Welcome to Macdonald Island Park

MacDonald Island Park is Canada’s largest community recreation, leisure and social centre, and in 2018 we are celebrating 40 years of fun! We deliver excellence in sport, recreation, leisure, culture and event experiences in the Wood Buffalo Region. Thank you to our community for the exceptional memories and join us as we celebrate our 40th!

The Island, operated by the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo, a not-for-profit corporation, is home to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Miskanaw Golf Club and Shell Place.

 

Facilities

  • Suncor Community Leisure Centre

    The 450,000 sq. ft. Suncor Community Leisure Centre quickly became one of the most popular leisure, fitness, and recreational attractions in Fort McMurray. Since opening in 2010, SCLC has welcomed millions of visitors.

  • Miskanaw Golf Club

    With a tranquil environment, the Miskanaw Golf Course features an Island Green that holds 10,000,000 gallons of recycled water, a wide variety of challenging holes for all skill levels, and a beautiful restaurant featuring the best patio in town, at the Fox Den Patio and Grill.

  • Shell Place

    Shell Place, opened in June 2015, encompasses SMS Equipment Stadium, the Baseball Stadium, Indoor Turf Field House, High Performance Training Centre and the Don Scott McMurray Law Office Badminton Centre. In addition to these amenities, Shell Place also boasts meeting, conference and event spaces and full hospitality services, as well as being home to the Redpoll Centre, a non-profit hub operated by the United Way of Fort McMurray.

Activities

  • Island Academy

    Our children’s programs provide a progressive environment that encourages children to learn and explore through play. Try out our new Island Academy program built to grow with your child’s development.

  • Climbing

    The MacDonald Island Park climbing wall is professionally textured to look and feel like a real rock face. The wall features 14 anchor routes, 3 auto belay routes and plenty of bouldering opportunities.

  • Dance

    The MacDonald Island Dance Academy is a full service dance studio providing education in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical and hip hop. We offer high quality instruction in a fun and welcoming environment.

  • Personal Training

    With a diverse group of personal trainers specializing in a variety of different topics, we are sure to have a highly educated trainer that suits your needs. From pregnancy to specialized athletic training, we have a trainer for you!

  • Training & Courses

    Get the training you need to ensure safety for those around you. Our professional staff teach various Lifesaving Society Lifeguard and Red Cross First Aid courses for ages 8 and up.

  • Golf

    Whether you are new to golf or want to improve on your skills, our seasonal golf programs and amenities are designed with you in mind.

  • Camps

    With a variety of camps, from sports to visual arts, we have something for every child.

  • Fitness

    Our professional trainers specialize in teaching programs like BabyFit Bootcamp, Triple Threat Fitness and spin to help you reach your goals & stay motivated.

  • Arts & Culture

    MacDonald Island Park is home to the MiDance Academy, the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by the Kirschner Family Corporation and many visual arts programs and workshops.

  • Aquatics

    The Syncrude Aquatic Centre shines as an example of aquatic excellence with its 54m Olympic swimming pool, diving boards, warm water leisure pool, family waterpark, whirlpools, lazy river and waterslides. The Syncrude Aquatic Centre hosts daily swim lessons, courses and various community groups.

Events

  • Small Business Golf Tournament

    Join us on June 22 for the Small Business Golf Tournament, where small businesses from across the community are invited to enjoy networking, team building and a little friendly competition! 

  • Beer Bacon Bands

    Beer, Bacon and Music aficionados unite to sample cold brews, taste unique bacon creations and listen to awesome live music, while having fun with a couple thousand of their closest friends!

  • Fort McMurray Giants Baseball

    The Giants are a collegiate summer baseball team playing in the WMBL. 2018 Season Tickets are on sale now!

  • Canada Day

    Celebrate Canada’s Birthday at MacDonald Island Park! Join us for a free community celebration featuring non-stop entertainment for the whole family including live music, children’s shows, bouncy castles, crafts and more! 

  • Fort McMurray Monarchs Football

    Fort McMurray Monarchs Tickets - On Sale Now! SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place is home to the Fort McMurray Monarchs!

  • Summer Sounds FM

    Summer Sounds FM is Fort McMurray's new hometown summer music festival! Taking place July 14 at SMS Equipment Stadium, enjoy the day long festival featuring country music's Kip Moore, LANCO & Jess Moskaluke

  • 2018 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship Presented by Pepsi

    2018 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship Presented by Pepsi will see ten teams of elite 18 and under athletes visit the region to compete in the Baseball Stadium at Shell Place and at Ross Hennigar Ball Park.

  • 2018 Community Registration Day Presented by Syncrude

    The community of the Wood Buffalo region is invited to kick-start the fall season with the annual Community Registration Day presented by Syncrude on Saturday, September 8.

  • Fort McMurray Half Marathon

    The Fort McMurray Half Marathon returns as the Fort McMurray Marathon, bigger than ever before! Runners of all levels can challenge themselves with a race that’s now twice the length. This day of outdoor fun & fitness will take place on Sunday, September 16 and includes a Full Marathon (42.2km), Half Marathon (21.1km), 10km, 5km, 3km and kid's fun run.

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