Find a home away from home in Fort McMurray at the eco-friendly Best Western PLUS Sawridge Suites, designed for short or long-term stay guests and their Very Important Pets. Enjoy a taste of traditional Cree hospitality and settle into your spacious room, with a well-equipped kitchenette, to enjoy a great night’s sleep in our signature Dreamers Wanted™ beds.
Our amenities include a fitness centre and steam room, underground parking, meeting spaces, and an open-concept dining room and lounge that we promise will leave you—and your taste buds—very happy! Whether you’re in town for work at the oil sands, or visiting to see the northern lights, enjoying the fun at Indigenous festivals such as the annual McMurray Métis Fest, or heading out on a fishing or hunting adventure, with our decades of hospitality experience, you can be sure we know how to make you feel right at home.
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Best Western Plus Sawridge410 TaigaNova Crescent
Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9K 0T4
1 (888) 729-7343 Visit Website
Traditional Indigenous Dwellings
Traditional Indigenous accommodations were a sophisticated response to each community’s unique natural environment and lifestyle. Although contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada live in modern housing, our traditional dwellings can provide important insight into how we used to live.Learn More
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
Take an important step towards reconciliation
Walk along with us as we share the stories of our resilience and will to survive in the face of the atrocities visited upon us, mostly at the hands of the Government of Canada and church policies. Visit the sites of former “Indian” Residential Schools, where thousands of our Peoples were abused and murdered at the hands of those who were meant to protect them. Hear heartwarming stories of our perseverance despite odds that continue to be stacked against us, and find hope for the future.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.