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...
Downtown Highlights: The Redpoll Centre

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 United Way of Fort McMurray...
Fort McMurray Highlights: The Clearwater River

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 are...
Downtown Highlights: Tavern on Main

Downtown Highlights: Tavern on Main

Fort McMurray’s favourite taphouse Home to independent music lovers and open mic fanatics Tavern on Main – Taphouse & Grill is a place where the beer taps flow and open mic nights are most favoured by its regulars. Located at 9708 Main Street, motorists can see...
Fort McMurray Highlights: Spring Moon

Fort McMurray Highlights: Spring Moon

Downtown & Timberlea Highlights Spring Moon brings traditional Japanese entrees and tantalizing tastes to its Fort McMurray guests at two different locations downtown and in Timberlea. First established in 2012, the Eagle Ridge location at 180-151 Loutit Road in...