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Fort McMurray

Nestled in a forest valley where the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers meet is Wood Buffalo’s urban centre, the community of Fort McMurray. Originally established as a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post in 1870, today Fort McMurray draws attention from around the world as the residential and commercial focal point of Canada’s oil sands industry.

According to the 2015 municipal census, approximately 82,724 people live in Fort McMurray. Residents come from all regions of Canada and around the world.

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