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Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Fort McMurray

(4.3/5 based on 130+ 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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  • This was a good place to take visitors from outside of the area. Also, for locals who need more education on what exactly it is that we are doing here. A lot of information on the bitumen, and the pro...  more »
  • Very well displayed items Easy to navigate Nice Theater Friendly efficient staff Great out door equipment 
  • Always fascinated with the oilsands. Great demo's and videos. Neat to see all the old retired equipment in the "gardens" Kids loved all the interactive things to do. 
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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