lake area surrounding conklin



Where the Jackfish River arrives at Christina Lake is where you’ll find the rural hamlet of Conklin. Located 155 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray, Conklin is the southernmost community in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo and a prime destination for outdoors enthusiasts.

stunning lake view and clouds
lake view of conklin area

The overwhelming majority of residents are members of Conklin Métis Local 193 and work hard to preserve the community’s character and culture, enhance residential life, and accommodate the workforce as nearby oil sands developments continue to grow.

For those looking for winter adventures, snowmobiling is a heart-pounding thrill in Conklin. Bring your own sled or rent one in Fort McMurray and trailer it down, then hit the breathtaking trails throughout the boreal forest. If you’re after a quieter outdoor experience, there’s snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and fishing. And after a full day in the wilderness, there’s nothing better than unwinding beside the fire.

Whether you’re in the Conklin area for work or pleasure, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Learn more about Conklin

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Living in FMWB

Home is where the heart is. We’ve got a lot of that. We are a young and vibrant community, where friends and neighbours become family too.

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo

A Place of Strong Community

Compassion and generosity are at the heart of who we are. And that enduring spirit is woven through all the communities in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.




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Our Place

A Place of Diversity

We embrace each other because our differences make us stronger. Wherever you are from, whoever you are, we can’t wait to welcome you here.

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