Opening May 16th @ 10am!

8405 Prairie Loop Blvd

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm

Sun 11am - 6pm

Admission to museum:

Family rate: $30 (2 Adults; 2 child/youth)
General (18-64): $10
Seniors (65+): $5
Students (6 & Up): $7
Child (3-5): $2
Guided tours: An additional $2/person
(with a max. of 12 people)



Season Passes:
Does not include Guided tours
Family: $45
General (18-64): $15
Seniors (65+): 7.50
Students (6 & Up): $ 10.50
Child (3-5): $3.00
Children 2 & Under: FREE

For More Information call: 780-881-3005



The Marine Park Museum

“Where Steel meets Keel”

The Marine Park is a 4 acre site located along the Clearwater River in Fort McMurray’s lower town site on Clearwater Drive. This is the original site of the shipyards where, after spring break up, passengers and freight destined for the north were transferred from rail to ship (or barge). It is the only shipyard remaining in the Province of Alberta. Its significance in Alberta’s history waits unveiling for the enjoyment of residents and tourists.

The Marine Park showcases five ships the Miskanaw, the Radium Scout (currently located at Heritage Park), the Miskanaw Barge, Dredge 250, the McMurray, a Fuel Barge, the Kris, and the Northern Alberta Railway Trains. The historic vessels were integral to river transportation along the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers and as far north as the Arctic Circle. Together, they tell the story of northern river transportation: dredging, channel marking, and freight transfer. The newly restored Comboose and Caboose highlight the significance of Northern Alberta Railways and the Waterways Train Station.

This unique community destination will include historical exhibitions, a playground and beautiful picnic grounds.

The primary objective of the Fort McMurray Historical Society is to exhibit the vessels and trains to tell the story of river transportation. Future developments will include a Museum Centre, educational programs and events that will be open to the public in the near future.

The Marine Park Museum is under development in partnership with the community, local industries and businesses, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the Provincial government. The Fort McMurray Historical Society appreciates your support and is accepting donations for the construction of the Marine Park Museum. Please click here to donate.

Artifacts, photographs and archival collections from the Fort McMurray region are also being collected, with special interest in the Northern Transportation Company, the Hudson’s Bay Company and the shipyards. To donate artifacts, archives and photographs, please fill the forms by clicking on the following links. Please bring donations to Heritage Park at #1 Tolen Drive.

Our Collection Management standard practices follow the provincial Alberta Museums Association regulations.

Hours of Operation

Heritage Park
Gift Shop
9AM - 5 PM

9AM - 5 PM

due to flood that occurred
June 10th & 11th.

Marine Park

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm

Closed for the Season on September 22nd, 2015


Closed for the season due to
June 10 & 11 flood.

Adults $8.00
Students & Seniors $5.00
Children 5 and under Free.

Family Rate: $20.00
(Family consists of 2 adults & 2 students, additional members at regular rate) *Members: FREE (must show membership card)


Additional $2.00 per person
By appointment only
*Prices include GST
For information or to book your tour please contact:
Phone number: (780) 791-7575 extension: 224

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