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Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Fort McMurray

(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Oil Sands Discovery Centre a centerpiece of your Fort McMurray vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fort McMurray itinerary planner.
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Reviews
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  • Pros: Lots of info and displays. Children friendly and interactive. Additionally great info panels outlining the development of the Sands to modern day extraction. Cons: if only tar sand extraction wa...  more »
  • So many things to learn. The massive truck was great to climb into. The old mining machines outside. The sample of the tar sands. Great for kids and adults alike.  more »
  • I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I am not completely nuts about the oil sands but I found the displays fascinating and enjoyed a presentation and learned quite a bit.  more »
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  • The ecological impact is monitored by REAL scientists. Hired by REAL GREEDY oil companies. Wake up poor people. Our apathy allows the destruction.
  • Great value for your money and a must visit for anyone interested in finding out more about the oil sands.
  • Next best thing to mountain top removal and clear cutting old growth timber. Had a blast learning how humanity ignores the destuction of an ecosystem for short term corporate profit.
  • A must see for understanding how we are destroying our only planet. Bring the kids!
  • Informative & fun