Aurora Mine Tour (March 7, 2023) 

*In-person event* 


  • Attendees must get to/from Fort McMurray on their own.
  • The SMEOG meeting and departure for the tour will occur at: Best Western Plus Sawridge Suites, 410 TaigaNova Crescent, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0T4 
  • Accommodations are available at the Best Western (no official block of rooms is being held) for anyone wishing to arrive on March 6.  
  • If you are not attending the SMEOG meeting, please make sure to be at the Best Western by 11 am, March 7 for tour departure. 


Travel options to Fort McMurray 

There are a few flights into Fort McMurray (YMM); many prefer to drive. It is approximately 5 hours from Edmonton, with travel on a 4-lane highway. If you choose to drive, please let GMG know if you are looking for a rideshare (offer or need) and we can connect attendees. 

Return to the Best Western after the tour will not be until 4:15-4:30 pm; it is a 25 min drive from there to the airport. 


Note: If PPE is required, it will be provided at the mine. No need to pack your own.