Location: North of Fort McMurray, AB

When oil sands mining activities disturb fish habitat, companies must create an equivalent amount of functioning habitat – but how is this achieved? This tour reveals the process behind human-made water bodies (compensation lakes) that become functioning ecosystems. You’ll visit compensation lakes designed by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Imperial Oil, and you’ll see some of the progressive reclamation techniques they’ve used to revegetate the shore, create welcoming habitat for fish, and maximize the value of the lakes for local communities.