About the Region
Located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the City of Fort McMurray is the largest urban community serving the Athabasca oil sands region of northeast Alberta. Fort McMurray is a thriving and vibrant community nestled in the boreal forest at the confluence of the Clearwater and Athabasca rivers.
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Fort McMurray residents have a strong sense of community. Read more
Keyano College, located in Fort McMurray, is a post-secondary institution that offers quality programming. Read more
New housing, schools, health clinics, recreational facilities, etc. are being built in the oil sands region. Read more
The RCMP act as both a municipal and provincial police service in the community. Read more
Fort McMurray residents have access to many public indoor and outdoor sports and fitness facilities, a provincial park and three provincial recreation areas. Read more
Efficient and upgraded access to the north is vital to the future prosperity of Alberta. Read more
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
Alberta’s Oil Sands Discovery Centre is an educational facility committed to increasing public awareness, appreciation and knowledge about the oil sands industry.