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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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  • The Machines are mighty"'They have a 150 Ton heavy hauler You can sit in a simulator haul truck.. There is lots to do and never enough time.. Great way to loose yourself. Our son had not been there so...  more »
  • Great day for the kids and lets you get the facts and data about the oil sands. Kids (and adults) get to sit in a haul truck!  more »
  • 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 »
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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