guests, staff and faculty. If you book shuttle service and no longer require it you MUST cancel you booking before May 31, 2019. Please note that the buses will depart each location promptly at the time listed below.

Friday June 7 Bus Schedule

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta
7:30 am Depart Matrix
4 pm Depart Athabasca
6 pm arrive back at the Matrix

Saturday June 8 Bus Schedule

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
16615 109 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta
8 am Depart Double Tree Hotel
4 pm Depart Athabasca
5:30 pm arrive back at the Double Tree

Please indicate on you Convocation response form if you will require the shuttle service.

2019 Airline Information

Air Canada

Air Canada is offering a ten per cent discount on eligible fares to students and guests attending Convocation.

The discount is available for persons travelling to and from Edmonton between May 31 and June 15, 2019. To take advantage of the discount, go to and enter promotion code 9DCA8C31.


WestJet is offering a 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border for Athabasca University students and guests attending Convocation. Please visit to make a booking online.

The discount is available for travel between Edmonton and anywhere WestJet flies in North America between June 1 and June 15, 2019.

To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below:

Coupon code:


Promo code:

*Travel Agent use only


Airport Transportation

Door-to-door transportation between the Edmonton International Airport and downtown Edmonton hotels is available via Sky Shuttle (780-465-8515). Fare and schedule information is available at

Alberta Central Airways Ltd.

To request a quote or reserve charter flights from within Alberta to Athabasca for Convocation, please contact Alberta Central Airways Ltd. at 780-675-5225.

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Updated March 27 2019 by Events Office - University Relations