Fort McMurray Historical Society: Heritage Village and Heritage Shipyard Museum 


Change Tables/Family room Gift Shop Guided Tour Parking Research Facility/Library Washrooms Wheelchair

Heritage Park is Fort McMurray's own little museum village locked in time. Come experience the stories of fearless bush pilots like Wop May and the "Mad Trapper" as you stroll through history. Historic buildings and artifacts showcase our community's unique heritage. Explore the early 1900s trapper's cabin and Catholic Mission and Walter Hill's family home and Hill Drugs store from the 1930s.

Then head to Marine Park Museum where Steel meets Keel.  Learn about transportation heritage from rivers to railways. See the mechanics of the Dredge 250 and imagine cooking in the galley.  The goal of the FMHS is to educate the public by providing access to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s (RMWB) treasured artifacts, archives, and photographs.

Permanent Collections and Exhibitions

Heritage Park : Closed until 2015

  • School House
  • Hill House: features the Hill family story
  • Hill Drugs: Pharmacy, Fur Trade, Transportation, Communications, Sports and Recreation
  • Ryan Brother's: Aboriginal History, Ryan brothers and fur trade
  • Catholic Mission: Missionaries and Catholic Church
  • Clausen Cabin: Clausens, Logging and Dale Huberdeau
  • NWMP: NWMP, Alberta Provincial Police, RCMP
  • St. Aidan's: Presbyterian Church
  • Wop May: Bush pilots

Marine Park : May to September 2014

  • Coast Guard
  • Miskanaw
  • Miskanaw Barge
  • DPW Fuel Barge
  • Dredge 250
  • McMurray Tug
  • Comboose
  • Combination Car Caboose
  • Radium Scout


Heritage Park School Programs

  • Grade 1: Unlock Our History
  • Grade 2: Unlock Our History
  • Grade 3: Pioneer Days
  • Grade 4: Moving North
  • Grade 5: Fort of the Forks
  • Chevron Open Minds Program: Grades 1-7

Summer Camps

  • Let's Make a Story Book
  • Homestyle Heritage
  • Fort McMurray Games
  • Northern Exposure
  • Messy Masters
  • Pirates of the Athabasca
  • Little Pioneers PreSchool Camp
  • Theatre Camp
  • Improv Camp
  • Junior Drama Camp
  • Budding Artist
  • Blooming Artist


  • Guided Tours
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Facility Rentals
  • Facility Workshops
  • Special Events