Beyond Franklin: Railway Avenue

Beyond Franklin: Railway Avenue

When Railway Comes to McMurray Railway Avenue is solely named after its location and the railways’ local station when it operated out of the Waterways community in the early 1900s. In 1901, the population of Fort McMurray was twenty-eight residents. However, the...
Beyond Franklin: Tolen Drive

Beyond Franklin: Tolen Drive

The Home Address to Heritage Village Tolen Drive is a historically rich road in Fort McMurray as it starts at Heritage Park and leads over the Hangingstone River into Waterways. The location of Tolen Drive is close to some of the first neighbourhoods built in Fort...
Anzac Highlights: Zee Bar & Grill

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 40-kilometre trip southeast from Fort McMurray...
Beyond Franklin: Franklin Avenue

Beyond Franklin: Franklin Avenue

Franklin Avenue lies in the heart of Fort McMurray’s downtown core and its where the early development of businesses and residential buildings settled. According to the Fort McMurray Heritage Society, Franklin Avenue became the main street after the rebuild from the...
Beyond Franklin: The Street Names of Fort McMurray

Beyond Franklin: The Street Names of Fort McMurray

By Dawn Booth May – it’s a historical month for the city of Fort McMurray. It was the same month it was founded by Henry J. Moberley in 1870. Back then, the hamlet surrounded the fur trading post developed by the Hudson Bay Company. Moberley named it after William...