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Anzac

A popular outdoor recreational area, Anzac sits on the sparkling western shore of Willow Lake and is located 45 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray. 

Conklin

A rural community 140 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray, Conklin is a popular destination for visitors interested in outdoor pursuits. 

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A community bursting with lush acreages along the Clearwater River, Draper is home to 254 residents and is directly adjacent to Fort McMurray. The community works to preserve the natural environment by enhancing recreational opportunities, and providing for local economic development.

Fort Chipewyan - Image copyrighted & courtesy of Chris Slavo

The oldest settlement in all of Alberta, Fort Chipewyan ranks as the second largest community in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, with a population of  just over 1,000 people.

A community with amplifying tourism potential, Fort Fitzgerald is the most northern hamlet, only 25 kilometres from the city of Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories. 

Fort McKay

Located in the heart of the Athabasca oil sands, Fort McKay sits 58 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. 

 

Fort McMurray community - Image copyrighted & courtesy of Chris Salvo

Fort McMurray, home to nearly 73,000, is the heart of Wood Buffalo. Acclaimed as one of the strongest economies in North America, the urban service area’s population is growing at an exceptional rate and delivers promising job growth.

Gregoire Lake Estates

A community that exemplifies quiet country-living, Gregoire Lake Estates is located 32 kilometres southeast from Fort McMurray and shares services between there and Anzac, another neighbouring hamlet. 

Janvier

Rich with heritage and a captivating preservation of natural environment, Janvier is home to 171 citizens. There is a large Métis population as well as the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nations in this prosperous hamlet.

Snowboarding - Vista Ridge

At the crest of the Clearwater River Valley, Saprae Creek Estates is home to 925 residents embracing a quiet acreage lifestyle just 25 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray.