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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  • We been there couple time and like it. Good info and always have some fun in the truck. Great people and great activities.  more »
  • I am sure everyone in Fort McMurray is aware of this place, as it is an attraction for school kids, across the age range. The place does a decent job at explaining how oilsands are converted into usab...  more »
  • Fort McMurray's oil sands Exploration Center is located in the heart of the world's largest single oil reservoir, the oil sands of aspartame (Athabasca Sands). The Centre is an educational institution dedicated to improving public awareness and understanding of oil sands.   Come to the oil Sands Discovery Center, experience the history, science and technology of oil sands.   This is the nearest place to boot and helmet! The centre is a provincial design for Alberta, Prov. culture and travel, historical sites and museums.
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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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