Welcome to Macdonald Island Park

MacDonald Island Park is Canada’s largest community recreation, leisure and social centre

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.

Nestled amidst the natural beauty of the surrounding boreal forest and surrounding rivers, MacDonald Island Park seeks to deliver excellence in sports, events, leisure, culture and recreation experiences.

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  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • The Northern Lights Health Foundation's Kentucky Derby Spring Fling, presented by Syncrude Canada Ltd.

    The Health Foundation board and staff wish to invite you to the Kentucky Derby Spring Fling, presented by Syncrude Canada Ltd! The semi-formal event takes place at Shell Place on March 24, 2018.

  • The Annual Easter Brunch

    Join us this spring at the annual Easter Brunch on Sunday April 1st at Shell Place! In addition to the three Easter Egg hunts, kids can also look forward to face painting and crafts while guests enjoy the delicious culinary offerings throughout brunch. Easter Brunch ticket holders receive a complimentary day pass to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre for Easter Sunday.

  • YMM Home Show

    Bringing the community and home builder contractors together! The Home Show event will feature home builders, interior designers, landscape architects, contractors and more! 

  • Cinco de Mayo

    Join us amigos! On Saturday, May 5th, the Local HERO Foundation will host Cinco de Mayo, an evening in support of saving lives! With a live Mariachi band, LIVE auction, dinner and dancing, photo booth and more...Taco 'bout a fiesta! The Local Helicopter Emergency Response Organization (H.E.R.O) Foundation is a non-profit charity providing 24/7 dedicated medevac helicopter services.

  • Fort McMurray Giants Baseball

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