Fort McMurray Relocation Guide
Fort McMurray is located in the province of Alberta, northeast of Edmonton on Highway 63. It is situated 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of the Saskatchewan border. It is part of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, located in Northern Alberta. Fort McMurray services the nearby oil sands industry, and has expanded rapidly in recent years due to increased development of the oil sands. Most of the major oil sands projects are north of the town. Suncor and Syncrude are close to Fort McMurray. Other companies, such as Canadian Natural Resources and Shell are approximately one hour north of Fort McMurray in a hamlet called Fort Mackay. All sorts of recreation and entertainment is available, including golf, hiking, camping, biking, watching junior hockey games, and so much more. Another interesting place to visit is The Oil Sands Discovery Centre, where you can learn a lot about how oil is made.
Fort McMurray’s Economy
Fort McMurray is located in the heart of the Athabasca oil sands. Canada has the second-largest proven oil reserves in the world and Fort McMurray’s economy is dominated by the industries that support the extraction and export of oil. But apart from the oil sands, the economy relies on natural gas and oil pipelines, forestry and tourism.
How's the weather?
Fort McMurray has a borderline humid continental climate with long, very cold winters and short, warm summers. But since we’re nestled in the boreal forest, we have some of the most adventure-filled summer activities to offer. We have over 130 km of maintained trails, the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers, sand dunes, golf courses, and a lot more!
Tips on relocating
Make sure that you contact the chamber of commerce and tourism department to be well-informed of everything that you need to know before considering the relocation, like cost of living, taxes, housing prices, etc. I also suggest visiting the area and exploring the city for yourself. Speak to locals, ask questions, look at maps, and drive around neighborhoods to get a real feel for the area.
See to it that you are pre-approved to purchase a home. At least a few months before you move, contact me, a local real estate agent to help you find a home. Regardless of whether you’re renting or buying, you’ll need someone who’s an expert in the area’s housing market to show you around. I possess a deep knowledge of the market and can narrow down your search, so that you spend less time looking at houses and more time preparing for your move. They also have trusted connections for property inspection, lawyers, moving companies and everything else that you need for a fuss-free relocation.
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