Winter in Fort McMurray has so many incredible opportunities for your winter adventure. Snowshoe or cross-country ski on the vast trail system throughout the city and region. Fort McMurray is a great destination for snowmobiling with its amazing scenery and great terrain – sledders, this is your paradise. Before you start your adventures, give yourself a warm and cozy night at one of the peaceful lodges in the Village of McMurray.
The 280-kilometre trip from Fort McMurray takes only a few hours and driving the winter roads is a unique experience. From Fort McMurray, you will drive at a leisurely pace, taking many opportunities to stop and appreciate the amazing boreal forest, sand dunes, frozen rivers and lakes and the vast Peace-Athabasca River Delta. During the day there are short snowshoe adventures to more intimately experience and explore this beautiful landscape. As a perfect way to end the day, you can snowshoe a short distance on Lake Athabasca to gaze at the vast, dark skies filled with countless shining stars and constellations above Fort Chipewyan. Wait in the stillness of the night in anticipation of possibly seeing the magical light show of aurora borealis.
Built in 1909, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Roman Catholic Church features amazing paintings created by priests and nuns from the early twentieth century. The paint used was made from local berries and fish oil. Experience a fully guided tour of the Bicentennial Museum with local stories that will take you back in time to the early fur trade and the important role that Fort Chipewyan and the local aboriginal communities played in Canada’s early exploration and fur trade. You will also meet Robert Grandjambe (Atim Ostogwan Dogsled) and his team of sled dogs. Robert will take you on a one to one-and-a-half-hour tour around the community through the pine, birch, and poplar forest and share his way of life with you along the way. You will have an opportunity to watch and help Robert pull fish nets from ice holes of Lake Athabasca. While pulling the nets, you will hear more stories of the land and life in Fort Chipewyan. On your last night in Fort Chipewyan you will again snowshoe a short distance to take in another breathtaking show of the night skies.
Retrace the way back to Fort McMurray on the Winter Road with more opportunities to snowshoe and experience the unique landscapes of the area.
After breakfast, say goodbye to Fort McMurray with unforgettable remembrances of the hidden gems of Alberta.
|5 Day Winter Road to Adventure|
|Style:||Tour of Distinction||Start:||Fort McMurray|
|Pricing is per person|
|CAD (does not include 5% tax)|
|Note: Very limited availability, maximum of 8 passengers per tour. Warm winter clothing, outerwear and boots with very good grip on snow and ice are necessity. Twin Share Program not available on this tour. Single pricing on request only.|