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Municipality announces Canada Day Parade Road Closures

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 28, 2019) – To prepare for the Canada Day parade, select roadways will be closed on July 1 in downtown Fort McMurray. 

The parade route starts at the intersection of Riedel Street and Clearwater Drive at 10:30 a.m. and goes north along Franklin to Morrison Street. This will result in the following closures:

Clearwater Dr. from Main St. to Riedel St (westbound lane only):  Closed for float staging and de-staging 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Clearwater Dr. from Main St. to Riedel St (eastbound lane only): Temporary 2-way traffic lane 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Riedel St. from Clearwater Dr. to Franklin Av.: Closed from 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (will open as parade passes)
Franklin Av. from Riedel St. to Morrison St.: Closed from 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (roads will open as parade passes)
Morrison St. from Franklin Av. to Clearwater Drive: Closed from 11:00am-12:30 p.m. (roads will open as parade passes)

During Canada Day celebrations, public parking will be available, which includes the Hardin Street building, Franklin Ave across from the main bus terminal and MacDonald Avenue municipal parking lots.

Looking for other things to do on Canada Day? 
Check out the festivities at MacDonald Island on June 30 and following the parade on July 1. Join the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo, in partnership with McMurray Métis and Fort McMurray Heritage Society, offering Bannock & Pancake Breakfast on July 1. For a full schedule, road closures and transit route changes go to rmwb.ca/canadaday

Thank you to our Canada Day Community Committee partners: Fort McMurray Heritage Society, MacDonald Island Park and the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo.

Regional Emergency Services (RES) would like to remind residents that fireworks require a permit within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The safest way to enjoy fireworks displays is to attend those created by licensed professionals, like the display taking place at MacDonald Island Park on June 30 at 11:59 p.m. 

For more information on fireworks safety and how to apply for a fireworks discharge permit, please contact RES Fire Prevention Branch at 780-743-7000.

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