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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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Events

  • MacDonald Island Dance Academy presents "The Grinch"

    Join us for a festive family celebration as MI Dance Academy presents 'The Grinch'; a balletic adaptation of Dr. Seuss's classic tale. Enjoy a trip to Whoville with upbeat Christmas performances that include dancing reindeer, graceful snowflakes, and a very special lighting of the Whoville Christmas tree.

  • 2017 Oilsands Banquet

    The Oilsands Banquet is an annual event that attracts leaders from Industry, Government, Education, First Nations and the community at large, designed and dedicated to selecting and honouring a worthy community stakeholder from this unique region of Alberta. 

  • 8th Annual Small Business Christmas Party

    Join us on December 1 for our 8th Annual Small Business Christmas Party, where small businesses from across the community are invited to celebrate the holiday season! 

  • Christmas Trade Show & Market

    Starting on December 1, over 250 vendors from across North America exhibit, introduce new products and sell their wares at this general consumer trade show.

  • Oil Barons 3-on-3 Hockey Challenge

    Registration is now open for the Oil Barons 3-on-3 Hockey Challenge, an annual event back this year from December 28 - 30 with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons as the new presenting partner. The event is open to all Divisions (Initiation to Midget).

  • 2018 Alberta Winter Games

    In February, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will host approximately 2800 athletes, coaches and officials from across the Province. Tickets to the 2018 Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games will grant you access to 22 sporting events across 11 venues during the 3-days of competition. From Hockey and Curling to Boxing and Badminton, there is something for everyone!

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