Waterways Homes & Real Estate

Waterways, including Draper Road, is a lovely Fort McMurray community with a long history.  Established in the early 1920s, the area has a strong sense of community.  The neighbourhood has a charming feel and a variety of home styles.  The Athabasca River separates Waterways from the rest of Fort McMurray, giving it a secluded and exclusive feel.

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Housing Market Information:

Waterways is the original townsite of Fort McMurray and it retains much of its historic charisma.  Originally developed as a shipping hub, the area now welcomes home buyers and a variety of businesses.  Although the Athabasca River separates Waterways from the rest of the city, the neighbourhood enjoys direct access to Highway 63. 

Due to its location, this community is popular with people who appreciate the short commute downtown as well as those who want to enjoy all the outdoor recreation opportunities the area offers.  Adjacent to the Clearwater and Hangingstone Rivers, residents have easy access to water recreation, hiking, quadding, and more! 

Waterways offers a variety of homes at a wide range of price points.  Vacant land starts at $75,000 and homes are available up to $850,000.  The area consists of predominantly single family homes, many of which have been recently renovated or rebuilt.  There is a small selection of multi-family homes as well as manufactured homes.  Vacant lots give buyers the opportunity to custom build their dream home to their taste, needs, and budget. 

Draper Road is also part of the Waterways community.  Homes on Draper Road include manufactured and single family homes, cabins, and acreages.  These homes are perfect for buyers looking for generous sized lots and privacy. 

Neighbourhood Highlights/Amenities:


  • Views of the Clearwater River
  • Acreage living close to amenities
  • Easy access to water
  • Seven kilometres of Gravel Class 4 community rural road runs through Draper area


  • Close to downtown Fort McMurray, amenities, stores, and restaurants
  • Dunvegan Gardens and Marketplace
  • J. Howard Pew Park (Football Field, Playground, Baseball field, Spray Park)
  • Waterways Basketball Court
  • Outdoor Skating Rink
  • Playground
  • Sara Holden Dog Park
  • Rapheal Cree Park and Boat Launch
  • Tom Weber Park and Boat Launch
  • Sitskaw Staging Area

Healthcare Facilities: 

Neighbourhood Schools:

  • Students in Draper and Waterways are bussed to nearby schools in downtown Fort McMurray.
  • The community is close to local elementary and high schools as well as Keyano College.

Bus Stop Information: 

The transit bus schedules for the area are listed below. Several of the bus stops are utilized for transportation to site as well.

Waterways and Draper are historic neighbourhoods that appeal to buyers who would like to be close to downtown yet feel like they're miles away. These close-knit communities are perfect for quick access to downtown Fort McMurray and popular recreational activities throughout the year. 

Waterways Real Estate Agents

Phone(780) 972-3924


Address TJ Campbell
Royal Lepage
120-151 Loutit Road
Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0K6