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About the City

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Fort McMurray, also known as Fort Mac, isn’t officially a town, but it is a large community in northern Canada. The climate is just above the subarctic climate classification. While this city is the heart of Canada’s major oil producing region, it contains many other employment opportunities and a vibrant community.

Geography

Fort McMurray is 270 miles or 435 kilometers northeast of Edmonton. It is located by the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers. It is surrounded by forests. It is only 37 miles or 60 kilometers west of the Saskatchewan border. While the town used to be famous for its isolation, this community now hosts an international airport. It is located on Route 63.

History

The Cree were the original inhabitants of this area. The railways arrived in 1915. The town’s growth skyrocketed after the Suncor plant opened, expanding from 2,000 people to 31,000. While the local economy is heavily dependant on oil production, there are also jobs in forestry, natural gas drilling and tourism. The area is also home to the Great Pyramids of Sulfur, built by Suncor and other energy firms because there is literally no where else to put it. Fort McMurray is part of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. It used to be called just McMurray. Fort McMurray is the largest town in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Landmarks and Events

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You can tour the Athabasca Dunes Ecological Reserve. It contains some of the largest sand dunes and kames in the world. Wood Buffalo National Park is Canada’s largest national park, the world’s largest dark sky preserve, home to the last free roaming herds of bison in Canada, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the perfect place to enjoy the stars and aurora borealis. Gregoire Lake Provincial Park is nearby, located between Fort McMurray and Lac La Biche. The Boomtown Casino is located in town. Casman Centre is the home of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. Fort McMurray has an annual Blueberry Festival. In the winter, the ice road from Fort McMurray to Fort Chipewyan opens.

Amenities

Fort McMurray features excellent fishing in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. There are dog sledding tours in the winter to fort Chipewyan. The local MacDonald Island Park is the largest community recreation facility in Canada. It contains gyms, swimming pools, skating and a concert venue.

Demographics

Fort McMurray’s population has been growing as the number of jobs in the surrounding oil sands led to an influx of people. So many young people moved into Fort McMurray that the city’s median age is around 32 compared with 40 for Canada as a whole. The fly in fly out employment is shifting to permanent residency for a growing number of families. The population of Fort McMurray was 61,374 in 2011, with another ten thousand in the surrounding area. Schools and Family Friendly Services Ecole Boreal is the local francophone school, serving grades kindergarten through twelth. There are several public schools as well as a Catholic school district. Keyano College is located in Fort McMurray.

Real Estate

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About half of the properties in Fort McMurray are single family detached homes. A quarter of the residences were apartments. Another ten percent of real estate were townhouses. Fort McMurray real estate prices are driven in large part by the seasonal workforce demands. The Alberta government has stated that it is planning to release more Crown Land for development on the north side of Fort McMurray.