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Fort McMurray Like You've Never Seen It Before

Experience the side of Fort McMurray you never knew existed. The city offers aerial tours to give you a bird's eye view of the city and oilsands, visit the Oilsands Discovery Centre or see the Northern Lights on a guided tour with a professional photographer.

Flying High

Aerial Tour $374 per package (Thursday to Sundays only)

McMurray Aviation offers aerial tours of the city, oilsands, Boreal forest and float plane adventures.

Learn more by visiting McMurray Aviation's Aerial Adventures website.

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Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Covering more than 142,000 square kilometers, the Alberta Oil Sands is the world’s largest single oil deposit. The ingenuity and scale that went into tapping into the rich resource is a thrill to experience.

Learn about how the government and corporations are working together to preserve the environment and build a sustainable energy project. The Oil Sands drive a global Canadian economy, so visit the Discovery Centre and learn how the oilsands came to be and how it
works today.

Admission includes:

  • Demonstration of the extraction process
  • “Quest for Energy” and “Pay Dirt - Alberta’s Oil Sands: Century in the Making” Films
  • Access to the exhibit halls

Click here to visit their website.

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Alta-Can Tour

The northern lights are a marvel to behold, particularly as you move further north. The Alta-Can Aurora tours provide a great opportunity to take in a guided exploration of this natural phenomenon.

This is more than just a chance to explore the northern lights; it’s a great getaway for family and friends to experience the best of Northern Alberta.

Tour Details:

  • Guided tour service
  • On staff photographer and astronomer
  • Meals included
  • Optional skiing, oil sands tours and shopping
  • Comfortable accommodations with Sawridge Inn

For more information, view the Alta-Can website at

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Experience the Energy Tour

Marvel at the sheer power and technology that goes into one of the world’s biggest industrial projects. Take a guided tour of the Suncor Energy operations and get a firsthand understanding of how this organization is driving the Alberta economy in a sustainable way.

This guided tour is fun and educational, something that is perfect for a family outing. Take a guided Bus tour of Suncor Energy and visit the Oil Sands Discovery Centre for an interactive look into the Athabasca Oil Sands and Heritage Shipyard to experience Fort McMurray’s unique and vibrant past.

Tour Details:

  • Guided tour of Suncor Energy
  • Admission to the Oil Sands Discovery Centre
  • Admission to Heritage Shipyard

Note: The Energy Tours are suspended until further notice.

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For more information on tours and events in Fort McMurray, visit Fort McMurray Tourism's website.