Downtown

The heart of Fort McMurray, the downtown area offers a wealth of history, including the arrival of Peter Pond and the fur trade. Today, the downtown area includes City Hall, parks, the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, MacDonald Island Park, Keyano College, three schools and many services, businesses, entertainment and single family and higher density housing.  Tucked away in quiet corners of downtown are some of Fort McMurray's first neighbourhoods. Charming older bungalows situated on large lots, river valley views, modern condos and quick access to services and amenities keep the downtown a desirable area to live.

Schools:
Dr. K A Clark (K-6)
Father Turcotte (K-6)
Composite High School (7-12)

European Settlement

In his exploration of Western Canada, fur trader Peter Pond stopped at the confluence of the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers in 1778 — the future site of Fort McMurray. From that point forward, there is evidence that Europeans (primarily the North West Company) had a series of minor trading posts at the site starting around 1786. However, it wasn’t until 1870 when H.J. Moberly, of the Hudson’s Bay Company, established a major post at Fort McMurray, naming it after HBC factor, William McMurray. More than a fur-trading post, the fort was meant as a terminal for a proposed steamboat route moving furs to Edmonton along the Athabasca River. In 1883, the S.S. Grahame, the first vessel to travel the route, made her maiden voyage.2

 

 

 

Listings in Downtown

113 Properties Found. Page 1 of 10.
Photo of Listing #FM0164222

10015 Manning Ave, Fort McMurray

$4,200,000 - 15,692 Sf

MLS® # FM0164222

Photo of Listing #FM0171465

10013 Macdonald Ave, Fort McMurray

$1,498,000 - 6,079 Sf

MLS® # FM0171465

Photo of Listing #FM0175656

8124 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray

$1,085,000

MLS® # FM0175656

Photo of Listing #FM0160664

8200 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray

$750,000 - 7,800 Sf

MLS® # FM0160664

Photo of Listing #FM0152538

8208 Manning Ave, Fort McMurray

$725,000 - 2,326 Sf

MLS® # FM0152538

Photo of Listing #FM0158883

10110 Fraser Ave 301, Fort McMurray

$715,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,363 Sf

MLS® # FM0158883

Photo of Listing #FM0161828

10105 Marshall St, Fort McMurray

$649,900

MLS® # FM0161828

Photo of Listing #FM0158879

10110 Fraser Ave 201, Fort McMurray

$565,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,847 Sf

MLS® # FM0158879

Photo of Listing #FM0172589

36 Ells Cres, Fort McMurray

$549,900 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,115 Sf

MLS® # FM0172589

Photo of Listing #FM0175027

15 Clark Cres, Fort McMurray

$529,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,157 Sf

MLS® # FM0175027

Photo of Listing #FM0166463

1 May Cres, Fort McMurray

$529,900 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,138 Sf

MLS® # FM0166463

Photo of Listing #FM0174882

20 Mcleod St, Fort McMurray

$498,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 878 Sf

MLS® # FM0174882

 

 Source 2: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fort-mcmurray/#h3_jump_1

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