If you want to see some unique natural sights on your vacation, Fort McMurray is the place to be. Between the Athabasca Sand Dunes, the northern lights, and the meeting of two gorgeous rivers, nature has a lot to show you!
The Colors of Fort McMurray
Many people think first of oil when it comes to Fort McMurray. It’s true that many hotels in McMurray, Alberta, are located near the oil fields, but even oil displays a rainbow of colors when seen in the right light. The Athabasca oil sands are the largest oil deposit in the world – and a great place to see a rainbow of colors in the northern lights. You can visit the Oil Sands Discovery Centre from May to September or witness the northern lights most nights between October and March, so no matter when you plan your trip, you’re in for a treat!
Where Rivers Meet
In addition to seeing incredible views of the desert at Athabasca Dunes Ecological Reserve, you can experience nature in wetter ways. Check out Fort McMurray hotels on the Athabasca River or the Clearwater River for fishing, ice fishing, canoeing, or kayaking, in the cold, clear water. Plus, if you book Fort McMurray hotels near MacDonald Island Park, you’ll be right where the two rivers meet, and that’s where all the action is.
Mac Donald Island Park has an incredible recreation area that includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a huge fitness center, two NHL-sized hockey arenas, and a spray park. Plus, you can visit the art gallery or the library between laps.
If you want the beauty, action, and excitement of Fort McMurray, book your stay with Expedia.ca today!