The Co-operators locations in Fort McMurray, Alberta

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Fort McMurray is an urban centre in Alberta’s Wood Buffalo municipality, located in the middle of the Athabasca oil sands and surrounded by Canada’s boreal forest. Although not officially a city, Fort McMurray is well known for its prominent role in the development of the national petroleum industry.

Canadians also remember it for the devastating 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire that caused widespread damage and led to the evacuation of its residents. About one-fifth homes in the community were reported to be destroyed in this fire. Make sure you have the right home insurance or tenant insurance if you live in Fort McMurray.

If you have roots here, you’ll appreciate the importance of comprehensive coverage to help protect what matters most. Get in touch with our capable Co-operators Financial Advisors in Fort McMurray for a customized no-obligation quote, be it car insurance, or even life insurance.

Given its location and role in Canada’s oil and gas industry, the oil sands dominate Fort McMurray’s economy and history. The best place to learn about the industry and this area’s unique history is at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre.

Fort McMurray also provides its residents multiple recreational facilities. Its MacDonald Island Park offers an array of activities from swimming and skating to workout facilities. It’s also home to the popular Oilsands Curling Club, and Syncrude Athletic Park, which encompasses cricket, soccer and softball fields along with an outdoor rink.

At 56 degrees north, Fort McMurray is also perfectly located for wintertime viewing of the Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis. They’re an enchanting display of lights visible on a cloudless night.

Highway 63 connects the Athabasca oil sands and Fort McMurray to Edmonton and is notorious for frequent collisions due to trucks carrying heavy loads and impatient drivers. If you’re a frequent commuter on this busy highway, be sure to drive safe.

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