The heart of downtown Fort McMurray offers a lot of history, that began with Peter Pond and the fur trade. Today, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), the Northern Lights Regional Hospital, MacDonald Island Park and many local businesses make up the downtown core. 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 and quick access to services and amenities keep downtown desirable today.

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 — the future site of Fort McMurray — in 1778. From that point forward there is evidence that Europeans (primarily the North West Company) had a series of minor trading posts at the site beginning around 1786. However, it wasn’t until 1870 that 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 toward 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

102 Properties Found. Page 1 of 9.
Photo of Listing #FM0164222

10015 Manning Ave, Fort McMurray

$4,200,000 - 15,692 Sf

MLS® # FM0164222

Photo of Listing #FM0154170

8124 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray


MLS® # FM0154170

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


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 #FM0166463

1 May Cres, Fort McMurray

$549,900 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,138 Sf

MLS® # FM0166463

Photo of Listing #FM0164330

45 Alberta Drv, Fort McMurray

$529,900 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,127 Sf

MLS® # FM0164330

Photo of Listing #FM0165671

13 Fitzgerald Ave, Fort McMurray

$478,900 - 7 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,128 Sf

MLS® # FM0165671

Photo of Listing #FM0160648

136 Father Mercredi St, Fort McMurray

$475,000 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,120 Sf

MLS® # FM0160648

Photo of Listing #FM0160644

134 Father Mercredi St, Fort McMurray

$475,000 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,120 Sf

MLS® # FM0160644


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