Oil Sands Discovery Centre

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Located at the core of the world's largest single deposit of crude oil, the history of Fort McMurray is closely linked to the discovery of the Athabasca Oil Sands and the development of a booming energy industry centered around this remarkable geological feature. Learn about the Oil Sands, and their role in the development of the town, at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre where interactive exhibits uncover the mysteries that shroud the Oil Sands. Unlike most crude oil deposits across the world that are found far below the surface, the Athabasca Oil Sands are made up of large Bitumen deposits that can be found on the surface itself. At the discovery center, learn how the Bitumen is extracted from the sand and further processed through live demonstrations that are sure to fill you with awe. An edifying experience for both young and old, a visit to the Oil Sands Discovery Centre is a must when in Fort McMurray.

Location:  515 MacKenzie Boulevard

Business hours:  Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.