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Fort McMurray, Alberta

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Welcome to Fort McMurray ...

A typical abbreviation for Fort McMurray: Ft. McMurray

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.<1>.

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)<2>

The Canadian Postal Codes for Fort McMurray: T9H, T9J, T9K<3>

Websites for Fort McMurray ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Communities near Fort McMurray ...

We have created a list of 3 communities that are near Fort McMurray.

  • Gregoire Lake Estates (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
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    • Gregoire Lake Estates lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Fort McMurray
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  • Anzac (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
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    • Anzac lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Fort McMurray
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  • Fort MacKay (33 miles [53.1 km] to the north)
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    • Fort MacKay lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<4> to the north of Fort McMurray
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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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort McMurray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Fort McMurray, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Fort McMurray). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Fort McMurray or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort McMurray) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort McMurray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort McMurrayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort McMurray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.7214, Longitude: -111.3655    






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