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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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  • Good for both adults seeking the science and history if the oil sands, and a great place for young ones to run around and interact with displays. Admission also included a movie on the history, and wa...  more »
  • We find ourselves visiting this town in hopes of viewing the northern lights. There is little to do in town so finding out about this place was welcome. We visit for about 90 minutes, viewing films, d...  more »
  • Explains it all in a simplified manner. I especially enjoyed the haul truck demonstration (actually sat in it) 
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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