Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Fort McMurray

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Head to Oil Sands Discovery Centre for a lesson in Fort McMurray's oil industry. Located at the heart of the world's largest oil deposit, the center aims to increase public awareness about the oil industry as well as educate visitors on the current processes that go into extracting bitumen from the oil sands. Younger visitors will appreciate the center's interactive exhibits, especially the chance to simulate driving one of the industrial haul trucks. To visit Oil Sands Discovery Centre and other attractions in Fort McMurray, use our Fort McMurray trip planner .
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  • 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 inter...  more »
  • 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...Th...  more »
  • 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 pas...  more »
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  • I can’t believe it took me 5 years of living in McMurray before I visited this place. It’s a pretty good display with lots to see , do and read as you learn all about the regions industry. My son enjoyed his time too but got anxious as I tried to continue reading the displays. He loved climbing into the heavy hauler and seeing the machines in the back yard. I recommend bringing family to learn about the region especially if they are visiting from out east.
  • Excellent display of the technology, equipment, and science of the oil sands. It's a fitting homage to an era that the next generation will learn of what fossil fuels once were.
  • Not knowing much about the process of oil sands, I found the Discovery Center to be very informative. The young lady who did the oil sand demonstration was top notch and taught me all about the process. Thank you. The displays were very well done and the movies were excellent. Definitely visit here to understand the oil sands.
  • Very nice place to explore about oil industry.kids loved it and lot of activities for the kids and adults to keep them interested. Must visit place in Fort Mcmurray
  • What a great place. Even has coveralls and hard hats for the kits to run "pretend" excavators
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