Fort McMurray is situated in the northeast of Canadian province Alberta. It is located in the middle of Athabasca oil sands. It is surrounded by thick boreal forest from all of its sides. In the development of the petroleum industry in the Athabasca region Fort McMurray has played a very vital role. Fort McMurray is also called with different names such as “Fort Mac” and “Fort McMoney”. It is rapidly appearing as a dynamic and vibrant real estate in the past few years due to its petroleum industry that generates a large amount of revenue and also attracts peoples from all regions of Canada as well as outside the country. Fort McMurray is regarded as the heart of Alberta that is known for its large scales petroleum production.
A mix of local and high end international branded boutiques, shopping malls providing all amenities are found in Fort McMurray. Some of the famous shopping malls include River City Mall, Peter Pond Mall, Stoney Creek mall etc. The premier mall of Fort McMurray is featured with 68 retailer shops and services.
The McDonald Island Park Recreation center is also found in the city, on the northeastern side of downtown. A wood Buffalo regional library, squash, tennis and basketball courts, indoor water park, fitness center, rock climbing, indoor playground, public rental space and ice rinks, etc. are found in the park. Fort McMurray Knights Football Rugby club is also find in the city.
Restaurants, Hot spots
Numerous restaurants are found in Fort McMurray like Asti Trattoria Italiana is famous for its Italian inspired cuisine. Avenue coffee is another spot where high class and trendy people for having a coffee with their peers and spouse. Canadian Brew house is famous for its wine etc. Save on foods is the best collection of all types of organic and healthy groceries and meals. East Village Pub & eatery is famous for its calm atmosphere.
There are different historical landmarks in the city. One of them that is very famous is Giants of mining. Similarly, Fort McMurray Heritage Village is also the nicest place to spend time with your family. It is the greatest place and is also included in the landmarks of the city.
Things to do in City
Fort McMurray is a whole world in itself. Here are a number of options that you can choose for spending your leisure time or enjoying with your friends and family.
- You can have a glimpse of the whole city on an Aviation tour. McMurray Aviation the biggest running operator in the city and provides a lot of running tours.
- You can enhance your knowledge about the extraction process of oils by joining the Oil Sands Discovery Center.
- You can also explore the history of Fort McMurray by going to Heritage Village and Shipyard. You can get a deep insight of the history and the development of the city. The traditions and culturalfacts will be visible to you.
- Or you can opt to go to McDonald Island Park with your friends and family.