Also known as the Lower Townsite, downtown Fort McMurray is located in the Clearwater River Valley. The main highway, Highway 63, is easily accessible and the residential areas of downtown are highly walkable.

In the Downtown community, plenty of homes are for sale at multiple price points which include single family homes, multi-family townhomes, condominiums, and apartments. Single family homes have driveways, detached garages and street parking while apartment buildings and multi-family townhomes have assigned parking in designated lots.

Residents have quick access to shopping, business, commercial and municipal amenities and services. The area is home to many strip-malls and the region’s only shopping mall.

There are also public facilities, such as the court house and a library. Residents can engage in outdoor recreational activities, parks, and walking trails. There are also many schools located here, such as Fort McMurray Composite High School, Dr. K.A. Clark Elementary School, Father Turcotte and the region’s only post-secondary institution, Keyano College.

Featured Downtown Homes

8026 Franklin Avenue #210

Downtown 1 Bed 1 Bath 642sqft



9918 Gordon Avenue #201

Downtown 2 Bed 2 Bath 1232sqft



9 Clearwater Crescent #107

Downtown 1 Bed 1 Bath 430sqft


8026 Franklin Avenue #309

Downtown 1 Bed 1 Bath 639sqft


10217 Queen Street #203

Downtown 2 Bed 2 Bath 1148sqft



10217 Queen Street #207

Downtown 2 Bed 2 Bath 756sqft


47 Biggs Avenue

Downtown 4 Bed 2 Bath 1040sqft

Stratten Gates Real Estate Ltd.

8219 Fraser Avenue #206

Downtown 2 Bed 2 Bath 743sqft


7 Clearwater Crescent #103

Downtown 2 Bed 1 Bath 822sqft


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A Floaters Guide to Floating the Clearwater River in Fort McMurray

By The A-Team
Jul 14, 2020

Let's Get Right to it!   Ok, now this is getting me really excited for our beautiful summers!   Have you ever floated down the river in Fort McMurray? Would you like to know where to go and what to bring? Then read on, and enjoy!   I moved to Fort McMurray in 2013 and it

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A Newbie And a Pro Go Bowling in Fort McMurray

By Sheron Meghjani
Apr 13, 2020

Get The Scoop!   Who Are We? My name is Amna, and this wonderful blog that you are about to read is about a shared experience with my best friend/the other A-Team Admin, Sheron. We went bowling for the first time together and it was quite amusing... One of us is a newbie, and

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What’s Near Keyano College?

By Amna Nadeem
Feb 19, 2020

Keyano College        [caption id="attachment_35594" align="aligncenter" width="985"] Google[/caption]   Keyano College is a post-secondary institution located in Fort McMurray. I attended Keyano College for 2 years so I know it inside and out.  You may be a Keyano student (or planning to attend), and you might be wondering what there is to do in the neighborhood

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When, Where (& Tips) to View The Northern Lights Around Fort McMurray

By Sheron Meghjani
Jan 14, 2020

You may be wondering how to watch for the northern lights before they disappear or without getting frostbite. This blog will help you watch the display during your stay in Fort McMurray (whether it’s for a weekend or a lifetime). Chances are, watching the colours of the northern lights dance in

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Downtown Community Highlights: Hardin Cafe

By Amna Nadeem
Dec 01, 2019

A Fresh, Chic, Cute Coffee Shop Good news! We have a new cafe in town - Hardin Cafe - and it just opened this year in June. This cute, new cafe has been getting better known day by day and offers some excellent options for cafe food. Hardin Cafe is situated right

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Beyond Franklin: Father Mercredi Street

By Dawn Booth
Oct 16, 2019

Fort Chipewyan native becomes Alberta’s second First Nations minister Father Patrick Mercredi played an influential role in the Wood Buffalo region for becoming the second First Nations minister in Alberta’s history in 1934. Mercredi was born into the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation community in 1904 and came from a family of

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Beyond Franklin: Moberly Crescent

By Dawn Booth
Sep 30, 2019

A reflection on the man who named Fort McMurray – Henry John Moberly A builder, hunter, post manager, and, in his later years, a book author, Henry John Moberly is the man responsible for naming Fort McMurray. Today, his name remains in the community on Moberly Crescent, which is downtown, off

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Beyond Franklin: Manning Avenue

By Dawn Booth
Sep 20, 2019

From farm boy to preacher in politics as Alberta’s premier The Manning name is often used for titles of streets, schools and centres across the province to honour Alberta’s longest-standing premier – Honourable Ernest C. Manning. In Fort McMurray, the name is on Manning Avenue, which is in the city’s lower townsite.

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Downtown Highlights: The Alley YMM

By Dawn Booth
Sep 10, 2019

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 10-pin bowling alleys, an arcade packed with the newest featured games, a walk-up Starbucks,

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Beyond Franklin: Fraser Avenue

By Dawn Booth
Sep 08, 2019

How the family of a piper populated the Prairies Located in the heart of Fort McMurray’s downtown core, Fraser Avenue recognizes some of Alberta’s earliest settlers who populated the Edmonton area in the 1800s. Today, the Avenue is home to landmarks and facilities like the Rotary House Seniors Lodge, Chez Dube Country

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