Community: Fort McMurray
About Fort McMurray
Nestled in a forest valley where the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers meet is Wood Buffalo’s urban centre, the community of Fort McMurray. Originally established as a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post in 1870, today Fort McMurray draws attention from around the world as the residential and commercial focal point of Canada’s oilsands industry.
According to the 2010 census, approximately 76,797 people live in Fort McMurray. Residents come from all regions of Canada and around the world.