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Fort McMurray Movers

 

Here at Ferguson Moving & Storage, we totally get that moving is overwhelming. As Fort McMurray Movers have the solutions you need.

For more than 97 years, we have been asked to come into homes like yours for the purpose of moving peoples treasured furniture and other belongings. We think you deserve the highest level of moving service to the Fort McMurray area. That is why we act like a concierge for your move. We assign every move with a single point of contact from beginning to end. Our personalized service in moving means you won’t have to meet our entire office staff, just one single caring manager that will look after your moving needs. Our mission is to make sure you are looked after before during and after moving day.

We really do want to make sure you are moved with the uttermost care. That’s why we offer the highest quality movers, packing materials and customer care. We blanket wrap your furniture in your home before it moves. So you can see us caring.

We’ll pack up & move your finest electronics

Need audio/video disconnection service? Perhaps you need you your Plasma TV packed because you didn’t keep the original TV Box. We offer customized packing and watch out for even the finer details.

We know your neighbourhood.

We’ve been moving BC residents for nearly 100 years. So we won’t have any trouble navigating to your old home or your new one. Not ready to move in yet? Ask us about our storage container options!

Buildings managers love us and so will your new Fort McMurray neighbours.

We’ll take care to protect your building’s entrance floors and work with your building managers to make sure elevators are padded and locked before the movers even arrive.

We know how to work fast and move your items carefully.

We have the only training facility for moving companies that shows our crews how to disassemble and reassemble furniture that doesn’t fit out the doors. Plus, we have access to specialty companies to service universal gyms, pool tables and more.

This is all part of your guaranteed flat moving quote.

All the above services are genuinely included in your flat rate moving price. Your professional move manager will access everything before quoting your move. We never have hidden fees and you can count on it.

 

Below are more services we offer at Ferguson Moving & Storage:

• Packing and Unpacking Moving Tips- We’re probably the only people you now know in Fort McMurray who actually enjoy packing and unpacking services.

Ferguson Moving & Storage in Vancouver has partnered with FROGBOX to make your move less stressful on you and the planet. Book your move with Ferguson today and we’ll include 20 FREE FROGBOX moving boxes at no charge.

Moving Cleaning Service- Ferguson Movers help take the moving strains and stress off you by providing you with their professional cleaning service. Ferguson Movers will leave your house smelling fresh and clean for the new residents, ultimately leaving you with more time and energy to unpack and settle in your new home.
We have made a handy moving cleaning checklist that you can print off if you want to clean yourself after the movers are gone or we offer a flat rate cleaning serviceto clean your home or just a few rooms using the same cleaning checklist.

Click here for additional FAQ’s and information about our Fort McMurray moving services.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY AND HELPFUL CONTACT INFORMATION FOR FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA

In 1995, the City of Fort McMurray and the Improvement District 143 amalgamated to create the
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The area of Fort McMurray is the centre of the municipality
and is located in Northern Alberta. Fort McMurray is approximately 438 km northeast of Edmonton and
64 km west of the Saskatchewan border, along Highway #63. The community is situated at the
confluence of the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers.
Fort McMurray has an average January temperature of –19.8°C and an average July temperature of
16.6°C. The average annual precipitation is 464.8 mm, with 155.8 cm of snowfall.
The population of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo numbers approximately 104,338.
The population of Fort McMurray numbers approximately 76,797.

YESTERDAY AND TODAY
A former North West Mounted Police post, Fort McMurray was rebuilt in 1870 and named after
Hudson’s Bay Company Factor William McMurray. It functioned primarily as a fur-trade post and
transportation centre connecting Edmonton to the Athabasca country. The horse and stern-wheeler were
critical to its survival until 1922 when the railway reached Waterways, 12.8 km south. Several fish
plants and a salt-extraction industry developed thereafter. During WWII the town was an important base
for the Canol project.
Fort McMurray is located in the midst of the 78,000 km² oil sands, said to contain an estimated 3.9
billion m³ of recoverable synthetic crude oil. Experimentation in oil recovery and its impact on the
town’s economy date from the early 20th century. In 1964, the Great Canadian Oil Sands project was
given permission to start construction and modern Fort McMurray was born, growing from 1,200 people
that year to 10,000 a decade later.
Today, Fort McMurray is an important commercial, cultural and recreation centre for the Wood Buffalo
Municipality. Oil sands dominate the economy with a growing focus on forestry, manufacturing and
tourism.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS
Oil Sands Discovery Centre – The Oil Sands Centre shows the rich history and modern technology of oil
sands mining through graphic displays and experiments. Outside, an industrial “garden” filled with
machines and equipment used at the two oil sands plants in the Fort McMurray area invites visitors to
explore the full scale of the experience.
Heritage Park – On the banks of the Hangingstone River, a reconstructed village of 12 buildings from
Fort McMurray’s early days, including the RCMP building, the church, and the Hill Drugstore Museum.
(07/11)

FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS (CONT)
Birchwood Trails – The community maintains 130 km of biking and walking trails that meander
throughout Fort McMurray.
Annual Events – Fort McMurray is host to numerous annual community events including the Canada
Day Parade in July and the Santa Parade in November.

MEDIA
One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper. Many
publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:
“Fort McMurray Today”
8550 Franklin Ave.
PO Box 4008
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 3G1
(780) 743-8186
www.fortmcmurraytoday.com
Local FM Radio Stations:
CJOK …………………………………. 93.3
CKYX ……………………………….. 97.9

MEDICAL SERVICES
A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Northern Lights Regional Health Centre
7 Hospital St.
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 1P2
(780) 791-6161
www.albertahealthservices.ca

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA
EDUCATION
For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
Fort McMurray School District #2833
231 Hardin St.
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 2G2
(780) 799-7900
www.fmpsd.ab.ca
For information on the Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:
Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education
9809 Main St.
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 1T7
(780) 799-5700
www.fmcsd.ab.ca
Additional educational institutes:
Keyano College
8115 Franklin Ave.
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 2H7
(780) 791-4800
www.keyano.ca

RECREATION
For information about facilities, clubs, sports leagues and public libraries in your area, please contact:
Parks and Recreation Department ……………………… (780) 799-5832
Fort McMurray Public Library ………………………….. (780) 743-7800
Centennial Pool ……………………………………………….. (780) 799-5853
Frank Lacoroix Arena ………………………………………. (780) 743-7974
Macdonald Island Park Recreation Complex ………. (780) 791-0070

TRANSPORTATION
Driver and Vehicle Licensing-Alberta Registry Agents:
Fort McMurray Vehicle Licensing ………………… (780) 790-0416
Public Transit-Wood Buffalo Transit …………….. (780) 743-4157

FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA
PUBLIC SERVICES
Cable TV: Shaw Cablesystems ………………………………………………… (780) 714-5355
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca
Hydro: ATCO Electric ………………………………………………………. 1-800-668-2248
Website ……………………………………………………… www.atcoelectric.com
Gas: ATCO Gas (within AB) ……………………………………………………. 310-5678
ATCO Gas (outside AB) …………………………………………. (780) 420-7211
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.atcogas.com
Water: Water Billing …………………………………………………………. (780) 743-7825
Garbage/Recycling: Garbage Collection …………………………………………………. (780) 799-7939
Telephone: Telus (within AB) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Telus (outside AB) ………………………………………………… 1-800-400-2598
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com
The telephone area code for Fort McMurray is 780.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:
Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce
#304-9612 Franklin Ave.
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 2J9
(780) 743-3100
www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca
For other information about your new community, including area maps and brochures, please contact:
Wood Buffalo Regional Municipality
9909 Franklin Ave.
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 2K4
(780) 743-7000
For more information about Fort McMurray, visit their website at www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca

MOVING TIPS BROCHURES
Household Goods Protection
Packing Tips
Dangerous Goods

WELCOME WAGON
Welcome Wagon is a free service to help you get acquainted with y our new community by
Providing valuable information about your new area and gifts from local merchants.

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