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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. 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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  • Revisiting Fort McMurray after 12 years and having had family connections with the Oil Sands I have to admit to some disappointment at the content and manner of display at the Centre. Maybe it would h...  more »
  • really enjoy the history of Fort Mc Murray laid out, from the beginning to the present. Interesting exhibits and local history is great.  more »
  • This is really a great way for people to see how the oilsands turns the oil soaked sand into useable oil. I wish more people would take the time to walk through this center as this is a great educatio...  more »
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  • Would be good to have more info about what life is like working in the oil sands so haters might learn that we set the standard by which all employers should strive to achieve. Safer workplaces that pay decent wages and help support a country with the least human rights violations of all oil producing nations. Oilsands are one of the few sources of oil that actually put money in the pockets of the poor and middle class.
  • Great little Science Centre. Get to know the industry. Perfect stop for folks with kids, with inquiring minds, for a break before heading into town, or for school & group programs or tours.
  • History of the oilsands n ft mcmurray. Great learning experience for kids.
  • Fun, clean, informative! We always bring visitors here.
  • Very informative, great visuals for someone who only ever heard stories about working on the sites. Now I can actually understand what is happening

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