2023 Canada Day at MIP

July 1 Update - Location Change for Some Canada Day Activities

Due to the current air quality and predicted rain in the forecast, we are moving some of the scheduled Canada Day activities indoors at Shell Place.

Please enter SMS Equipment Stadium via the stadium gates and our staff will help to direct you to the activities located indoors at Shell Place.

Please note: the scheduled stage entertainment will still take place on the outdoor stage in SMS Equipment Stadium.

Rain, shine or smoky weather, Canada Day 2023 at MIP is rolling ahead and we look forward to welcoming you between noon and 5pm today! 

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 community!

Full Schedule

June 30 - Free Community Concert & Syncrude Fireworks

On June 30, Canada Day kicks off with a Free Community Concert featuring CMA & CCMA award-winning country music star, Gord Bamford! Gates will open at 6:00pm for this family-friendly show. The evening will conclude with the Syncrude Fireworks at approximately 11:00pm. The best on-Island viewing of the fireworks will be from inside SMS Equipment Stadium.

Country 93.3 Music Main Stage - Show Times
  • 6:00pm - Gates Open
  • 7:00pm - Mychela
  • 8:20pm - Sykamore
  • 9:30pm - Gord Bamford
  • 11:00pm - Syncrude Fireworks

Join us for an evening of music, food & fun! No tickets are required to attend and the event is open to all community members for free!

July 1 - Free Family Fun Activities

On July 1, SMS Equipment Stadium will host our annual free Canada Day activities from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

Activity Schedule

Family Activities – SMS Equipment Stadium – 12:00 – 5:00pm

  • Bouncy Castles
  • Face Painting presented by CNOOC
  • Craft Carnival
  • Birthday Cupcakes presented by Canadian Natural
  • Freezie Giveaway presented by SMS Equipment
  • Community Activations
  • Food Trucks and Concession
  • Obstacle Course

Children’s Entertainment – Mix 103.7 & 100.5 Cruz FM Family Main Stage

  • 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm - Dorothy & Wags from the Wiggles
  • 3:00pm Magic Show with David Thiel

More Activities

  • 12:00 – 5:00pm - Western Canada Strongest Man and Woman – Legacy Dodge Field Parking Lot 
  • 12:00 – 5:00pm - Grand Opening of 3x3 Basketball Courts – SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place 
  • 12:00 – 5:00pm - Money Saver Swim and Skate – Suncor Community Leisure Centre
  • 12:00 – 5:00pm - 3x3 Basketball Tournament –  SMS Equipment Stadium
  • 7:05pm - Fort McMurray Giants Game – Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place 


Canada Day

Thank you to our Community Partners

Syncrude operated by Suncor


Canadian Natural




SMS Equipment


Mix 103.7 & 100.5 Cruz FM   Mix 103.7 & 100.5 Cruz FM


Country 93.3     Country 93.3

Sentinel Storage

United Rentals