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

  • 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!

  • Lifeguard Training & First Aid

    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

  • All White Affair

    AMD Productions & DNYCE ENT Presents the All White Affair. An all white affair at Shell Place! 

  • Fort McMurray Monarchs vs. Lloydminster Vandals

    Fort McMurray Monarchs Tickets - on sale now! SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place is home to the Fort McMurray Monarchs!

  • Fort McMurray Giants vs. Edmonton

    The Giants are a collegiate summer baseball team playing in the WMBL. 

  • Fort McMurray Flea Market

    This summer, the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo is introducing the new Fort McMurray Flea Market, an opportunity for vendors of used goods, owners of home-based businesses, sellers of vintage wares and creators of arts and crafts to connect with members of the community in a traditional flea market event.

  • 97.9 Rock presents Slayer with special guests Lamb of God & Behemoth

    Get ready for Slayer’s first time rocking Fort McMurray and our chance to see them fresh off their Repentless Tour – the Tour named for the band’s 11th album – their first in 6 years – its dark, fast, fearless and without mercy.

  • Art Party

    Get your creative juices flowing with your favourite summery drink and the greenery of the golf course! Follow step by step instructions from a local artist to create your own 16x20 acrylic painting to take home or give as a gift.

  • Fort McMurray Flea Market

    This summer, the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo is introducing the new Fort McMurray Flea Market, an opportunity for vendors of used goods, owners of home-based businesses, sellers of vintage wares and creators of arts and crafts to connect with members of the community in a traditional flea market event.

  • The Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference

    Connect with businesses supporting the community where the oil sands work gets done. The Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference returns to Fort McMurray stronger than ever with a renewed focus on promoting the latest technologies, innovations and business efficiencies in the areas of facility operations, maintenance, shutdown, mining, updating, health & safety, and environmental strategies.

  • Monster Truck Destruction Tour presented by BURNCO

    Monster Truck Destruction Tour presented by BURNCO is returning to Fort McMurray! SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place will once again transform into a motorsport entertainment epicentre with the nation’s most competitive Monster Truck Tour set to take over MacDonald Island Park with two shows on September 15 & 16.

  • 2017 Fort McMurray Half Marathon

    Celebrate a day of outdoor fun and fitness with the Fort McMurray Half Marathon. The Fort McMurray Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, September 17 and includes a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km road races and a Kids Fun Run. Participants can sign up to complete distances of varying length up to 21K, with opportunities for runners of all ages to get active, meet new people and have fun!

  • 8th Annual SMS Equipment Wine Auction

    On Saturday, September 23rd, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo will host our highly anticipated 8th Annual SMS Equipment Wine Auction “Bodega” in support of the safe and caring mentorship we provide to children and youth in our region in need of a positive role model.

  • Masquerade Ball in support of the Fort McMurray SPCA

    On Saturday, October 28th, 2017 the Shell Place Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a glamorous setting to host the region’s first Masquerade Ball.  This unique and elegant evening will raise essential funding for the Fort McMurray SPCA that has been serving community residents and companion animals for over 37 years.  

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