See the northern lights and explore the best things to do in Fort McMurray

Located just off Highway 63, Radisson Hotel & Suites Fort McMurray offers a convenient home base for exploring the best things to do in Alberta. Oil Sands Discovery Centre offers multimedia exhibits, films, and demonstrations to educate visitors about the world’s biggest single oil deposit, the Athabasca Oil Sands. If you’re fascinated by history, visit Heritage Village to explore more than 15 historic buildings dating from 1914 to the late 1940s. Along the way, you’ll get a glimpse into the lives of a fearless bush pilot named Wop May, a mercantile family, and a mad trapper. Fort McMurray Heritage Shipyard is home to historic vessels, train cars, and artifacts that tell the story of river and railway transportation.

During the winter, step outside your hotel room or suite to catch a glimpse of the dancing skies of the aurora borealis. For more outdoor adventures, walk the 1,100-meter TOTAL Aboriginal Interpretive Trail at MacDonald Island Park, along the banks of the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers. It’s a celebration of the culture of Indigenous peoples, featuring public art installations by Canadian Aboriginal artists as well as local and regional artists.

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Alberta Sky Aurora Tours

9.13 mi / 14.7 km from the hotel
Admire the breathtaking beauty of the aurora borealis, also called the northern lights, on these guided tours.

Fort McMurray Golf Club

4.31 mi / 6.93 km from the hotel
This scenic 18-hole course runs through the boreal forest and along the Athabasca River.

Heritage Village and Heritage Shipyard

1.59 mi / 2.56 km from the hotel
The Fort McMurray Heritage Society runs both Heritage Village, where you can tour historic homes, and Heritage Shipyard, where you can learn about the area's maritime history.

MacDonald Island Park

3.46 mi / 5.57 km from the hotel
This expansive recreational facility offers golf, swimming, tennis, dancing, and even live concerts and performances.

Oil Sands Discovery Centre

1.1 mi / 1.77 km from the hotel
Learn about the Athabasca Oil Sands, one of the largest oil deposits in the world, at this educational facility that offers films and an extraction demonstration.

TOTAL Aboriginal Interpretive Trail

3.46 mi / 5.57 km from the hotel
Stretching more than a kilometer, this beautiful riverside trail celebrates First Nations and Métis communities with original sculptures by local artists.