Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bird's Eye View

I'm down in Edmonton at the moment so in the meantime, here are a few photos of "town" aka Fort McMurray that I've shamelessly dug off the 'net. They're a bit dated but you get an idea at least of the lay of the land.

A couple views of downtown or "Lower Town Site" from the northwest and southwest respectively. River in the background to at the left of the first photo is the Clearwater River, which flows in from Saskatchewan and joins the Athabasca just north of the Lower Town Site. The water at the fore of the picture is an offshoot of the Clearwater known as The Snye, a popular place for float planes to land in summer and for snowmobiles in the winter.

The large brown building is the municipal building. Abasand Heights, one of the cities first subdivision dating from the '70's can be seen on the extreme left. The road up to it has a pretty steep grade......and the views coming down are fantastic.

Here is a view from the west side of the Athabasca River. If I'm not mistaken, that's the Thickwood Heights subdivision in the foreground.

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