Imagine a thriving cultural community and a booming economy in the midst of
some of Canada's most awe-inspiring natural northern beauty.
Nestled in the boreal forest where four rivers flow together, Fort McMurray is a bustling community of 70,000 people rich in history, abundant with opportunities for outdoor adventure and with a very bright future.
For more ideas on what to see and do visit Fort McMurray Tourism.
Food & Entertainment
Whatever your cravings for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, from popular chains to local favourites, the Fort McMurray restaurants, bars and entertainment scene offers a plethora of options.
In the areas surrounding Fort McMurray opportunities for outdoor adventure are almost limitless. Experience exhilarating white water runs on the local rivers; take a helicopter tour or hike and bike through hundreds of trails in the Richardson River sand dune area. In the dense forests rich with unique northern vegetation and wildlife both nature photography and hunting are popular pursuits.
Winter offers cross country skiing, snowmobile tours and more. Summer serves up a choice of 18-hole golf courses nearby including the Fort McMurray Golf Club, Miskanaw Golf Club and Quarry Ridge Golf Course. There's all season fun at the Rivers Casino a vibrant nightlife scene, theatres, bowling alleys and billiard halls.
During the winter the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) make the sky dance with mesmerizing hues of red and green. The Cree Indians called this phenomenon the Dance of the Spirits.
Enjoy unique cultural events such as Interplay and the Blueberry Festival and special community festivals, parades, live theatre almost every week during the summer. Fort McMurray also has a thriving community of artists, actors, musicians and craftspeople. Their work can be discovered at markets, festivals, trade fairs and theatres.
Discover the history, science, technology and 380-ton trucks behind the world's first commercially successful oil sands project at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. Suncor Energy's Experience the Energy Tour offers guided tours of the mining to pipeline process.
Heritage Park & Historic Building
Discover various displays of the History of Fort McMurray highlighting fur trading, fishing, the lumber industry, river and rail transportation. The Skye River downtown Fort McMurray was the starting point to the Bush Pilots to develop the Northern territories.
Wood Buffalo National Park
Visit the largest national park in Canada and one of the largest in the world, renowned for idyllic bird watching.
The area is surrounded by many lakes and rivers and is a sport fishing paradise in all seasons.
Take in an exhilarating bird's eye view of the Oil Sands development and surrounding area.