Community Highlights

A series featuring Fort McMurray’s many landmarks, points of interest, and more in and around our communities. Each spotlight delves into the history behind the locations that locals have come to know and love, and are written with a mix of local and national sources.

Downtown Highlights: The Alley YMM

A new family-friendly facility brings local entertainment to the next level The Alley YMM is the newest family entertainment centre to open its doors in the Wood Buffalo region, and it’s gaining popularity each day. With five and...

Anzac Highlights: Recreation Centre

Celebrating half a decade in community recreation excellence For the past five years, the Anzac Recreation Centre has been offering guests an outlet for fitness, community events and championship games in its state-of-the-art facility. The 112,000 square-foot structure...

Parsons Creek Highlights: Skatepark

Fort McMurray skatepark provides one of many outdoor experiences to Parsons Creek North The Parsons Creek Skatepark is an outdoor hub for skateboarders and creates a safe and designated environment for youth in one of Fort McMurray’s...

Eagle Ridge Highlights: Banquet Bar & Grill

The newest entertainment facility to open in the Commons The Banquet Bar & Grill has been the latest establishment to open in the Commons in Eagle Ridge – and just in time for summer. The new pub...

Beacon Hill Highlights: Frank Lacroix Arena

Beacon Hill ice rink iconic to NHL pros Located in Beacon Hill, the Frank Lacroix Arena is one of the various municipal hockey rinks in the Fort McMurray area. As home to many winter sports athletes, the ice rink is regularly frequent...

Anzac Highlights: Zee Bar & Grill

Home to the region’s best beef, bison and elk burgers Great entertainment, delicious meals and a fresh perspective on the traditional pub fare are what guests can find at Anzac’s Zee Bar & Grill. Located only a short...

Waterways Highlights: The Royal Canadian Legion

A Homebase for Local Veterans Ninety-three years ago, the Royal Canadian Legion was established with a purpose to bring veterans together in a place where they could unite with their comrades. Today, the Legion has over 260,000 members...

Fort McMurray Highlights: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

A taste of the Naples at YMM Airport Locals and frequent YMM flyers can get a taste of Naples at the Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria inside the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM). Located at 100 Snowbird Way, the Neapolitan pizzeria is the...

Downtown Highlights: The Redpoll Centre

The Red Poll Centre unites social profits at Shell Place The Red Poll Centre has been settled in its Shell Place location for five years and continues to be home to numerous social profit agencies. Once settled on Franklin Avenue, The...

Fort McMurray Highlights: The Clearwater River

A Canadian Heritage River found in Fort McMurray The Clearwater River is one of 42 Canadian Heritage Rivers, and it runs from Saskatchewan westward joining to the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray. Clearwater is one of the 39 rivers designated (three others...

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