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We understand that purchasing a new home
is a big decision.

Selecting the right community is an important step in the home buying or building process.

This is why we work hard to offer you beautiful homes in idyllic locations.

Some communities have character that is defined by their look, others have personality based on the smells of the flora or the services on offer at independent shops. But there are some communities that are as much driven by the people who live there. They might be small, but they are mighty, and within those communities remain great options for young and mature families alike. Waterways is one such neighbourhood. It is filled with family and community oriented people with a colourful flair.

Waterways backyard is located along the west bank of the Clearwater River just south of where this river meets the Athabasca River. As one of the innermost neighbourhoods of Fort McMurray, This community is centrally located near the downtown area for urban dwellers to enjoy the easy walk to their favourite restaurant, bar, entertainment venue, or just to see the sites of Fort McMurray.

With lovely views of the river families can enjoy the nearby Tom Weber boat launch, outdoor spray park, baseball diamonds, and Heritage Park and Village keeping the history of Fort McMurray alive. Locals enjoy the benefits of active river side living where they can hike, bike, fish and enjoy winter activities right out their own back door. 


The Royal Canadian Legion is situated in community centre and is home to many community events. Pets welcome! Toss a ball for your pup in the newly opened dog park.

Fun Facts about Waterways

Style and Age of Homes

Waterways is a charming collection of single family, duplexes and mobile homes many with stunning views of the Clearwater and Hanging Stone Rivers. Typical age of homes is 1920-current, the area is being rebuilt


Waterways is situated alongside the Clearwater River and Hanging Stone Rivers, just south of downtown with direct access to Hwy 63 for a quick commute to work or downtown with major routes for both industry and municipal bus services.


Waterways is served by bus service to schools within the RMWB

Waterways Quick Facts

The population of Waterways in 2015 was 667 with 264 dwellings according to a municipal census conducted by the R.M of Wood Buffalo. During the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, Waterways was critically damaged. According to fire damage reports on May 4, 90% of homes in Waterways had been lost to the wildfire. Waterways is actively rebuilding

The Alberta and Great Waterways Railway was extended to Waterways in 1921. Waterways was the northernmost point on the North American railroad grid until service was extended to Hay River, Northwest Territories. Cargo for destinations further north was shipped to Waterways, and then transferred to barges. Fleets of tugboats were then employed to take these barges to destinations within the Mackenzie River watershed. Legislation authorizing the construction of the rail line was passed in 1909. In the 1960s, the more northerly Hay River, on Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, became the northern terminus of the rail grid


Home transaction Data
*Stats produced by Susan Lore for Fort McMurray Alberta
November 1st, 2020-January 31st, 2021
The data included on this website is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed to be accurate by the Ft. McMurray Real Estate Board.

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