Over the weekend, Mike and I visited his sister and brother-in-law in Fort McMurray, Alberta. It was our first time visiting Fort McMurray and as such, I ensured our weekend itinerary included trying lots of local restaurants and mapping out Instagrammable Walls of Fort McMurray!
If this is your first time reading about my love of Instagrammable Walls, let me explain.
Finding Instagrammable Walls is one of my favourite things to do when I travel. Every city has them. Being ‘Instagrammable’ simply describes the wall’s aesthetic. These pretty, interesting coloured, textured, muralled, highly photogenic walls make a great backdrop for photos with yourself or your friends. They can be indoor or outdoor, but I’ve primarily focused on outdoor walls (they’re more accessible!)
I think Instagrammable Walls add to the beauty of a city, and can attract people to a location as a destination.
You’ve likely walked or driven by Instagrammable Walls but wouldn’t notice it’s ‘Instagrammable’ unless someone pointed it out. Or, maybe you note ‘that’s pretty’ but keep going.
If you’re from out of town, watching for and photographing Instagrammable Walls is a really great way to explore a new place, and in today’s social media world, it gives you some really great settings for vacation photos to share online!
One of my favourite parts about identifying Instagrammable Walls of Fort McMurray, is how my sister and brother-in-law were surprised that these everyday buildings that they’ve driven by many times, were actually beautiful when you stopped to point them out and photograph them!
Check out my Guide to Fort McMurray’s Most Instagrammable Walls!
You can also check out my:
- Guide to Edmonton’s Most Instagrammable Walls
- Guide to Calgary’s Most Instagrammable Walls
- Guide to Medicine Hat’s Most Instagrammable Walls
- And I’ve also hosted Edmonton Instagrammable Walls Photo Walks
If I’m missing a wall, please let me know! Be sure to email, tweet @lindork, message me on Instagram @lindork, or share Fort McMurray wall locations/photos on Instagram using #IGWallsofYMM to get them added to the list!
Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Fort McMurray
Last Updated: January 30, 2018
Location: Food Bank Graffiti Wall (Wood Buffalo Food Bank 10117 King St.)
Location: Striped Wall at Save On Foods (Stoneycreek Village #106 – 100 Riverstone Ridge).
Location: Indoor Coffee Mural (Avenue Coffee at Bay 5, 8102 Fraser Ave.)
Location: Lions Park Mural
Location: Pastel Dinosaur Wall (Romeo’s Flooring 10203 Centennial Dr.)
Location: Bubble Wall (Waypoints 9917 Fraser Ave).
Location: Cartoon Mural (Father Turcotte Omi School)
Location: Green Wall (Subserious Auto Works 8543 Manning Ave.)
Location: Pink (but actually Purple, but for some reason shows up as pink, really I didn’t filter it to be pink) Wall (Keyano College 8115 Franklin Ave).
As I said, if I’m missing a wall, please let me know! There were a few more walls I did catch that could have been Instagrammable Wall-worthy, but sometimes it’s hard to convince people to drive out of their way to stop at a wall for a photo lol.
Thanks to Nicola Pringle (@nicopringo) for designing my Guide to Instagrammable Walls logo!