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Best Cultural Experience

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Fort McMurray Heritage Village

1 Tolen Drive, 780-791-7575

PHOTO: Dawn Booth

Fort McMurray’s history is well-loved and explored by its residents. With novels like More than Oil - Trappers, Traders & Settlers, and This Place We Call Home available, historians have continued to present the past into the future through literature. And, if you want to transport yourself into history – beyond the well-written text, you can do this at Fort McMurray’s Heritage Village.

The Village highlights how Fort McMurray first established itself through the fur trade and oil sands development and takes you into some of the very first buildings that helped shape our city. Walk into Wop May’s home, see a trapper’s cabin first-hand or explore the Hill Family Home; there are over a dozen places to check out inside Heritage Village.

The plot of land located at 1 Tolen Drive is home to a collection of structures for guests to walk into life as it once was in these earlier beginnings – each with a different story and place on Fort McMurray’s historical timeline.


Dawn Booth is a local journalist and business owner of the communication service, Media Booth. Residing in Fort McMurray since 2007, Booth has been actively working in the Wood Buffalo region as a media and marketing expert. From her arrival to the city, until November 2010, she worked as the Special Features Editor at the Fort McMurray Today. In April 2011, she co-launched snapd Wood Buffalo and managed the publication for three years, until June 2014. In March 2014, she created Media Booth and is currently working with a wide-variety of clients in the business and nonprofit sectors throughout Alberta. Her passion for volunteering in the community has given her two civic awards from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She has also received the title for the Fort McMurray Connect's Top 40 Under 40 and is one of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta's 2014-2015 Women of Inspiration. A happy wife and loving mother to two young boys and a baby girl, Booth can be found easily at