About Your McMurray Magazine
Created within the boundaries of Treaty 8 — the ancestral territories of the Cree, Dene, and Métis nations — Your McMurray Magazine is committed to being a magazine for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Fort McMurray, Alberta and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
Offering local content to the residents who call the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo region home, and an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to get their messages heard, the magazine features the voices of both seasoned local writers and writers who are still developing their voice. It offers this region that is often overshadowed by stereotypes and misconceptions the opportunity to celebrate what makes it worthy of being called home by so many: the rich tapestry of arts and culture, the energetic sports scene, the breathtaking natural beauty, and so much more.
Heading into its tenth year of publication, Your McMurray Magazine has played an important role in documenting the history of the region, including the 2016 Horse River Wildfire that forced upwards of 88,000 people from their homes, as well as the 1-in-100-year flood of 2020. But in addition to functioning as a historical archive for natural catastrophes, it literally writes the history of the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo region with each and every edition that is published.
Your McMurray Magazine features topical and seasonal feature articles as well as regular columns written by local contributors. Whether it’s reading about the best in eats and entertainment, catching up on all the latest special events, or learning about the incredible people who live in the region, there’s something for everyone in Your McMurray Magazine.
Your McMurray Magazine hosts both the Best of YMM program, the Top 50 Under 50 and YMM Builders programs which highlights the incredible businesses and people that make the community what it is. Highly anticipated and hugely celebrated each year, these programs have become a cornerstone of the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo community.
A beautiful, high-quality publication, Your McMurray Magazine is the perfect addition to our readers’ bookcases, coffee tables, or to share with family and friends. Most issues are available for free at local vendors around Fort McMurray, with other special editions available for purchase, such as the 2016 Wildfire Commemorative Edition.
Your McMurray Magazine is published by Balsom Communications.