For decades, Fort McMurray was a transportation hub. In the spring, rail cars would arrive to unload their wares, which were then transferred to ships that traveled up the Athabasca River, distributing goods to remote communities as far north as the Arctic. Heritage Shipyard celebrates and preserves this essential part of our past with historical vessels, two train cars, a collection of artifacts and the Jack “Torchy” Peden Centre and Gift Shop.

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CCGS Miskanaw

Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Miskanaw was built by the Allied Shipbuilders of North Vancouver in...
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Dredge 250

The Dredge 250 is a ship built specifically for its work here in Northern Alberta. It was in...
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Fuel Barge

The barge operated as a storage vessel for the Dredge 250. It was used to hold the fuel that the...
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The Kris is a nimble, steel-hulled riverboat powered by a Detroit Diesel engine. It acted as a runabout...
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McMurray Tugboat

The McMurray tugboat was built in 1955 in eastern shipyards. This tugboat originally pushed...
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Miskanaw Barge

The Miskanaw Barge was built in 1962 by the Allied Shipbuilders of North Vancouver to accompany...
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NAR Caboose 13002 was built by the Canadian Car & Foundry in Montreal in 1926 for the Edmonton...
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NAR Comboose 303

Comboose 303 was purchased from the Boston and Albany Railroad in 1927. Northern Alberta Railways,...
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NTCL Blacksmith Shop

The Northern Transportation Company Limited Blacksmith Shop was built in the early 1940s....
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NTCL Carpentry Shop

The NTCL Carpentry Shop was built by the Hudson’s Bay Company at the Prairie Shipyards and...
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NTCL Machine Shop

Built in the 1940s, the Northern Transportation Company Limited Machine Shop was an important...
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Take a break from learning about our history and blow off some steam playing on the pirate ship playground.

Radium Scout

Radium Scout is the oldest ship here at Heritage Shipyard. It was built in 1946 by Standard Iron...
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Jack Torchy Peden Centre Radium Scout NAR Caboose NAR Comboose Miskansaw Barge CCGS Miskanaw Fuel Barge The Dredge 250 McMurray Tugboat Kris Playground NTCL Carpentry Shop NTCL Machine Shop NTCL Blacksmith Shop NTCL Shed