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.

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

78 Properties Found. Page 1 of 7.
Photo of Listing #FM0184321

10102 Fraser Ave, Fort McMurray

$4,250,000 - 13,280 Sf

MLS® # FM0184321

Photo of Listing #FM0184319

10102 Fraser Ave, Fort McMurray

$4,250,000 - 13,280 Sf

MLS® # FM0184319

Photo of Listing #FM0164222

10015 Manning Ave, Fort McMurray

$4,200,000 - 15,692 Sf

MLS® # FM0164222

Photo of Listing #FM0184484

9810 Main St, Fort McMurray

$2,249,000 - 7,164 Sf

MLS® # FM0184484

Photo of Listing #FM0175656

8124 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray


MLS® # FM0175656

Photo of Listing #FM0180932

32 Moberly Cres, Fort McMurray

$499,900 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,102 Sf

MLS® # FM0180932

Photo of Listing #FM0183631

28 Maciver St, Fort McMurray

$472,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,297 Sf

MLS® # FM0183631

Photo of Listing #FM0183019

9912 Fraser Ave, Fort McMurray

$465,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,145 Sf

MLS® # FM0183019

Photo of Listing #FM0184070

2 Moberly Cres, Fort McMurray

$457,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,863 Sf

MLS® # FM0184070

Photo of Listing #FM0183020

9914 Fraser Ave, Fort McMurray

$455,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,079 Sf

MLS® # FM0183020

Photo of Listing #FM0172589

36 Ells Cres, Fort McMurray

$449,900 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,115 Sf

MLS® # FM0172589

Photo of Listing #FM0183492

31 Ells Cres, Fort McMurray

$445,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,180 Sf

MLS® # FM0183492


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