Fort McMurray Tourism Advertorial - Year Round Fun in Wood Buffalo!
Whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, there is fun to be had in and around Wood Buffalo.
Fort McMurray is a mecca for outdoor adventures and activities, with hiking, camping, fishing, boating, hunting, cross-country skiing, golf, 4x4ing, snowmobiling and much more just outside the city limits. In the summer, enjoy our long hours of daylight and bright sunshine to take advantage of these outdoor activities. In winter months, the Aurora Borealis dazzle visitors from around the world.
VISTA RIDGE SKI HILL & WILDPLAY WOOD BUFFALO
Vista Ridge aims to be the best non-mountain winter recreation in Alberta. We have great skiing and snowboarding runs with modern lifts and awesome parks plus a friendly beginners area. For non-skiers (Or for those who fancy a change) We have an incredible tube park for you to enjoy. Add to all this a beautiful main lodge, plentiful rental equipment, delicious food and friendly staff and it’s easy to see why they’re so popular!
BIRCHWOOD TRAILS AND OUTDOOR GREEN GYM
The Birchwood Trails are located in the Con Creek valley between Thickwood, Dickensfield, Timberlea, and offer great opportunities for walking, running and cross country skiing in the winter months. The trails boast some of the best cross country skiing in the province, with the longest season and great groomed tracks.
OIL SANDS DISCOVERY CENTRE
Whether school’s in session, or not, it’s always a good time to learn! The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is all about public awareness and increasing knowledge about the oil sands, with a special emphasis on fun for the kids! Admission includes demonstrations, films and more.
NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are mesmerizing, dynamic displays of light that appear in the night time northern skies. There are few sights that equal the magic and mystery of these brilliant waves of color dancing in the cool night air.
To find out the next tour date and to book contact Northern Lights Outdoor Excursions at nloea.com or call (403) 474-4934.
MACDONALD ISLAND PARK
MacDonald Island is a key note to the city and includes the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Miskanaw Golf Club and the Shell Place. It’s world-class sports, recreation and entertainment facilities are a must-see when you come here. With so much to explore, don’t miss out on the Aboriginal Interpretive Trail. It’s a walk along the Island’s border with art installments found throughout. For full details visit www.macdonaldisland.ca
KEYANO THEATRE & THRIVING LOCAL ART SCENE
At the heart of the city’s cultural community are the and Norm Weiss Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts. Keyano Theatre has assembled a loyal and solid foundation of actors, volunteers and audience members through the production of over one hundred musical, dramatic and comedic performances. A culture of creativity manifests throughout the Wood Buffalo region. With dozens of artists living in the area, the community is actively involved in showcasing their works of art through events and programs, as well as in local galleries. An artist directory can be found on the Arts Council of Wood Buffalo website at www.artscouncilwb.ca Stop by the Points North Gallery at 10015 Centennial Drive and the Art Foundry at River Station at 8130 Fraser Avenue to view and purchase artwork by local residents.
There is an abundance of great restaraunts and pubs throughout the city. Full a full listing and map of where they are all located please find the Fort McMurray Food & Entertainment Guide. It can be picked up around the city or else available online at fortmcmurrayfoodguide.ca.
HERITAGE VILLAGE & SHIPYARD
Discovery Fort McMurray’s rich past at Heritage Village which is now open all year round. Walk through history and explore the stories, buildings and artifacts of those who build our community. Discover their amazing gift shop for gift to take home.
This annual celebration in Wood Buffalo includes a talent show, the Snye Pond Hockey Tournament, WinterPLAYGROUND, fireworks, and more!
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