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Visit Fort McMurray and experience the rugged natural splendor of western Canada. Situated at the point where 4 crystal-clear rivers meet, and surrounded by dense, lush forest, it's a veritable haven for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Come in summer and enjoy lakeside beaches, hiking trails, and water sports. In winter, it's one of the very best places to experience the greatest natural show on earth – the Aurelia Borealis, or northern lights. Heavy annual snowfall also ensures that there are plenty of opportunities for skiing and other winter sports.

Things to see

The Oil Sands Discovery Center is a fun interactive museum which offers a fascinating insight into the history, science, and technology behind Alberta's thriving oil sands industry. Entrance includes access to live demonstrations, film screenings, and all exhibits. The center also runs a wide range of youth and education programs. MacDonald Island Park is a vast recreational, leisure, and social center, which could keep any visitor busy for days on end. Here you'll find a huge aquatics complex, 2 NHL-sized hockey arenas, a rock climbing wall, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a beautiful 18-hole golf course, an art gallery, and a dance academy. If you have any time left over after taking all of that in, Heritage Park is a beautiful historical village which offers visitors the chance to step back in time and experience the Fort McMurray of yesteryear. The village is only fully operational in the summer, but during the festive season it plays host to a magical Christmas shop.

Hotels in Fort McMurray

Although luxury accommodation is in short supply, there's a great selection of hotels in Fort McMurray offering fantastic amenities for holidaymakers and business travelers alike. Some of the most popular options boast indoor pools, spa tubs, fitness centers, and first class conference facilities. Many of these hotels also pride themselves on being eco-friendly. Wherever you choose to stay, you can expect free WiFi, cable television, coffee and tea making facilities, and climate control in your room.

Where to stay

Most of Fort McMurray's hotels are located downtown. Here you'll find sleek shopping malls, restaurants serving cuisine from all corners of the globe, and cozy pubs which are sure to be packed with friendly locals whenever there's a hockey game on. There are also late night clubs and bars offering everything from live country music to the latest dance anthems. If you prefer more tranquil surroundings, you could stay in the residential district of Gregoire, which has convenient shops and some lovely low-key restaurants. Should you have an early morning flight to catch, there are also places to stay near Fort McMurray Airport.

How to get to Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray Airport receives regular flights from Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Denver, Colorado. Car rental is available at the airport, and there are regular buses to downtown Fort McMurray. A number of hotels also offer airport shuttles. You can reach Fort McMurray by coach from destinations including Edmonton, but there is no passenger rail service in the area.