Fort McMurray

What is Fort McMurray known for?


major oil

technology, which amounts to 97% of Canadian oil reserves and 75% of total North American petroleum reserves. The Cold Lake deposits extend across the Alberta's eastern border into Saskatchewan. In addition to the Alberta oil sands, there are major oil sands deposits on Melville Island (Melville Island, Canada) in the Canadian Arctic islands, which are unlikely to see commercial production in the foreseeable future. The largest bitumen deposit

on the boomtown of Fort McMurray. These oil sands, hosted in the McMurray Formation, consist of a mixture of crude bitumen (a semi-solid form of crude oil), silica sand, clay minerals, and water. The Athabasca deposit is the largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world and the largest of three major oil sands deposits in Alberta, along with the nearby Peace River (Peace River, Alberta) and Cold Lake deposits (Cold Lake oil sands). Mather, Clive


people originating

of Canada and the world. Albertans make up almost half the number of migrants to Fort McMurray, followed by 17% of people originating from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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, but progress is slow. Some passing lanes have been installed. While large, wide loads and truck traffic both use the highway, traffic counts are low except Thursday nights (southbound) and Sunday afternoons evenings (northbound). Be ware that Highway 63 has recently become notorious for vehicle accidents. This highway is a two lane highway, and many people commute to the oil sands from communities south adding to the strain. In addition most structures for the oil sands are built in Edmonton and trucked up north, which can take up the entire highway. The Alberta gov't plans to twin the highway in the near future but in the meantime, please obey all speed limits and have respect for these huge modules being trucked up. By train Passenger rail service ended in 1986. While there's been some talk about upgrading the existing rail freight corridor, there's no real prospect of bringing it back at this time. By bus Fort McMurray is served by Greyhound and Red Arrow Motorcoach from Edmonton. Get around Fort McMurray is in fact, a loose cluster of several dozen subdivisions, many having only one entry exit. Most subdivisions are pedestrian friendly, however to travel from one part of town to the other end, a vehicle is definitely recommended. Fort McMurray has an extensive public transit system that reaches all areas of the city. It is common however for the buses to be late or have long waiting periods between each service. Taxi cabs are easily available. Taxi cab companies include: *'''Access Taxi & Limo Service''', ''+1 780'' 743-3333 ''+1 780'' 742-8026 *'''Citycabs''', ''+1 780'' 750 3636 (special phone rate) *'''Comfort Shuttle and Charter Service - ask for Sonny''' (special rates to Oilsand Plants, sites & camps and for oil sands workers), ''+1 780'' 742-8026 *'''Sun Taxi''', ''+1 780'' 743-5050 *'''United Class Cabs''', ''+1 780'' 743-1234 See thumbnail Oil Sands Discovery Centre (File:Oil Sands Discovery Centre 1.jpg) * '''The Oil Sands Discovery Centre''', 515 MacKenzie Boulevard, ''+1 780'' 743-7167. September 4 - May 13, 10AM-4PM, closed Mondays. The Centre offers an insight on the rapid pace of development happening north of the city. In addition it explains the history of the oil sands, how the oil sand is mined and converted into product, and future ways of extracting the oil sand. The Discovery Centre also shows exhibits of machines that are used to process the oil sand. * '''Fort McMurray Tourism''', 1-800-565-3947, schedules tours of '''Syncrude or Suncor''', the main oil sand plants, from May to September. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance (one week to 10 days advance booking recommended). Children under 12 are not allowed on the tour. * '''Aurora Borealis''', the "Northern Lights" are a must see in Fort McMurray. Tours guides such as '''Alta-Can Aurora Tours''' 1-780-452-5187 and '''Aurora Tours''' 1-780-334-2292 can arrange viewings of the elusive lights. Do '''Points North Adventures''', ''+1 780'' 743-9350, offers canoe trips and rentals, river tours, and jet boat rides. *


feature story

: www.calgaryherald.com business fp Suncor+fined+twice 1457244 story.html title Suncor fined twice in one day publisher Calgaryherald.com date 2009-04-02 accessdate 2011-03-10 The riding was created


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population size (10,000 people or more) must be present and a majority of the buildings must be on parcels of land smaller than A community is not always Municipal corporation

to incorporate as a city.


energy program

tensions and conflicts in the Middle East triggered oil price spikes. The population of the town reached 6,847 by 1971 and climbed to 31,000 by 1981, a year after its incorporation as a city. The city continued to grow for a few years even after the oil bust caused by the collapse in world oil prices and the National Energy Program, which was scrapped after the Progressive Conservative Party (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) formed the Government of Canada in 1984. The population peaked at almost 37,000 in 1985,


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or have long waiting periods between each service. Taxi cabs are easily available. Taxi cab companies include: *'''Access Taxi & Limo Service''', ''+1 780'' 743-3333 ''+1 780'' 742-8026 *'''Citycabs''', ''+1 780'' 750 3636 (special phone rate) *'''Comfort Shuttle and Charter Service - ask for Sonny''' (special rates to Oilsand Plants, sites & camps and for oil sands workers), ''+1 780'' 742-8026 *'''Sun Taxi''', ''+1 780'' 743-5050 *'''United Class Cabs''', ''+1 780'' 743-1234 See

thumbnail Oil Sands Discovery Centre (File:Oil Sands Discovery Centre 1.jpg) * '''The Oil Sands Discovery Centre''', 515 MacKenzie Boulevard, ''+1 780'' 743-7167. September 4 - May 13, 10AM-4PM, closed Mondays. The Centre offers an insight on the rapid pace of development happening north of the city. In addition it explains the history of the oil sands, how the oil sand is mined and converted into product, and future ways of extracting the oil sand


main oil

. The Discovery Centre also shows exhibits of machines that are used to process the oil sand. * '''Fort McMurray Tourism''', 1-800-565-3947, schedules tours of '''Syncrude or Suncor''', the main oil sand plants, from May to September. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance (one week to 10 days advance booking recommended). Children under 12 are not allowed on the tour. * '''Aurora Borealis''', the "Northern Lights"


people making

residential community, has some stores. * '''Abasand Heights''' - Primarily residential with several services. * '''Thickwood''', or Thickwood Heights is a large subdivision with approximately 20,000 people making it the second largest subdivision in FortMac. One can expect to find it very similar to Downtown. The main road is Thickwood Blvd. * '''Dickinsfield''' - Primarily residential with several services. * '''Wood Buffalo''' - Primarily residential with several services, a newer area of town. * '''Timberlea''' - The largest subdivision in FortMac with approximately 35,000 people. Most of the new construction in town takes place in this area. Most of this area is residential, however several supermarkets, restaurants, and stores have already opened up, and there is talk of a large shopping mall to be built here. A new police station is being built here. There are many smaller "sub"-subdivisions here, such as Lakewood, Parsons Creek, and Confederation Heights. Get in By plane Fort McMurray Airport (YMM) has several flights daily between Edmonton and Calgary and one daily flight between St. John's Newfoundland which stops in Toronto en route. By car Highway 63 is the main road to Fort McMurray, about 450 kilometres NE of Edmonton. It is paralleled by Highway 881 for about 200 kilometres. The road is one lane in each direction for the vast majority of the trip. Twinning has been promised, but progress is slow. Some passing lanes have been installed. While large, wide loads and truck traffic both use the highway, traffic counts are low except Thursday nights (southbound) and Sunday afternoons evenings (northbound). Be ware that Highway 63 has recently become notorious for vehicle accidents. This highway is a two lane highway, and many people commute to the oil sands from communities south adding to the strain. In addition most structures for the oil sands are built in Edmonton and trucked up north, which can take up the entire highway. The Alberta gov't plans to twin the highway in the near future but in the meantime, please obey all speed limits and have respect for these huge modules being trucked up. By train Passenger rail service ended in 1986. While there's been some talk about upgrading the existing rail freight corridor, there's no real prospect of bringing it back at this time. By bus Fort McMurray is served by Greyhound and Red Arrow Motorcoach from Edmonton. Get around Fort McMurray is in fact, a loose cluster of several dozen subdivisions, many having only one entry exit. Most subdivisions are pedestrian friendly, however to travel from one part of town to the other end, a vehicle is definitely recommended. Fort McMurray has an extensive public transit system that reaches all areas of the city. It is common however for the buses to be late or have long waiting periods between each service. Taxi cabs are easily available. Taxi cab companies include: *'''Access Taxi & Limo Service''', ''+1 780'' 743-3333 ''+1 780'' 742-8026 *'''Citycabs''', ''+1 780'' 750 3636 (special phone rate) *'''Comfort Shuttle and Charter Service - ask for Sonny''' (special rates to Oilsand Plants, sites & camps and for oil sands workers), ''+1 780'' 742-8026 *'''Sun Taxi''', ''+1 780'' 743-5050 *'''United Class Cabs''', ''+1 780'' 743-1234 See thumbnail Oil Sands Discovery Centre (File:Oil Sands Discovery Centre 1.jpg) * '''The Oil Sands Discovery Centre''', 515 MacKenzie Boulevard, ''+1 780'' 743-7167. September 4 - May 13, 10AM-4PM, closed Mondays. The Centre offers an insight on the rapid pace of development happening north of the city. In addition it explains the history of the oil sands, how the oil sand is mined and converted into product, and future ways of extracting the oil sand. The Discovery Centre also shows exhibits of machines that are used to process the oil sand. * '''Fort McMurray Tourism''', 1-800-565-3947, schedules tours of '''Syncrude or Suncor''', the main oil sand plants, from May to September. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance (one week to 10 days advance booking recommended). Children under 12 are not allowed on the tour. * '''Aurora Borealis''', the "Northern Lights" are a must see in Fort McMurray. Tours guides such as '''Alta-Can Aurora Tours''' 1-780-452-5187 and '''Aurora Tours''' 1-780-334-2292 can arrange viewings of the elusive lights. Do '''Points North Adventures''', ''+1 780'' 743-9350, offers canoe trips and rentals, river tours, and jet boat rides. *


great music

tavern located next to Club NV and Smitty's Family Restaurant in the Peter Pond Shopping Center. '''Showgirls Adult Night Club''' - located at 8124 Franklin Avenue with an $6.00 Entertainment Fee $10 Special Events, Showgirls prides itself on being the ultimate in adult entertainment in Fort McMurray for over 10 years. Bringing you the most beautiful women in the adult industry every week for your viewing pleasure. New Management, new renovations for your comfort, great music and open 7 days

Fort McMurray

'''Fort McMurray''', once named '''McMurray''', is an urban service area (List of communities in Alberta#Urban service areas) in the Regional Municipality (R.M.) of Wood Buffalo (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo) in Alberta, Canada. Despite its current official designation of urban service area, many locals, politicians and the media still refer to Fort McMurray as a city. Fort McMurray was known as McMurray between 1947 and 1962.

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