Waterways

Waterways is Fort McMurray’s most historic neighbourhood and was actively involved in the fur trade, then transportation, with a railway arriving in the 1920s. Situated along the Clearwater and Hangingstone Rivers, the inner-city acreage-style living on Draper Road and proximity to the river is still popular today.


The Early Days
As railways began to be built across the province in the late 1800s (the Canadian Pacific Railway reached Medicine HatCalgary and Banff in 1882–83) the Government  of Alberta looked to build a railway from Edmonton to Fort McMurray in order to further stimulate resource development. The Alberta and Great Waterways Railway was incorporated in 1909, and after a false start and political mismanagement, broke ground in earnest in 1914. By 1921, the track had reached Deep Creek at the Clearwater River (now the community of Draper). In 1928, the track was extended further to the Hangingstone River and what would become Waterways, now a Fort McMurray neighbourhood (the railway was never extended to Fort McMurray proper). In 1929, the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway became a part of the Northern Alberta Railways.3

 

 

Listings in Waterways

13 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #FM0165269

9304 Mccormick Drv, Fort McMurray

$850,000

MLS® # FM0165269

Photo of Listing #FM0181390

7105 Bulyea Ave, Fort McMurray

$599,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,809 Sf

MLS® # FM0181390

Photo of Listing #FM0169637

7106 Hughes Ave, Fort McMurray

$559,900 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,321 Sf

MLS® # FM0169637

Photo of Listing #FM0183359

1 Primrose Lane, Fort McMurray

$299,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 960 Sf

MLS® # FM0183359

Photo of Listing #FM0177541

5667 Draper Road, Fort McMurray

$235,000

MLS® # FM0177541

Photo of Listing #FM0179720

12 Parkview Drv, Fort McMurray

$190,900 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 960 Sf

MLS® # FM0179720

Photo of Listing #FM0178407

7205 Railway Ave, Fort McMurray

$119,000

MLS® # FM0178407

Photo of Listing #FM0156289

7114 Bulyea Ave, Fort McMurray

$99,900

MLS® # FM0156289

Photo of Listing #FM0156288

7112 Bulyea Ave, Fort McMurray

$99,900

MLS® # FM0156288

Photo of Listing #FM0177958

7209 Railway Ave, Fort McMurray

$88,500

MLS® # FM0177958

Photo of Listing #FM0158920

20 Parkview Drv, Fort McMurray

$80,000

MLS® # FM0158920

Photo of Listing #FM0178118

21 Pelican Drv, Fort McMurray

$79,900

MLS® # FM0178118

 

Source 3: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fort-mcmurray/

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