We fly from Ft. McMurray, out over the Wood Buffalo region. The water breaks gently under the floatplane’s pontoons as they skim the surface of a remote lake.
Explore Wood Buffalo
A breakdown of public outdoor facilities within the neighborhoods that make up Fort McMurray.
Summer in Wood Buffalo is a time rich with events and festivals – a time of music, art, and culture that give Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo region a vibrant dimension of identity.
If you are looking for a place to go to the beach or camping with the convenience of being close to the city to go boating, barbecuing and play beach volleyball look no further than Gregoire Lake!
Whether you’re visiting Fort McMurray for work or vacation, don’t forget your clubs. Fort McMurray has two18-hole golf courses set in the beautiful boreal forest.
Visit our reclamation sites.
Whether you’re a novice in a canoe or an experienced whitewater paddler, the rivers of Fort McMurray are a great place to spend a warm summer day.
Take a trip on one of the many rivers and experience jet boating!
Northern Alberta is a snowmobiler’s paradise with hundreds of kilometers of trails, cut lines and navigable waterways to explore.
Adults, teens, and kids are hanging out and enjoying nature-based games on unique "pawd"-mounted obstacles that climb, zip, jump, and swing through the tree-tops. Multi-level platforms hover two to twelve meters (four to forty feet) above ground on site at Vista Ridge, now a year-round stop for outdoor recreation.
The new Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) opened on June 9th, 2014. The new terminal building has redefined air travel for the region. It now has 16 different restaurants and shops, including the first Earls to be in an airport and Starbucks!
Designed and built to host events of local, provincial, national and international significance, Shell Place stands as a landmark of innovative and sustainable development. Anchored to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre through a convenient indoor pedway, Shell Place was created with a community focus and presents opportunities to host recreation, sport and concert experiences of every scale.
As the fastest growing community and economic engine of Canada, we have the resources and energy to make your sporting dreams a reality.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is home to the world’s largest industrial development and one of the world’s single largest oil reserves, ranking us among the most exciting jurisdictions in Canada for investment and growth.
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area. Here in the Municipality of Wood Buffalo curling has a long and glorious history.
After several days of heavy snowfall, the pillows covering the forest floor are too deep to wade through. A subtle wind picks up a little. Pines creek in the relative silence. You set your old wood-framed snowshoes down and buckle the leather bindings around your boots.
Newly expanded in 2010, MacDonald Island Park features an array of recreational activities for the whole family, from swimming and skating to workout facilities and concerts.
The Centre is an educational facility committed to increasing public awareness and knowledge about the oil sands.
The McMurray Sno~Drifters maintain some of the best groomed trails in all of Alberta and once you’ve ridden them, that’s it, you’re hooked for life!
Ice fishing can be done on most lakes and streams around the province. Depending on ice conditions, the season generally runs from December through April.
Take some time to enjoy our park spaces and trails. We have over 400 hectares of serene parks that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
Fort Chipewyan is Alberta’s oldest settled community. Over 200 years of rich history has created a destination that has enticed explorers, fur traders and adventure enthusiasts since the 18th century.
Centuries of rich history have created a destination that has enticed explorers, fur traders and adventure enthusiasts since the 18th century with offerings of many recreational opportunities including trapping and fishing.
Experience the wonders of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Canada’s largest national park and now the World's Largest Dark Sky Preserve.
Calling all sports fans! Wood Buffalo offers a wide range of sports experiences, from a leisurely run in the trails to game of racquetball at MacDonald Island.
Here, wind and sand combine to create Alberta’s moving desert and your destination for nature based outdoor recreation and adventure. Shifting up to 1.5 metres a year, these powerful dunes bury forests and fill in lakes, leaving behind a flat, barren plain.
If your dream is to snag a trophy walleye, wrestle a monster pike or land a Northern Alberta laker, fishing Alberta’s north is sure to get you hooked.
The Aurora Borealis or northern lights are mesmerizing, dynamic displays of light that appear in the night time northern skies.
Winter in Fort McMurray has so many incredible opportunities for your winter adventure.