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Giants of Mining

| 45 kilometres north of the city on Highway 63, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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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 4 weeks ago
Bob F
via mobile
Great place to see some of the starting equipment of the oilsands.

It's a great place to see some of the early equipment involved in harvesting the oilsands and learn... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Curtis Y
via mobile
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| 45 kilometres north of the city on Highway 63, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Bob F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Curtis Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank benpC4291WW
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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

Thank Mkilburn9
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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...

Thank dorinoble45
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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.

Thank Jroc78
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A great place to take visitors to see some of the history of the region. You get to see the size and scope of industry. You can also walk inside of a bucket and take pics.

Thank Larry L
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The giants of mining are a little ways out of town but you also get to see a bit of the Syncrude plant as you make your way. There are a neat piece of history to come and visit.

Thank Evan D
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

It was a long drive up to see this. Ok for a picnic place. The kids were amazed for 5 minutes and then got bored.

1  Thank theonlylostmoose
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

It was a very interesting place to stop. The machines are massive. The one problem I had was that there are no bathrooms available for the public.

1  Thank boobityboo
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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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