Best Place 2024

Your McMurray Magazine’s Best Place of YMM 2024!

Best Barber Shop

Thickwood Barbershop

6-700 Signal Rd | 780-750-9939

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop
  • Fade 99 Barbershop
  • Millenium Barbershop
  • YMM Barbershop
  • The Zone Barbershop

Best Hair Salon

Spoiled Rotten Beauty Boutique

122 Millennium Dr | 780-714-5070

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Razor’s Edge 2.0 Hair Studio
  • COBIA Salon
  • Hair Affair Salon and Body Studio
  • Lavender Hair Studio
  • Orange Lily Hair and Home

Best Spa

Layers Wellness and Spa

Unit #4 – 100 Real Martin Drive | 780-750-6888

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Achieve Wellness Spa
  • Be Flawless YMM
  • Be-You-tiful Skin Care
  • FOY Medi Spa
  • OMA Beauty and Wellness by Sorina

Best Kid’s Birthday Venue

The Alley

15-8528 Manning Avenue | 780-972-9900

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • PlayOn Space
  • Awesome Khaos
  • Oil City Gaming Rig
  • Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre
  • Totalfit Ninja Warrior

“We are thrilled and thankful to be voted the Best Kid’s Birthday Party Venue! A HUGE thank you to all of our guests who choose to celebrate their special moments with us from birthday parties to team building events. We feel privileged to welcome you into our space, and are excited to create lasting memories with you and your families for years to come” —THE ALLEY

Best Fitness Centre

Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre

9908 Penhorwood St | (780) 791-7792

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Legacy Dodge Fitness Centre at MacDonald Island Park
  • CrossFit Crude
  • Gym Nation
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Totalfit Ninja Warrior

Best Live Entertainment Venue

Keyano Theatre

8115 Franklin Ave | 780-791-4930

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Rivers Casino & Entertainment Centre
  • Blackhorse Pub
  • East Village Pub
  • Fuel By Earls
  • Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

“Thank you to all our friends that enjoy our quality performances. We are looking forward to bringing more great entertainment!” —Eugene Carnegie, Director

Best Flower Shop (including Grocery)

The Flower Studio Home Decor, Plants & Gifts

412 Thickwood Blvd Bay 4 | 780-791-4262

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Caribou Flowers Plants & Gifts
  • flora.boreal
  • The Personal Florist
  • Save-On-Foods Thickwood
  • Sobeys Thickwood

“Always an honour to be apart of this dynamic community, thank you YMM for your continued support ! You made The Flower Studio 20 years strong ” —Dena Skubovius, Owner

Best School

Father Mercredi Community High School

455 Silin Forest Rd | 780-799-5725

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • École McTavish Public High School
  • Christina Gordon Public School
  • École Dickinsfield School
  • Frank Spragins High School
  • St Martha School

Best Real Estate Agency/ Group

Coldwell Banker United

9905 Sutherland Street | 780-714-5050

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • The Agency North Central Alberta
  • Bauld & Associates – eXp Realty
  • eXp Realty
  • RE/MAX Fort McMurray
  • Seller Direct Northern Homes Realty

“Congratulations to all the award winners and Nominees! WELOVEYMM – Also a big Thank you to all our clients for Trusting us to guide them in their Real Estate Journey; as these are often the biggest decisions of their lives; and for that we are so honored. Our Professionals here at Coldwell Banker United will continue to provide this trusted high level service. Thank you Fort McMurray & Wood Buffalo. —Colin Hartigan Broker/Owner

Best Dental Office

Graystone Dental Clinic

9714 Main St #101 | 780-743-5958

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Maxx Dental Group
  • CustomFit Denture Clinic
  • Dental Hygiene Express
  • The Dentists @ Thickwood
  • Timberlea Dental Clinic

Best Car Dealership

Northstar Ford Lincoln

540 Memorial Dr | 780-791-7911

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Summit GM
  • Easy Term Auto Group
  • Legacy Dodge Fort McMurray
  • Noral Toyota

Best in Automotive Accessories / Repairs

Shamrock Maintenance & Autobody

165 Macdonald Crescent | 780-743-4995

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • Acden Fleet
  • Borealis Automotive
  • Brignall Equipment Solutions
  • Summit GM Body Shop

Best Patio

Bear & Buffalo Bar / Restaurant

1 Real Martin Dr | 780-743-5577

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • East Village Pub
  • Earls Kitchen + Bar
  • Seventy Two Kitchen & Patio
  • Surekha’s On the Snye
  • The Banquet

Thank you Fort McMurray for voting Bear & Buffalo Best Patio 2 years in a row! We are very excited to be launching a completely new menu for the 2024 season with brunch coming back to Saturday and Sundays! Hope to see lots of familiar faces and new faces this summer! —Kelsey Babij

Best Coffee Shop

Mitchell’s Cafe

10015 Main Street | 780-743-1665

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Avenue Eatery & Cafe
  • Eagle Ridge Eatery & Cafe
  • Leaf-N-Bean Cafe at Mini Green Havens
  • Second Cup YMM
  • Starbucks Eagle Ridge

Best Liquor Store

Sobey’s Liquor Thickwood

101 Signal Rd #27 & 19 Riedel St #205 | 780-791-2822/ 780-715-4070

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Abasand Liquor
  • ACE Liquor Discounter
  • East Village Liquor Store
  • Fort Mac Liquor Store
  • That’s The Spirit Wine & Liquor

Best Jewellery Store

Prestige Jewellers

1124-9713 Hardin St | 780-790-9750

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Canadian Jewellers
  • Ben Moss Jewellers
  • Cutie & Co Shop
  • Michael Hill Jewellers
  • People’s Jewellers

“People may forget what you sold them or what they bought, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. That’s the legacy I want to leave behind.” —Mohamed Tarrabin, Owner

Best Clothing & Apparel Store

The Sprouting Fawn

8520 Manning Ave | 780-750-3296

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Velenzia
  • Eclipse
  • The Black Onyx Boutique
  • Thrifty Dutchess
  • Torrid
  • Yvonne Lauren Boutique

Best In Retail

Chocolates & Candlelight

122 Millennium Dr #4 | 780-743-3878

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Corridor Shops & Events
  • All-In Sports Den / The Music Room
  • The Black Onyx Boutique
  • Sephora
  • Venezia

“This is pretty dang cool to know that we still have it after 25 years!! We want to thank the community for supporting us so we can support them!” —Melanie Ference

Best Golf Course

Fort McMurray Golf Club

100 Real Martin Dr #3 | 780-743-5577

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Miskanaw Golf Club
  • RotaryLinks Golf
  • Vista Ridge Golf Course

Best Hotel

Best Western Plus Sawridge Suites

410 TaigaNova Crescent | 780-799-4552

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Pomeroy Hotel Fort McMurray
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Windham
  • Quality Inn & Conference Centre
  • Radisson Hotel & Suites
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Best Cleaning Company

JLO’s Cleaning Services


Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Poosh Cleaning Services
  • Acden Bee-Clean
  • Clutterbug Cleaners
  • K’s Enviro Clean
  • That Clean Home

Best Place to Watch Sports

The Canadian Brewhouse

108 Riverstone Ridge | 780-743-4557

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Boston Pizza Fort McMurray
  • Blackhorse Pub
  • Centerfire Place
  • East Village Pub & Eatery
  • Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place

“Please join us any night for great food and drink specials and all the actions in sports because Our House is Your House at The Canadian Brewhouse” —Rachelle Scholz, General Manager

Best in Home Repairs / Construction

Ice Age Mechnical


Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Paddy’s Mechanical
  • Collins Construction
  • NorthWest Construction Management
  • Optimal Mechanical
  • Paul Davis Fort McMurray

Best Dance Studio

YMM Dance Company

MacDonald Island Park

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • MKD The Space
  • Brady Academy of Irish Dance
  • Fort McMurray Celtic Dance Studio
  • Generation Dance Studio
  • UpTown! at SECPA

Best Pet Store

Pet Valu Downtown & Eagle Ridge

9531 Franklin Ave / 165 Eagle Ridge Blvd | 780-743-3313 / 780-743-1685

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • The Little Pet Company
  • Bone & Biscuit Franklin Ave
  • Bone & Biscuit Thickwood Blvd
  • Charlie’s Choices
  • Pet Valu Thickwood

“On behalf of the owners and staff from Petvalu Downtown and Eagle Ridge we want to thank our loyal and wonderful customers and their fur babies for recognizing us. We are a locally owned and operated business and love doing what we do for our community and its residents. Thank you!”

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