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With over 30 years of servicing the oil sands industry, FMGOC has contributed to the supporting and developing the Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) community.

Quick Community Facts

  • FMFN is located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray along the banks of the Athabasca River in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • The community boarders with the Fort McKay Métis Community
  • The band has over 600 members with approximately 400 Dene, Cree and Métis community members living in Fort McKay
  • It is a signatory to Treaty 8, and belongs to the Athabasca Tribal Council
  • A longstanding history dating back to 1820 when the Hudson Bay Company first built a trading post near the current site
  • In 1912, the community was named after Dr. William Morrison MacKay—Alberta’s first resident doctor and the first President of the Northern Alberta Medical Association
  • The Nation is managed by an elected Chief, Council and senior administrative body, led by the Band’s CEO
  • In 1986, the FMGOC was established, which is fully owned and operated by the community
  • Hunting and trapping is an integral part of the traditional livelihoods for many Fort McKay residents.

Fort McKay First Nation Majority owned Companies

The Nation’s business interests are conducted through a wholly owned Holding Company which oversees seven (7) companies. The investment approach is to select industry leaders as partners and invest equally with them in the creation of a new company that we believe will be able to provide the services/products which are needed by clients.

In a portfolio company, FMFN typically hold majority ownership (51%) and assign responsibility for day-to-day operations to our skilled partner, who holds minority ownership (49%).

As majority owners in these companies, and through Board representation and oversight that the company high expectation of customers and shareholders are met.

List below are the FMFN majority owned companies:


JV est. 2007


This joint-venture project between ATCO Structures & Logistics and the Fort McKay First Nation was constructed to house workers in the oilsands region of Fort McMurray, north of Fort McKay, and to withstand the area’s -30 degree Celsius weather.

Designed as a hotel-like lodge, it features kitchen and dining areas, a recreation centre, three comfortable and well-equipped dormitories, lounge area, full fitness room, a business centre and conference room. A total of 210 modules were used to construct this project.  This multi-faceted complex lodges 519 people and can be expanded to 1000.

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JV est. 2008


Barge Landing Lodge, an open camp that offers short and long-term accommodation for workers in the Alberta oil sands. The lodge was built in a joint venture partnership with the Fort McKay First Nation. This 7-year old, but newly renovated, camp with 1,500 rooms, a diverse menu, and a homey atmosphere. 

Barge Landing Lodge is now the second lodge of this kind in North America to be ISO 9001:2008 certified. The other is our own Creeburn Lake Lodge. This certification is an internationally recognized standard for quality management. 

ATCO Frontec will manage construction and day-to-day operations for the complex while Fort McKay Group of Companies provided the on-site construction services.

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JV est. 2002


First North Catering, a joint venture company between Compass Group Canada (Beaver) Ltd. and Fort McKay First Nation.


JV est.

Poplar Point Camp Services (Member of the ACFN Business Group)


Poplar Point Camp Services (Member of the ACFN Business Group)

Poplar Point Camp Services is a joint venture company that combines the strengths and local expertise of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation and ESS Support Services.  Poplar Point Catering are the market leaders in providing remote camp services and related support assistance to clients in the Wood Buffalo Region.

Services provided for:

  • CNRL Site


Caribou Energy Park


JV est.


Caribou Energy Park
Industrial Park Expansion (Partnered with Waiward Property Management)
Located in Fort McKay which is along the western shore of the Athabasca River and
is approximately 54 kilometers north of Fort McMurray along Highway 63. Caribou
Energy Park is directly east of the Fort McKay Industrial Park.


  • Peak Energy Services
  • Waiward Steel
  • Wajax
  • Ledcor
  • RSC Equipment Rental

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In the Athabasca region, there is a looming shortage of aggregate for road construction and regional infrastructure development. Hammerstone quarry provides a significant, local, secure, year-round source of limestone aggregates and environmental materials that will help enhance the sustainability and environmental performance of the oil sands industry.

Hammerstone's assets include over 750 million tonnes of limestone reserves within the existing Muskeg Valley Quarry and related Hammerstone Project which collectively encompass over 50 years of production life within its 3,600 acres. Hammerstone believes the strong global demand for oil and the heightened profile of Alberta's oil sands will ensure long-term demand for our limestone products.

Hammerstone Corporation also holds leases and permits for limestone and other minerals covering approximately 700,000 additional acres in the immediately surrounding area.

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JV est. 2013


In August 2013, a partnership was formed between the Fort McKay First Nation and Savanna Energy Services Corp. providing drilling, well servicing and oilfield rental services. The partnership is owned 51% by the Fort McKay First Nation and is called the Fort McKay-Savanna Energy Services Limited Partnership. Savanna is the operating partner and D&D Oilfield Rentals Corp., a 100% owned subsidiary of Savanna, operates the rental division, Fort McKay Savanna Oilfield Rentals. (1)

Fort McKay Savanna Oilfield Rentals’ new branch in the Fort McKay Caribou Energy Park opened in December 2013 to supply rental equipment in the Wood Buffalo area, providing quicker and better response to customers. This branch is closely integrated with D&D’s other branches, located in Redcliff, Lloydminster, Nisku and Stony Plain, Alberta, and Swift Current and Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

Fort McKay Savanna Oilfield Rentals provides the safe, convenient and reliable accommodations, equipment and tool rentals in the RM of Wood Buffalo. Our exceptional performance packages help our customers lower risk and operating cost. The largest to the smallest oil and gas operators rely on our people, equipment and proven processes to perform safely and efficiently in all conditions.

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If you have any questions regarding the Majority owned Companies, or would like to receive additional information on agreements, please contact Barrie Robb - CEO of Business Development at; barrie.robb(at)




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