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.
Our professional trainers specialize in teaching programs like BabyFit Bootcamp, Triple Threat Fitness and spin to help you reach your goals & stay motivated.
We have sports of all sorts! With new programs added regularly, we are constantly providing new and fun leagues and programs for all ages.
- Kids Programs
Our children’s programs provide a progressive environment that encourages children to learn and explore through play.
- Arts & Culture
MacDonald Island Park is home to the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by the Kirschner Family Corporation and many visual arts programs and workshops.
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.
- 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.
- Aquatic Leadership Training
Use your skills to make a difference, and find a career you love! Aquatic Leadership Training can set you on a path to becoming a Slide Attendant, Assistant Lifeguard, Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor. Kick start your career today!
- 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!
- Homeschool Programs
MacDonald Island Park hosts a variety of programs for homeschooled children aged 6-15.
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.
- June Bug Family Festival presented by Syncrude
The Hub Family Resource Centre’s June Bug Family Festival presented by Syncrude is a fun-filled weekend of bouncy castles, glitter tattoos, facepainting, talent shows, crafts and more. Bring your family down for some fun in support of The Hub Family Resource Centre!
Sustainival events are ungated and free to enter with tons of fun, educational activities, community booths, games and carnival rides – all powered by renewable energy! Before you know it you’ll be flying through the air, playing fun eco-games and checking out the different booths set up throughout the event that showcase local organization making your community more sustainable!
- Canada Day
Free family fun is back for Canada Day at MacDonald Island Park! Visit SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place on June 30th & July 1st for a variety of activities for the whole family including a Free Community Concert featuring Gord Bamford!
- Monster Truck Nitro Tour presented by BURNCO
Are you ready to feel the thunder?! The Monster Truck Nitro Tour presented by BURNCO is thundering into SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place with two shows in September 2023!
- Inter Pipeline Fort McMurray Marathon
Lace up, let’s go! Fort McMurray’s running event of the year is back with a new name! Mark your calendar for the Inter Pipeline Fort McMurray Marathon Sunday, September 24th.
- An Evening with Jillian Harris
Friday, October 20 at 6:30pm, Canadian entrepreneur and fashion and lifestyle guru Jillian Harris will be visiting Fort McMurray for an evening at the Shell Place Grand Ballroom.