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Maybe you don't mind having your home taken over by family for a few days or a few weeks. However, if you prefer to put family up in a hotel, when they visit, you need to know the top choices throughout the Fort McMurray area. Here are a few great places for family to stay when they visit.

Chateau Nova Fort McMurray - Fort McMurray Airport

With plenty of comfortable services and conveniences, this is a top choice for your family. They provide an affordable rate and a location near the Casman Centre and the Haxton Centre at Borealis Park. Many other top Fort McMurray attractions are nearby and if your family wants to enjoy the fun offered throughout the city, the Chateau Nova is a good choice for their stay.

Nomad Hotel & Suites - 10006 MacDonald

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KayakingOutdoor fun is what the Wood Buffalo area and Fort McMurray are known for, other than the oil sands. This area of Canada provides plenty of winter fun and when the summer weather comes, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy including canoeing and kayaking. Here are a few of the top spots to enjoy some time on the water.

Christina and Horse Rivers

When these two rivers meet, there's plenty of fun for those in a kayak or canoe. This area is one of the top choices for your paddling fun and you will find plenty of adventure on both of these rivers.

A warm summer day in Fort McMurray, with the whitewater river fun is a great adventure. You will enjoy plenty of towering trees in the boreal forest, along with sparkling waterways. The

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The Wood Buffalo area is most known for Fort McMurray, but this isn't the only community found here. There are many other choices out there and quite a variety of types of communities in this area. Here's a quick look at the different communities in the Wood Buffalo area.


This popular community is known for outdoor recreation. It's found about 45 kilometres from Fort McMurray right on the shores of Willow Lake.


This rural community is a destination for outdoor lovers. It's about 140 kilometres from Fort McMurray.


Another outdoor community with the Clearwater River found throughout, Draper is home to about 250 residents.

Fort Chipewyan

The oldest community in the area, Fort Chipewyan is known most as the second

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Fort McMurray is known for outdoor fun and there's plenty of it. Whether you enjoy golfing, fishing or just being one with nature, you can find the perfect activity for you within the area. Here are some of the top outdoor activities you can enjoy.


Golfers love this area of Alberta because of the beautiful course found here. You can enjoy any of the three 18-hole golf courses found throughout the boreal forest. The long summer evenings are perfect for a round of golf and if you want to get in a little practice, head to the MacDonald Island complex. You can even use the indoor golf simulator here to practice in the winter.


Catching the big one is very possible in the Fort McMurray area. There are plenty of lakes, rivers and

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Camping is a very popular activity for the summer in the Wood Buffalo area. With so many beautiful outdoor areas, it's easy to understand why so many people head to the different camping areas during the warmer months. Here are a few of the best places to go camping in the area.

Wood Buffalo National Park

As one of the largest places for camping in all of Canada, this national park is a great choice. The park covers over 44,000 square kilometres of space and provides a home for plenty of wilderness. Its home to the largest beaver dam in the world and the endangered whooping crane.

Camping here is a great experience for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy the pristine lake, the Athabasca River and plenty of wildlife at the Wood Buffalo

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With summer right around the corner, it's a good idea to start planning for the best events for your needs. There will be plenty to choose from and some of the biggest events of the year come to Fort McMurray during the summer. Here's what you can expect this summer.

Metis Festival 2014 - May 23rd from 9am to 6pm

This annual festival will happen on Friday, May 23rd from 9am to 6pm. It will provide plenty of artists including:

  • Sagkeeng's Finest
  • Jerry Sereda
  • Asham Stompers
  • Inez Jasper
  • Boverly Lambert
  • And More!

This festival will include plenty of cultural activities, food and fun.

Fort McMurray Air Show - May 31st to June 1st, Starting at 10am

The Fort McMurray Airport will hold the Fort McMurray International Air Show

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Image Credit: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is full of great recreation areas. Some of these areas provide a place for camping. This area provides many outdoor activities and the campgrounds are full of amenities. Here's a list of the campgrounds throughout the area.

Engstrom Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Once this campground opens again, you can enjoy all kinds of fun throughout the area. During the winter, you can still enjoy ice fishing here. Engstrom Lake Provincial Recreation Area provides:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Power Boating
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • And More!

Gregoire Lake Provincial Park

Maybe the best park for camping in the area, the Gregoire Lake Provincial Park provides plenty of camping areas. Amenities and

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