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.


(780) 743-9701

117 Beale Crescent, Fort McMurray

(780) 791-7700

100 - 312 Abasand Drive, Fort McMurray

(780) 697-3844

Box 203, Fort Chipewyan

(780) 791-7575

1 Tolen Drive, Fort McMurray

(780) 791-0478

100-425 Gregoire Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4K7

(780) 334-2424

105B-1 Christina Dr, Anzac, AB T0P 1J0

(780) 697-3844

109 Mackenzie Avenue, Fort Chipewyan

110 Eymundson Road, Fort McMurray

Waterways Community Hall

(587) 646-9004

(780) 791-7575

1 Tolen Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1G7

(780) 791-8979

8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7

(780) 791-4990

8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7

(780) 791-5186

10003 Gordon Avenue P.O Box 5298, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3G3

(780) 799-2607

115 Richards Street, Fort McMurray