Fort McMurray (/mɪkˈmʌri/ mik-MURR-ee) is a population centre, technically classified as an urban service area, in the Regional Municipality (RM) of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, Canada. It is located in northeast Alberta, in the middle of the Athabasca oil sands, surrounded by boreal forest. It has played a significant role in the development of the national petroleum industry. A severe wildfire in May 2016 led to the evacuation of its residents and caused widespread damage.
Restaurants in Fort McMurray
4.5 based on 169 reviews
The Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray is located in the heart of the world's biggest single oil deposit - the Athabasca Oil Sands. The Centre is an educational facility committed to increasing public awareness and knowledge about the oil sands. Come to the Oil Sands Discovery Centre and experience the history, science, and technology of the oil sands. It's the closest you can get without boots and a hard hat! The Centre is a provincial facility operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, Historic Sites and Museums Branch.
I am sure everyone in Fort McMurray is aware of this place, as it is an attraction for school kids, across the age range.
The place does a decent job at explaining how oilsands are converted into usable crude or fuel.
The large truck could be a bit more realistic and the driving screen needs to be updated.
4.5 based on 138 reviews
I was amazed by the size of the water park for small children, it was a huge area & looked like a lot of fun. Pool was huge too. The centre was well maintained, clean & well used by residents. Beautiful community complex.
4 based on 34 reviews
5 based on 12 reviews
Established in 1991 as Frames & More, the gallery offers custom picture framing and high-quality artisan gifts. With a doubling of space and a new name, Points North now represents more than two dozen Canadian artists with a special focus on local and regional. They host regular Exhibitions with featured artists in attendance as well as 'Saturday at the Gallery' art demo events. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 7:30 pm; Sat 10 am - 4 pm.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
This is a new attraction. The admission is $11.50. It tells the history of ships, barges and trains in the area. There are also historic buildings but they were not open to the public yet. A playground is on site.
5 based on 2 reviews
We found this 1100 metre trail by chance during a stroll on McDonald Island. A year ago the local community commissioned 7 sculptures to represent the key values of the First Nation and Metis communities. Locals then provided numerous representations in artistic but appropriate form of the Silver Fox which is indigenous to the area. The artwork and sculptures are of a high standard.
The trail, which in part follows the river, with scenic views is well maintained with a choice of paths to follow which have gentle gradients. Helpful information and displays explain each value and a dedication is beside each fox.
A very moving and interesting tribute to the aboriginal culture which has deep roots in Wood Buffalo.
3 based on 22 reviews
3 based on 34 reviews
Welcome to Boomtown Casino, where we have been at the heart of Fort McMurray since 1978! We offer promotions, daily specials, weekly live entertainment, and endless chances to win big! With more than 23,000 feet of gaming space and lounge, there is something for everyone. Come enjoy all-day breakfast or chef-created specialties in the Clearwater Café or spend your night on the dance floor enjoying the best live entertainment in the city.
The Boomtown has had many exceptional live bands of both local and brought talent. The bands play until after midnight and the dance floor is always busy and a great time.We're happy you're enjoying the live music! We have live shows every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We hope to see you again soon!
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