Living in Fort McMurray
A place where we achieve amazing things together.
Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is a place like no other. Everyone who calls it home will tell you that. You need to be here to appreciate it all. And that’s exactly what this is about. To welcome you to our unique part of the world. Where a small-town feel is combined with large scale career opportunities set against a backdrop of natural wonder. It’s all here. Literally.
Get Here By Air
You can get to Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) from across Canada with current non-stop flights from Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver, with connections from many other cities.
Get Here By Road
You can access Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo via 2 main highways - Alberta Highway 63 and Alberta Highway 881.
Highway 63 was twinned in 2016 to increase road safety, and is the most direct route to the region from the south, approximately 430kms drive from Edmonton. Note that the last 200kms from Wandering River to Fort McMurray has no fuel stations or services aside from roadside rest stops and washrooms.
Highway 881 is a two-lane paved highway which offers access to Conklin, Janvier, Engstrom Lake PRA, and Anzac.
Both highways are scenic drives through agricultural land followed by the boreal forest as you head north. They offer opportunities to see local wildlife.
From Edmonton the average drive time is around 4.5 hours and approximately 7 hours from Calgary.