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About Fort McMurray
Fort McMurray is a must-see destination for outdoor enthusiasts, but it also possesses a rich array of entertainment that is sure to entice all types of travelers. During the winter months, the Northern Lights produce dazzling displays of natural light that provide a magical backdrop to all of your nights in town. Surrounded by boreal woodland, it's also easy to embrace nature with birchwood hikes or forest snowmobiling expeditions, depending on when you visit. With its complex river system and vast spread of picturesque green space, Fort McMurray is a popular retreat for fishing trips and golf getaways. Helicopter tours are the best way to take in all of this natural beauty from above.
Visitors can get a flavor of Fort McMurray's vibrant cultural community with locally produced live performances at the Keyano Theatre and Norm Weiss Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts. Mouth-watering eateries serving up a range of cuisines populate both sides of the river, while the popular Boomtown Casino is worth a trip for those feeling lucky.
Bus travel on Cold Shot Bus along scenic highways connects Fort McMurray with Edmonton to the south and, from there, the rest of urbanized Canada. Efficient air travel across the country is available from the Fort McMurray International Airport, while boats running up and down the Athabasca River offer a more leisurely mode of transport.
Cold Shot bus services depart from the parking lot at 21-8102 Fraser Ave, surrounded by a hotel, restaurants, and other services. Passengers can easily park their vehicles in the lot before boarding the bus. The most popular destinations for buses from Fort McMurray are Edmonton, Calgary, and Grande Prairie. Although the parking lot has few amenities, it is located quite close to a coffee shop with air conditioning and a waiting area, along with restrooms.
Popular bus stations in Fort McMurray:
Shell Gas Station
10016 Marshall St
10013 Macdonald Ave
Shell Gas Station
Peter Pond Mall Entrance on Haineault St.
What bus companies travel to Fort McMurray, Alberta?
Bus companies serving Fort McMurray
|Bus||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Cold Shot Bus||15||7h 38m||$69.16|
|Rider Express||14||11h 31m||$89.33|
|Red Arrow Motorcoach||12||8h 36m||$106.80|
|KCTI Passenger Bus Service||2||11h 39m||$100.25|
ebus is a family-owned bus carrier that serves Alberta and British Columbia. ebus service offers passengers a comfortable yet budget-friendly way to travel. You can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach.
Cold Shot Bus has been operating in the Canadian province of Alberta since 2005. The regional bus company runs smaller shuttle buses with a maximum capacity of around 20 passengers. Because Cold Shot keeps prices low, passengers should expect a more basic experience without onboard Wi-Fi or power outlets.
Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings.
Which bus carrier has the best service to Fort McMurray?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Fort McMurray by bus with Cold Shot Bus giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Red Arrow Motorcoach had the most comfortable bus service to Fort McMurray taking into account the seats and amenities that Red Arrow Motorcoach offers. They rate Red Arrow Motorcoach a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Fort McMurray punctually, travelers suggest that Cold Shot Bus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Fort McMurray, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The busiest bus station in Fort McMurray is Quality Inn. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Fort McMurray are:
- Quality Inn
- Shell Gas Station
- 10016 Marshall St
Top bus routes to and from Fort McMurray
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