A rural community 140 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray, Conklin is a popular destination for visitors and residents as it sits at the confluence of the Jackfish River and scenic Christina Lake making it the perfect location for outdoor pursuits. With 318 residents primarily of Métis descent, Conklin citizens work to preserve the community’s character, enhance residential life and accommodate the work camps as nearby oil sands developments continues to grow.
The community of Conklin, a quiet hamlet, is the most southern community in Wood Buffalo. Set on the shores of peaceful Christina Lake, the community draws plenty of visitors and residents alike all year round. Though the hamlet lies 155 km southeast of Fort McMurray, the drive boasts beautiful natural scenery, and the winter wonderland at the end of it is well worth the trip.
The more adventurous winter visitor can rent a snowmobile and head out into the pristine wilderness for the day, following the extensive network of trails or charting a new path through the boreal forest.
For those looking for a quieter outdoor experience, the lodge offers snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking and ice fishing. And what could be better after a busy day out in the fresh winter air than a cozy fireside, a warm blanket and a good book?
Whether you’re in the Conklin area for work or pleasure, there’s plenty to keep you busy during the cold winter months!