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Oil Sands Discovery Centre

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515 Mackenzie Blvd, Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4X3, Canada
+1 780-743-7167
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Very nice experience and great staff!

Really nice place. I was lucky to have the museum almost to myself because of the bad weather and... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Karin M
Great Facility

Mac Island is an all round great facility.The gym is amazing the pool must be the best in... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
scott d
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The Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray is located in the heart of the world's biggest single oil deposit - the Athabasca Oil Sands. The Centre is an educational facility committed to increasing public awareness and knowledge about the oil sands. Come to the Oil Sands Discovery Centre and experience the history, science, and technology of the oil sands. It's the closest you can get without boots and a hard hat! The Centre is a provincial facility operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, Historic Sites and Museums Branch.
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  • Average11%
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515 Mackenzie Blvd, Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4X3, Canada
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Really nice place. I was lucky to have the museum almost to myself because of the bad weather and road conditions. I Watched the documentary and took a look around. I love the fact that it is so interactive and friendly to all ages. Thumbs...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Mac Island is an all round great facility.The gym is amazing the pool must be the best in Canada.Plus they have indoor running track.Ice rinks and couple arenas for basketball , soccer, badminton...The monthly pass is reasonable.All round great facilty for town.

Thank scott d
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

It was very interesting to learn (through the films) about the history of exploration of oil sands - the people,their interests, and then the politics. It was eerie to hear from politicians of the past and their later recollections. It would be interesting to have...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We been there couple time and like it. Good info and always have some fun in the truck. Great people and great activities.

Thank crottejojo
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I am sure everyone in Fort McMurray is aware of this place, as it is an attraction for school kids, across the age range. The place does a decent job at explaining how oilsands are converted into usable crude or fuel. The large truck could...More

Thank Pietro D
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

When I first moved to the area I went with my family and was really surprised at how much this centre had to offer. We started with a video history of the area and how the crude oil extraction process works. There are many interactive...More

Thank Evan D
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

But I couldn't find any. The gift shop is kinda lame. I wanted something for my 7yr and 8yr old and they had Walmart type things except for the 200.00 little CAT trucks. Perhaps something inbetween would be nice. I took a really quick look...More

Thank Eric d
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Pleasant relaxing atmosphere. Equally suitable for families, tourists, oil industry workers. Well organized with helpful staff. Provides a keen insight into the geology, history and development of the "oil sands".

Thank Discovery169
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The best part was the big CAT truck that the kids could go on. Not much to see. Plan to stay for an hour.

Thank theonlylostmoose
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very Nice musume. I recommend to visit and spend couple of hours to find out more about the oil sand and extraction process.

Thank Sam J
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More Ave P
27 January 2017|
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Admission is $11.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors, $7.00 for youth (7-17), and $29.00 for a family,
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Ross K
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Hello Ross, Admission rates are as follows: adults $8.00, seniors (age 65 and up) $6.00, youth (age 7-17) $4.00 ,and children 6 and under are free. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Please visit our website for more... More
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