Summer Hours (May 15 to Sept. 3, 2018):
Open daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter Hours (Sept. 4, 2018 to May 14, 2019):
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, and Easter Monday.


515 MacKenzie Blvd.
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4X3

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  • Adult (18 to 64): $11
  • Senior (65 and older): $8
  • Youth (7 to 17): $7
  • Child (0 to 6): Free
  • Family (2 adults and youths to a maximum of 8 people): $29
  • Experience Alberta's History Annual Pass Holders: Free
  • Cultural Access Pass Holders: Free
  • Canadian Military and Family (with CFOne Card): Free
  • Group Bookings (15 people or more): Discounted admission if pre-booked


  • Visitor information services
  • Gift shop
  • Washrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Free Wi-Fi

Group Bookings

  • Pre-booked groups of 15 or more people receive 20% off the total admission price.
  • In order to receive the group discount, one payment must be made for the entire group. (Each person cannot pay individually.)
  • Group visit bookings include access to all exhibits and public programs offered as part of the regular daily schedule. To see the daily schedule, please visit our Programs page.
  • To book, please email us at or phone 780-743-7167.
  • See our Oil Sands Experience page for more information about a private program.


  • The Oil Sands Discovery Centre offers a full range of curriculum-based education programs. See our school programs page for more information and for a full list of program offerings.
  • To book, please email us at or phone 780-743-7167.


  • The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchairs are available for public use
  • Certified service animals are allowed onsite

Gift Shop

  • The Discovery Shop is operated by Fort McMurray Tourism and is open during regular Visitor Information Centre hours. Please email Fort McMurray Tourism at for more information or call 780-791-4336.


  • Pets are not allowed inside the Discovery Centre, but are allowed on the grounds, on leashes.

Visitor Tips

  • Plan to spend between 30 minutes and 2 hours.
  • Try to catch one of our hot water extraction demos for an explanation of how bitumen is extracted from oil sand.
  • Check out our daily films and demonstrations schedule to see what's happening before you visit.


  • Free public parking
  • Bus and RV (recreational vehicle) parking is available
  • No overnight parking