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Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Very interesting

This place give you a lot of good information about the oil sands and the environment. They put a... read more

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Fort McMurray, Canada
Very interesting

You can't visit Ft. McMurray without stopping here to fully understand the uniqueness of Alberta's... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
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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...more
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515 Mackenzie Blvd, Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4X3, Canada
+1 780-743-7167
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Reviewed yesterday

This place give you a lot of good information about the oil sands and the environment. They put a lot of work in it and can provide many more information if you asked them.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Aficio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this place is rated well, it was lacking something in its structure, despite being rather informative. Perhaps being winter limited the ability to open up other attractions. Designed more for adults rather than children. The practical demonstration was very good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Farmer C
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Bit propagandistic but very interesting. Outside there are huge machines and parts of equipment which was my favourite part of the exhibit. You are able to walk up to some of the machinery that has been used and see the huge scale of the equipment!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AW4554
Reviewed September 6, 2018

You can't visit Ft. McMurray without stopping here to fully understand the uniqueness of Alberta's oil sands!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deb S
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Informative, great for kids and adults alike. I learned a great deal in a fun environment- highly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jmm19572014
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Can be very in-depth if you want it to be. Lots of videos and presentations, if watch them all. I thought I knew quite a bit about the oil sands, but by the time I came out of there, I realized that I didn’t know...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank danielcampbell943
Reviewed July 30, 2018

From the time you enter the village, you are transported through to a time which will completely engage you. All the buildings possess really interesting facts and findings. The historical displays are done with some technology but mostly authentic artifacts, all within a park setting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maralyn R
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

It was fun and great to site in a big truck. We learn lot of info and the presentation was great. Its been couple time we are going and we always like it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Johanie S
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Brought my parents there to learn a little about what I do. It shows various stages of extraction and oil production. Has a few Dino replicas and a haul truck simulation. Super fun for families with small children or a good way to burn a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank KnowYourWhisky
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Make sure to see the videos and stay for the demonstration. We learned a lot about how the history of the oil sands and ongoing journey realizing its value. The staff were very informative and answered all our questions. There were plenty interactive displays tactile,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DRobb04
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May E
June 27, 2018|
Response from OSDC | Property representative |
Hello May, unfortunately Fort McMurray Tourism’s Suncor tours were discontinued in 2016, and there are no immediate plans to bring them back at this point in time. Thank you for your interest!
More Ave P
January 27, 2017|
Response from OSDC | Property representative |
Admission is $11.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors, $7.00 for youth (7-17), and $29.00 for a family,
March 22, 2015|
Response from OSDC | Property representative |
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