Fort McMurray & Area
Imagine a booming economy and a thriving cultural community together 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.
In the heart of downtown Fort McMurray with easy access from highway #63 (Hardin Street Exit), Clearwater Suite Hotel is perfectly located for guests to enjoy a short walk to city hall shopping at the Peter Pond Mall and other stores, dining at dozens of restaurants, an evening out on the town at nightclubs or fun and games at the Boomtown Casino.
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 Boomtown Casino, only minutes from Clearwater Suite Hotel, a vibrant nightlife scene, theatres, bowling alleys and billiard halls
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. Fishing is easy to get hooked on and includes the chance to fly on a floatplane directly from Fort McMurray to remote areas virtually untouched by man. In the dense forests rich with unique northern vegetation and wildlife both nature photography and hunting are popular pursuits.
Discover the history, science and technology 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.
During the winter the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) make the sky dance with mesmerizing hues of green, white and red . The Cree Indians called this phenomenon the Dance of the Spirits
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. Visit www.albertaoutdoorsmen.org for additional information.
Take in an exhilarating bird's eye view of the Oil Sands development and surrounding area.
For more ideas on what to see and do visit Fort McMurray Tourism.