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

76 Properties Found. Page 1 of 7.
Photo of Listing #C4305339

10110 Fraser Avenue Fraser Avenue, Fort McMurray

$10,500,000 - 26,222 Sf

MLS® # C4305339

Photo of Listing #C4300730

126 Father Mercredi Street, Fort McMurray

$3,840,000 - 1 Acres

MLS® # C4300730

Photo of Listing #C4300483

126 Father Mercredi Street, Fort McMurray

$3,840,000 - 2,000 Sf

MLS® # C4300483

Photo of Listing #C4300732

9918 Fraser Avenue, Fort McMurray

$2,880,000 - 1 Acres

MLS® # C4300732

Photo of Listing #C4300480

9918 Fraser Avenue, Fort McMurray

$2,880,000 - 1,500 Sf

MLS® # C4300480

Photo of Listing #C4300734

10102 Manning Avenue, Fort McMurray

$2,200,000

MLS® # C4300734

Photo of Listing #C4300478

10102 Manning Avenue, Fort McMurray

$2,200,000 - 1,500 Sf

MLS® # C4300478

Photo of Listing #FM0193051

8124 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray

$999,000

MLS® # FM0193051

Photo of Listing #FM0189898

9912 Manning Avenue, Fort McMurray

$850,000 - 4,702 Sf

MLS® # FM0189898

Photo of Listing #FM0189897

9918 Manning Avenue, Fort McMurray

$745,000 - 2,544 Sf

MLS® # FM0189897

Photo of Listing #FM0180932

32 Moberly Crescent, Fort McMurray

$499,900 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,051 Sf

MLS® # FM0180932

Photo of Listing #A1002222

11 Saunderson Avenue, Fort McMurray

$489,900 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths

MLS® # A1002222

 

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

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