The Waterways community is a historic neighbourhood and the original townsite of Fort McMurray with a population of about 500, although the numbers are unclear since the 2016 wildfire devastated the area. It is located alongside the Clearwater River and Hanging Stone Rivers, just south of downtown with direct access to the main highway. It is separated from the rest of Fort McMurray by the Athabasca River. Waterways is an easy commute to the downtown area and easily accessible to popular recreational activities.

Waterways community offers a variety of home styles for buyers, such as a mix of older original homes and new constructed ones which are single family homes and mobile homes. The oldest homes in Waterways are mostly closest to downtown. This area is appealing and highly desirable to those buyers who love water since it is close to the Athabasca River, which opens opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

This area is close to elementary schools, high schools, and Keyano College. Amenities and water recreational activities, such as hiking, quadding and playing at the dog park are nearby and quickly accessible to the residents of the community. There are also many amenities nearby since this community is only a few minutes drive from downtown.

Draper is part of the Waterways community, which offers buyers acreage living and plenty of space. Properties in Draper sometimes have large garages, large homes, which others are smaller. Both mobile homes and single family homes are found in this unique community.”

Featured Waterways Homes


7412 Bulyea Ave.

Waterways 3 Bed 2 Bath 1208sqft



6047 DRAPER Road

Waterways 6 Bed 4 Bath 1447sqft



6214C Draper Road

Waterways 4 Bed 3.5 Bath 3725sqft



7203 Bulyea Ave.

Waterways 2 Bed 2.5 Bath 1210sqft


7205 Railway Ave.

Waterways 0 Bed 0 Bath 0sqft


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Beyond Franklin: Draper Road

By Dawn Booth
Jul 26, 2019

Paving the focus to commercial oil sands product Draper Road is one of Fort McMurray’s most predominant ones as it connects Waterways to the community of Draper. It was also where one of the city's earliest innovators once lived. Thomas Draper is recorded as the first entrepreneur to pave the focus of

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Beyond Franklin: Railway Avenue

By Dawn Booth
Jul 13, 2019

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 signing of Treaty 8 with Chipewyan and Cree Indians of

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Beyond Franklin: Tolen Drive

By Dawn Booth
Jul 08, 2019

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 McMurray in the early 20th century, which

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Waterways Highlights: The Royal Canadian Legion

By Dawn Booth
May 17, 2019

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 with 1,400 branches across Canada and welcomes all members of the public to come

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