The Merit Hotel & Suites is conveniently located downtown close to shopping, Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the business sector. Following Highway 63 north, exit right onto King Street. The Hotel is located on the corner of King Street and Franklin Avenue and across from Keyano College and half a block from Fort McMurray Hospital.
In the heart of downtown Fort McMurray, Merit Hotel & Suites is perfectly located for guests to enjoy a short walk to shopping at the Peter Pond Mall and other stores, dining at dozens of restaurants, an evening out on the town at nightclubs or fun and games at the Boomtown Casino.
Winter offers cross country skiing, snowmobile tours and more. Summer serves up a choice of 18-hole golf courses nearby including the Fort McMurray Golf Club, Miskanaw Golf Club and Quarry Ridge Golf Course.
Experience exhilarating white water runs on the local rivers; take a helicopter tour or hike and bike through hundreds of trails in the Richardson River sand dune area. Fishing is easy to get hooked on and includes the chance to fly on a floatplane directly from Fort McMurray to remote areas virtually untouched by man. In the dense forests both nature photography and hunting are popular pursuits.
Discover the history, science and technology behind the world's first commercially successful oil sands project at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. Suncor Energy's Experience the Energy Tour offers guided tours of the mining to pipeline process.
Enjoy unique cultural events such as Interplay and the Blueberry Festival and special community festivals, parades, live theatre almost every week during the summer.
During the winter the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) make the sky dance with mesmerizing hues of green, white and red . The Cree Indians called this phenomenon the Dance of the Spirits
For more ideas on what to see and do visit Fort McMurray Tourism.