Radisson Hotel and Suites Fort McMurray
435 Gregoire Drive, Fort McMurray Alberta T9H 4K7
Reservations: 1-780-743-2400

Welcome To The Radisson Hotel and Suites Fort McMurray
435 Gregoire Drive, Fort McMurray Alberta T9H 4K7 Reservations: 1-780-743-2400

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Great Hotel Rooms in Fort McMurray Canada

Radisson Hotel & Suites standard hotel rooms go beyond the standards for comfort you'll find at most hotels in the area. And our hotel rooms are perfect for either the vacationer or the business traveler.

As the hub of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Fort McMurray sits at the confluence of the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers. Our municipality is the largest in North America, stretching east to the Saskatchewan border and north to the Northwest Territories. The local area offers abundant natural beauty, and exciting geological wonders such as the Athabasca oil sands - referred to as the eight wonder of the world.

The Radisson Hotel & Suites Fort McMurray is located at 435 Gregoire Drive, Fort McMurray. Fort McMurray can be reached via Highway 63 North. Other transportation options include the Fort McMurray Airport, served daily from major western gateway cities.

We have ample complimentary parking for registered guests, including the use of winterized plug-ins.

GPS Coordinates: N 56 degrees; 685244 | W -111 degrees; .348271

Local Restaurants

  • Boston Pizza
  • The Keg
  • Montana's
  • Moxie's
  • The Fish Place
  • Earl's Restaurant

No matter what time of year it is, there is always something to see and do in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Whether a business person coming in for a few days or a family on vacation, the City of Fort McMurray, AB will keep you occupied and entertained.

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce

- regional economic information (1-780-743-3100)

Oilsands Interpretative Center Museum

- open year round (1-780-743-7167)

Heritage Park Museum

- open year round (1-780-791-7575)

Public Tours of Oilsands Mining Operations

- available through the summer months through the Fort McMurray

Visitor's Bureau

- (1-800-565-3947)

Vista Ridge Recreational Facilities

- skiing, downhill & cross country (1-780-743-8651)

Gregoire Lake Provincial Park

- located 30 minutes south of Fort McMurray

Paved bicycle and walking paths

- through-out the city

Northern Lights in Fort McMurray

"The Ballad of the Northern Lights", aptly describes the northern skies of Fort McMurray on its most cold, clear winter evenings. Much folklore exists surrounding the Aurora. To the Inuit, the dancing lights were spirits on their way to heaven. To Siberians, they were children playing soccer in the sky with a walrus skull. Some believe the road to heaven is hard to find so former lost souls light up the night sky to make the journey a little easier for those who are searching for the ultimate destination.

Displays can vary from just a few minutes to several hours and colors and movements are hard to predict. Sometimes the spectacle is like a bright dance, other times just a muted glow. Most often the lights are white and green but on rare occasions, red northern lights tower miles high above the northern skies. One thing is certain; no matter how many times you see the Aurora Borealis, it leaves you in awe, frozen in your tracks, gazing at the cross roads between visible and invisible forces of nature.

Whether your preference is to immerse yourself in the quiet solitude of a northern lake or navigate a stretch of churning white water, local outfitters can suggest the outing for you. Escape into the unbelievable landscapes carved from the Canadian Shield when glaciers expanded and retreated during the last ice age.

During the summer, follow the Fort Chipewyan winter road to access the trails and campsites throughout the wilderness of the Richardson backcountry that will lead you to the Athabasca Sand Dunes ecological preserve.

Follow the route of Peter Pond who traveled the Clearwater River and crossed the Methye Portage over 200 years ago or travel the mighty Athabasca, the transportation corridor of days gone by. Jet boats, canoes, Kayaks and personal watercraft operators share the river highways and all must yield to in and outbound float planes. Canoe and kayak rentals, shuttle transportation and outfitted hourly to multi-day trips are offered by local operators.

Get a bird's eye view of the oil sands sites or the city on board a heli-flight seeing tour. Customized trips including picnic lunches on a sandbar or a drop in to the Richardson dunes can be arranged.

If exploring further north is your wish, customized tour packages to Fort Chipewyan can be arranged for a few hours or a few days.

Fabulous Tourist Attractions Near Fort McMurray, Canada

If you like the great outdoors, Fort McMurray is a gold mine of great tourist attractions. Located in the northeastern region of Alberta, Fort McMurray is a place immersed in natural beauty where land, sky and water meet to provide unparalleled vacation possibilities. Canoe the historic travel and trade routes followed by early trappers and explorers, explore the sand dunes, hike the trails, fish the pristine clear waters of Northern Alberta, gaze in awe at the Aurora Borealis or join a learning tour of the Athabasca Oil Sands - a natural resource that has been spoken of as the "eighth wonder of the world".

Fort McMurray At a Glance:

  • Location: 435 Km northeast of Edmonton on Highway 63
  • Population: 61,000 - city and 73,000 - Municipality
  • Average Temperature: January -19.8 C July +16.6
  • Annual Rainfall: 334.5 mm
  • Annual Snowfall: 172.0 cm
  • Hours of Sunshine/Year 2108.9
  • Elevation: 370 m
  • Industries: Oil sands, natural gas and pipeline sectors, forestry, tourism, retail

Fort McMurray Tourist Attractions:

  • Syncrude Canada Oil Tour
  • Points North Adventure Tours
  • Alt-Can Aurora Northern Lights Tours
  • Suncor Energy Tour
  • Oil Sands Discovery Tour
  • Vista Ridge Recreation Area
  • Wood Buffalo National Park
  • Fort McMurray Historical Society
  • Heritage Park

Getting to Fort McMurray, Alberta:

Direct airline service, charter flights, efficient bus transportation, well maintained and well traveled highways make getting to Fort McMurray and area easy. Fort McMurray is a comfortable 4.5 hour road trip from Edmonton, Alberta.

An efficient public transportation system, cabs and rental car services make getting around the city a snap. River travel is still an option for business or pleasure, as it was in the days of the voyageurs.

Access to Fort Chipewyan is limited to air or river travel during the summer months and is an adventurous 280 km trip by winter road during the colder months.

The History of Fort McMurray, Alberta:

A fur trader by the name of Peter Pond is credited as the first white man to travel through this region in 1778 in search of furs. In 1870, Henry "John" Moberly was dispatched by the Hudson's Bay Company to open a trading post here. He named the post Fort McMurray after William McMurray, the chief factor for the Hudson's Bay Company in the region. While the fur trade dwindled, Fort McMurray remained the most significant transportation terminus to the Arctic.

Before 1921 Fort McMurray was accessible only by river, travelling on scows - uncomfortable, wide, flat-bottom boats. In 1968, the MacKenzie Highway and Great Slave Railway became the preferred routing. Mixed passenger and freight rail service came to a halt when the Canadian National railway closed the line in 1989. The history of Fort McMurray is a tribute to the rogues, fortune hunters, idealists and adventurers who helped to open up the Canadian North; a celebration of those rugged souls who carved out a life for themselves in surroundings that were as inhospitable as they were beautiful.

Today, Fort McMurray's oil sands industry is a prosperous one and continues to grow. It promises success well into the new millennium.

Our friendly staff will be happy to help you discover all of Fort McMurray's tourist attractions. You can also visit the official Fort McMurray tourism website here: www.fortmcmurraytourism.com

Fort McMurray is a lively, fun city with lots to do and see year round. We hope you'll use this page of upcoming special events to help you plan your fun-filled visit to Fort McMurray, Alberta. We've got cultural and sporting events, exhibitions, outdoor activities and much more!

More Things to do in Fort McMurray

The Northern Lights

Displays can vary from just a few minutes to several hours and colors and movements are hard to predict. Sometimes the spectacle is like a bright dance, other times just a muted glow. Most often the lights are white and green but on rare occasions, red northern lights tower miles high above the northern skies. One thing is certain; no matter how many times you see the Aurora Borealis, it leaves you in awe, frozen in your tracks, gazing at the cross roads between visible and invisible forces of nature.

Heritage Park

Fort McMurray's Heritage Park aims to preserve historical artifacts and buildings from the town's past. Visitors can take professionally or self-guided tours of an early 1900s trappers cabin, a Catholic mission, a drug store from the 1940s and more. A number of special events are held at the park throughout the year.

Oil Sands Discovery Centre

It's as close as you can get to the oil sands, without a hard hat and work boots!" The Oil Sands Discovery Centre tells the story of Alberta's oil sands through colourful, interactive exhibits and daily interpretive programs.

Boomtown Casino

The 12,000 square foot casino features 196 slots and twelve table games. Located at the Peter Pond Shopping Centre. Open daily at 10 am. Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Restaurant and lounge on site.

Heritage Park

Fort McMurray's Heritage Park aims to preserve historical artifacts and buildings from the town's past. Visitors can take professionally or self-guided tours of an early 1900s trappers cabin, a Catholic mission, a drug store from the 1940s and more. A number of special events are held at the park throughout the year.

Attractions in Fort McMurray

Majic Country Wilderness Adventures

Specializing in guided fishing trips, jet boat tours, aurora Borealis viewing, photography, birding and custom packages.

Miskanaw Golf Club

This lush public course features 18 holes for a full days of golf. Perfect for both the beginner and professional, this course also boasts a lounge and restaurant on site and pro shop.

Historic Abasand Walk

Two or three times each summer Fort McMurray's Oil Sands Discovery Centre offers guided tours of one of the oldest oil sands plants in the area. Participants must pre-register for the walks, which take approximately two hours and travel 10 km (6.2 mi) from the centre to Abasand Oils Limited.

Outdoor Adrenalin

Outdoor Adrenalin, a Canadian Outdoor Adventure Company in northern Alberta, offers ATVs, snowmobiles, utility trailers and tub trailers for customized tours, daily and weekly rentals plus annual recreation memberships.

InterPLAY Festival

The InterPLAY Festival is dedicated to promoting and celebrating visual, culinary and performing arts in Fort McMurry. Activities and attractions, which take place over three days, include improv, live music, children's theatre and more. Visitors get a chance to see performers from Canada and across the globe.

Club Carlson

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