Arts, History & Culture
Fort McMurray's Beginnings
Over 200 years ago, Peter Pond and the Voyagers of the Northwest Trading Company traveled through this area in search of furs and discovered land of wild water, lush forests and abundant wildlife. They were drawn by the fur trade, not realizing the future that lay within the sticky black sand and pools of bitumen documented in Pond’s Journals.Commonly referred to and thought of as a city, Fort McMurray is unincorporated and therefore has the status of being the largest unincorporated “city” in Alberta.
City's Cultural Community
At the heart of the city’s cultural community are the Keyano Theatre and Norm Weiss Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts. Keyano Theatre has assembled a loyal and solid foundation of actors, volunteers and audience members through the production of over one hundred musical, dramatic and comedic performances.
10003 Gordon Avenue P.O Box 5298, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3G3