Fort McMurray & Area
In the heart of downtown Fort McMurray, Nomad Hotel & Suites is perfectly located for guests to take a short walk to shopping at the Peter Pond Mall, dine at dozens of restaurants, enjoy an evening out on the town at nightclubs or fun and games at the Boomtown Casino.
Winter offers cross country skiing, snowmobile tours and more. Summer serves up a choice of 18-hole golf courses nearby including the Fort McMurray Golf Club, Miskanaw Golf Club and Quarry Ridge Golf Course. There's all season fun at the Boomtown Casino, a vibrant nightlife scene, theatres, bowling alleys and billiard halls.
In the areas surrounding Fort McMurray opportunities for outdoor adventure are almost limitless. Experience exhilarating white water runs on the local rivers; take a helicopter tour or hike and bike through hundreds of trails in the Richardson River sand dune area. Fishing is easy to get hooked on and includes the chance to fly on a floatplane directly from Fort McMurray to remote areas virtually untouched by man. In the dense forests rich with unique northern vegetation and wildlife both nature photography and hunting are popular pursuits.
Discover the history, science and technology behind the world's first commercially successful oil sands project at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. Suncor Energy's Experience the Energy Tour offers guided tours of the mining to pipeline process.
Enjoy unique cultural events such as Interplay and the Blueberry Festival and special community festivals, parades, live theatre almost every week during the summer. Fort McMurray also has a thriving community of artists, actors, musicians and craftspeople. Their work can be discovered at markets, festivals, trade fairs and theatres.
During the winter the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) make the sky dance with mesmerizing hues of green, white and red . The Cree Indians called this phenomenon the Dance of the Spirits. For more information go to www.northernlightstoursalberta.com.
For more ideas on what to see and do visit Fort McMurray Tourism.