Nestled in the Boreal forest at the confluence of four rivers, is Fort McMurray, the largest community in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Stretching from north central Alberta to the borders of Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo ranks, by area, among the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray has all the amenities for a full filling life style with numerous schools, a state of the art college, an abundance of restaurants, entertainment venues, sports and recreation facilities, three golf courses, museums, and so much more. Discover all that our region has to offer!
Fort McMurray is 435 kilometres (270 mi) north-east of Edmonton, Alberta on Highway 63, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the Saskatchewan border, nestled in the Boreal forest at the confluence of the Athabasca River and the Clearwater River.
It is located 370 metres (1,214 ft) above sea level. Fort McMurray is the largest community in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
The Fort McMurray Public and Catholic School Districts both serve the Primary, Elementary, and Secondary Education needs of students in Fort McMurray.
Based in the Abasand subdivision, Centre Boreal Francophone School serves the needs of Francophone students in the area.
Keyano College is a publicly funded college and vocational institute based in the area known for both its Musical Instrument Repair diploma as well as for its role in training workers for the Oil Sands. Known as the cultural hub of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Keyano College has two state-of-the-art theatres and hosts a variety of musical and theatrical events that attract upwards of 50,000 visitors each season.
There is so much to see and do in the Regional Municipality of Wood buffalo.