Explore the Wood Buffalo Area

We all want to explore our new home whenever we move to a new city. If you've recently moved to the Fort McMurray area, it's time to explore your new surroundings. Many great natural areas make this a desirable area for those moving for a new job or for any other reason. Here's what you can discover throughout the Wood Buffalo Area.

This is the oil sands capital of Alberta and provides four rivers, which meet. The clear water of the Athabasca, the Christina, the Horse and the Clearwater rivers provides a beautiful opportunity for all new residents to enjoy this incredible scenery.

Spend time canoeing in the rivers or choose a more advance hobby of whitewater paddling for your journey. No matter what you choose, a warm summer day, four great rivers and an abundance of nature will provide an excellent environment for discovery.

Boating is very popular throughout the area and ranges from kayaking to power boating. Whether you own a boat already, prefer to rent one or plan to own one soon, you can get exactly what you need in the Wood Buffalo area. Even those just looking for a tour on a boat can take a jet boat tour of the area. This will provide an up-close look at the rivers and the forest surround these beautiful waters.

New residents will quickly realize they've stepped into an area full of history, nature and fun. Fort McMurray is very much and outdoor area, especially in the summer months. The winter months bring plenty of opportunities for ice hockey, cross-country skiing and many other winter sports.

Another adventure found throughout Wood Buffalo is only accessible through a floatplane. Take one of the Voyage Air charter planes for a fly-in fishing camp at one of the area lodges including:

  • Island Lake Lodge
  • Jug Bay Lodge
  • Andrew Lake Lodge
  • And a few others

Whether you love fishing, canoeing, golf, hiking, camping or anything else outdoors, you will find it here. A weeklong canoeing trip or a day trip to one of the many natural areas will provide the adventure you seek.

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