Fort McKay First Nation & Noralta Lodge Join Forces

Fort McKay First Nation & Noralta Lodge Join Forces

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016268 Views

EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(Feb. 16, 2016) – Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN), together with Noralta Lodge, are pleased to announce their shared ownership in a new accommodations service company. The company will service clients out of Noralta Lodge’s Fort McMurray Village location (“the Village”) and is designed to provide leading workforce accommodations and logistics solutions to the oil and gas industry.

Fort McKay First Nation is a prominent and respected First Nation business leader in the Alberta oil sands region. Noralta Lodge’s Village, which houses 5 open lodges with over 3000 guest rooms, is located on Fort McKay First Nation traditional lands in close proximity to several major oil sands production sites.

“This new company brings together two industry leaders and gives both a strong competitive advantage. It significantly increases our ability to compete for market share in a challenging marketplace by aligning our offering to better meet the diverse needs of producers working in the region,” said Corey Smith, President and CEO of Noralta Lodge. “We’re pleased to be able to offer this new company’s services to industry.”

“We are proud to announce the addition of this new company to the Nation’s business portfolio,” said Mr. Barrie Robb, CEO Business Development, Fort McKay First Nation. “In light of the current economic times, we are fortunate to be able to continue to grow. We feel that Noralta Lodge understands the mission of the Nation’s business portfolio which is to generate profits which can be reinvested in the community of Fort McKay, and they will be valuable co-owners in this new company.”

This service company will be officially launched in March 2016. More information will become available in the coming weeks.


Noralta Lodge is shifting the focus of the lodging industry towards wellness by demonstrating the importance of quality accommodations on the productivity, safety, retention, and attraction of employees. Through its full service open lodge accommodations, facilities management services, and turnkey solutions, Noralta Lodge is offering unmatched hospitality wherever you work. For more information, please visit Noralta Lodge’s website at


As a First Nation, FMFN is a leader in working collaboratively with industry, and holds a successful and long established record of strong relationship building with the various companies operating adjacent to its land and territory. Fort McKay has aimed to maximize its participation in the economy to create sustainable, long-term growth and development. Visit for more information.

Contact Information

Noralta Lodge
Blaire McCalla
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Direct: 780.955.8419 or Cell: 780.995.5228
[email protected]

Fort McKay First Nation
Rose Mueller
Communications Director
Cell: 780.799.6370
[email protected]


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