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Very interesting self tour

The mining giants are as they say giants. It us however a self tour. You walk around and check out... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
744bobf
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A "Big Piece" of History

Normally you could say that these are a little piece of history, but based on their sheer size it... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Mkilburn9
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Cold Lake, Canada
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| 45 kilometres north of the city on Highway 63, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped in and saw these giants up close. They definitely have the right name because they are massive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cathyleigh2015
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I've seen this monstrous machine on more than one occasion that's pretty cool too see how they used to do things in the olden days, it's north of Fort McMurray not far from syncrude and I would suggest if you're in the area go have...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Gives a good insight into the day to day operations of the mining operation. Great location, out in the middle of it all. Was happy we took the time to drive out there and have a look around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank danielcampbell943
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The equipment and setting is a great place to visit for some oil sands history. Very well set up! On the way back to town stop to see the Wood Buffalo!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank queenieg
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The mining giants are as they say giants. It us however a self tour. You walk around and check out the machines. Worth while seeing if you have the opertunity.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 744bobf
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

It's a great place to see some of the early equipment involved in harvesting the oilsands and learn some of the history associated with the mining.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Curtis Y
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Seeing the giants of mining from the past was very impressive. Really makes you appreciate how far along technology has come. The plaques are very informative.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank benpC4291WW
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Normally you could say that these are a little piece of history, but based on their sheer size it is a big piece. Need to check it out to see some history of the area, and what they were using when they first started mining...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mkilburn9
Reviewed 22 January 2018

It is a beautiful place to visit it as a lot of history about the type of things used in the oil sands when they first started to now will worth seeing...

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank dorinoble45
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Cool, be cool... big toys!! You just walk around a low maintain property, enjoy the sand floating in the air. Picnic tables are there but do ya really want to eat next to tailing sand? Not worth the drive.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jroc78
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anitamaurier
23 May 2017|
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Response from gjbooth | Reviewed this property |
You need to drive there. No bus that I am aware of. There is also the Oil Sands Discovery Center next to this exhibit with the massive truck that you can go inside of the cab to see how big it is. also the display of the... More
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anitamaurier
23 May 2017|
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Response from georgemom | Reviewed this property |
This is a free place to visit. As far as I know you have to drive up there.
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