About Fort McMurray
Fort McMurray is situated about a five-hours drive to the northeast of Edmonton and is surrounded by Canada’s boreal forest.
Whether you’re here for a short term rental or longer term relocation, you’ll quickly discover a unique and vibrant community, comprised of residents and visitors from around the world, here to work, play and raise their families. Being situated north of the 56th parallel means daylight lasts longer in Fort McMurray from about May to July, granting people the unique option to golf until midnight on one of their three local golf courses. When the sun finally does set take you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity become one of the privileged to experience the mesmerizing Northern Lights, as the Aurora Borealis provides a spectacular and memory enhancing display.
Discover Alberta’s amazing energy resource made interactive at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre, and if your dream is to snag a trophy walleye, wrestle a monster pike or land a Northern Alberta Laker, fishing Alberta’s north is sure to get you hooked, while just outside of town you’ll find a lookout to observe a rare herd of over 300 wood bison as well as the Athabasca sand dunes that tower 12 metres high and are well-worth seeing.
For the land lover, spend a leisurely day shopping to your heart’s content in any of the city’s many downtown shopping centers, with a must-visit to Franklin Avenue where you’ll find a number of charming specialty retail shops. Take in a movie at the local theatre and then indulge in any one of the city’s many fabulous restaurants. Once rejuvenated, take a stroll through Heritage Park, Fort McMurray’s own little village locked in time.
Be sure to stay fit and have fun at MacDonald Island Park, Canada's largest community recreational, leisure, and social centre. Known as the heart of the community it serves, you’ll find the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Miskanaw Golf Club, , the Syncrude Aquatic Centre, 2 hot tubs, four ice surfaces, two multi-purpose field houses, a curling rink, a world-class indoor climbing wall, the Total Fitness Centre, the MI Dance Academy, a running track, a spectacular Indoor Playground and Child Mind that young families are sure to enjoy; the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery, a full-spectrum hospitality department, the Wood Buffalo Regional Library and Shell Place, home of the region’s premier sport, conference and entertainment experience.