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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  • September 18, 2017
    The best part was the big CAT truck that the kids could go on. Not much to see. Plan to stay for an hour.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Very Nice musume. I recommend to visit and spend couple of hours to find out more about the oil sand and extraction process.  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    Very interesting museum where you can learn all about the history of the oil resources near Ft McMurray. There are some live demo's on how the oil is recovered and refined. A very good movie to recoun...  more »
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  • March 21, 2017
    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.
  • March 21, 2017
    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.
  • May 30, 2017
    History of the oilsands n ft mcmurray. Great learning experience for kids.
  • June 30, 2017
    Fun, clean, informative! We always bring visitors here.
  • November 29, 2016
    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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