Oil Sands Discovery Centre

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Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Oil Sands Discovery Centre
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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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ryanyimin
Burnaby, Canada2 contributions
I have been here twice, great show
Mar. 2020 • Solo
I can learn the history of oil sands, I can learn how to make oil out of the sand. Thanks for your great job!
Written February 9, 2021
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Al Gray
6 contributions
Informative
Jan. 2020
The centre is very informative and fun. Give you a very good idea of how the oilsands work and are developed. Very nice gift store too.
Written January 13, 2020
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Ulrich S
Fort McMurray, Canada9 contributions
one of the not-to-miss attractions of Fort McMurray
Apr. 2019
Site is awesome, very informative, very interesting.

This explains very closely, how Canada is producing one of the worlds most needed commodity ..... Oil .

I absolutely would recommend to visit the Oil Sands Discovery Centre !
Written December 10, 2019
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Eric d
St. Lucia95 contributions
Need more depth ..for after
Dec. 2019 • Solo
I've been through this area a few time and learn more each time. One of the biggest things that seems to be a environmental 'ignorance' is how the oil sands are actually benefitting the people and the land by making the land better and more inhabitable than it was after the fact through reclamation. No one could possibly live in the oil sands now as it's actually toxic...but in many years it won't be. Go figure.
Written December 7, 2019
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Ginettew72
Westbridge, Canada12 contributions
Learning about Oil sands
Nov. 2019 • Family
Interesting and informative loved the interactive learning games Leary a lot about the oil sands and like the big truck
Written November 4, 2019
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Peter M
Morinville, Canada714 contributions
A must stop place.
Oct. 2019
If your going to Fort Mac then it is imperative that you stop here. So educational to see how the whole system works of extracting oil from the ground. Really makes you understand how its all done. Definately a must stop and see place. If you have the CF1 card you get in for free.
Written October 25, 2019
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clareb996
Holmes Beach, Florida48 contributions
Very Informative
Oct. 2019
What a wonderful place to visit, we were so pleased we took the time to stop at the discovery centre. So much information to take in. Friendly and helpful staff, We not only enjoyed the displays but enjoyed the films and presentation on bitumen and the demonstration of what it looks like etc. Recommended for anyone traveling to Fort McMurray.
Written October 17, 2019
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Michael H
Madeley, UK157 contributions
Interesting and interactive
Aug. 2019 • Family
This place is great. They have a really interesting and good mix of films exhibits and interactive displays to keep everyone happy. The oil sands story is fascinating and we all had a great time. Highly recommended.
Written August 15, 2019
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AbCanada
Kelowna, Canada288 contributions
Very informative and well presented!
Aug. 2019 • Couples
This is an excellent presentation of the history of the oil sands, the technology involved, the challenges and the opportunities. Very understandable and extremely well presented. A definite must see!
Written August 12, 2019
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Mona T
5 contributions
a must see while in Fort McMurray Ab
Jul. 2019 • Friends
An amazing experience for the whole family. very hands on, and interactive. It will give you the history of the Oil sand development from the begging to present.
totally a must see if you are in Fort McMurray
Written July 31, 2019
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Oil Sands Discovery Centre is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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