Welcome to Macdonald Island Park

Located in Fort McMurray Alberta, MacDonald Island Park is Canada’s largest community recreation, leisure and social centre. The Island is home to Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Miskanaw Golf Club and Shell Place.

Spring is in full swing at MacDonald Island Park. To plan your spring and summer activities, check out the Recreation Guide today!

2019 Spring & Summer Recreation Guide 

 

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sport

    We have sports of all sorts! With new programs added regularly, we are constantly providing new and fun leagues and programs for all ages.

Events

  • Shopkins Live! Shop it Up!

    See your favourite Shopkins and Shoppies come to life in Shopkins Live! Shop it Up!

  • HPTC Open Fitness Competition

    The 2nd Annual HPTC Open is happening this March with new challenges for athletes of all skill levels!

  • The Annual Easter Brunch

    Join us this spring at the annual Easter Brunch on Sunday April 21st 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.

  • Fort McMurray Giants - Season Tickets On Sale Now!

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

  • Mardi Gras in support of The Local HERO Foundation

    Join our krewe! On Saturday, May 4th, the Local HERO Foundation will host MARDI GRAS, an evening in support of saving lives! With live music, LIVE auction, dinner and dancing, photobooth, raffle, and tons of fun activities...Laissez les bons temps rouler! 

    Local H.E.R.O. Foundation (Helicopter Emergency Response Organization) is a charity providing 24/7 helicopter medevac services for the Wood Buffalo region. Your support is crucial to maintaining our life saving program.

  • Carrie Underwood - Summer Sounds FM

    As part of the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series, seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood will take the stage at SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place on May 30, 2019! This event is in partnership with Country 93.3.

  • Nickelback - Summer Sounds FM

    Join us at SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place on Saturday July 6, 2019 as Nickelback, Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade” will be rocking the stage as part of the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series line-up with special guests Monster Truck. This show in partnership with 100.5 CRUZ FM and 97.9 ROCK.

  • Bryan Adams - Summer Sounds FM

    To complete the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series line-up, Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams will take the stage at SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place on Saturday July 13, 2019! This concert is in partnership with 100.5 Cruz FM, Mix 103.7 FM, and 97.9 ROCK.

  • DALLAS SMITH & DEAN BRODY - FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS TOUR ALONE TOUR 2019

    This fall will bring together two iconic country artists, Dallas Smith & Dean Brody for the Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour, with special guests Chad Brownlee and MacKenzie Porter!

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