Fort Mcmurray, Ab, Canada

  • Fort McMurray is an urban service area in the Regional Municipality (RM) of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, Canada. It is located in northeast Alberta, in the middle of the Athabasca oil sands, surrounded by boreal forest. It has played a significant role in the development of the national petroleum industry. Formerly a city, Fort McMurray became an urban service area when it amalgamated with Improvement District No. 143 on April 1, 1995, to create the Municipality of Wood Buffalo (renamed the RM of Wood Buffalo on August 14, 1996). Despite its current official designation of urban service area, many locals, politicians and the media still refer to Fort McMurray as a city. Fort McMurray was known simply as McMurray between 1947 and 1962.

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Rocky Mountaineer Scenery of Banff Rocky Mountaineer Scenery of Banff Here are a few photos that on of our London travel agents, Jennifer Chedore, took while on the Rocky Mountaineer in the the Banff area. We have two escorted Rocky Mountaineer Carefree Journeys planned for 2017. Check them out here.
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