Fort McMurray is an urban community of Wood Buffalo, Northern Alberta, Canada. The motto of the city is "We Have The Energy". The first European explorer that reached the area of Fort McMurray, in 1778, was Peter Pond. He came in search of furs, because the European loved them. He was followed by Alexander MacKenzie, in 1790, who was the first to describe the oil sands of Fort McMurray.
Only 80 years later, the settlement of Fort McMurray was founded. In 1947, it was incorporated as a village and one year later as a city. Although in present Fort McMurray is not a city anymore, the locals still consider it one. It has 61,000 residents and an area of 60 square kilometers. Visit it and you will enjoy a beautiful time in it.
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Top Attractions within Fort McMurray
The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are one of the most important attractions in town. Thanks to the climate and the surrounding areas of Fort McMurray, in the frosty nights you can admire the wonderful phenomenon of Northern Lights. Get ready for this show of the nature when the sun sets and enjoy it, because this opportunity may be unique in your life.
The Buffalo is one of the most interesting attractions of Fort McMurray. This is a statue, made from stone and located near the highway. This statue of a buffalo attracts a lot of tourists to Fort McMurray and is considered one of the best attractions in the area of this wonderful city.
Heritage Park is a living museum located in Fort McMurray. Its objective is to collect, preserve and share the history of Fort McMurray and to teach the locals eveything about the amazing city they live in. You can take tours, either with a guide, or by yourself to admire the incredible old buildings still standing in this Fort McMurray park.