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Welcome to Fort McMurray ...

A typical abbreviation for Fort McMurray: Ft. McMurray

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Fort McMurray had a population of 47,705 people.<1>

Fort McMurray was established in 1870 and was incorporated as a city September 1, 1980.

Fort McMurray is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Fort McMurray lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for Fort McMurray: (780) and (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Fort McMurray had a population of 47,705 people.

The population of Fort McMurray represents 1.45% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time).

The population of Fort McMurray represents 1.45% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time).

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More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort McMurray.

Communities near Fort McMurray ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Fort McMurray and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Anzac   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Fort MacKay   [Map]   521   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gregoire Lake Estates   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort McMurray.

Websites for Fort McMurray ...

Official Website:   www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca/

TripAdvisor Tourism Page for Fort McMurray ...

Looking for more information about Fort McMurray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort McMurray.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort McMurray: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Fort McMurray were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort McMurray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Fort McMurray. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort McMurray) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort McMurray. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort McMurray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort McMurray. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.7333, Longitude: -111.3833     [Map].

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