Sports & Recreation

Swimming for the kids

Sports & Recreation

Golf for friends and family

Sports & Recreation

Classic Hockey

Sports & Recreation

River and lakes

Thanks to the efforts of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and its many community partnerships, the region has made huge improvements to the recreational offerings in the past several years, and it is easier than ever before to take part in sports programs, fitness classes, and recreational activities year round.

Watch a hockey game at the Casman Centre, home of the Fort McMurray Junior A Oil Barons, or join a sports league at the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre at Keyano College. There are ample opportunities for you and your friends and family to participate in sports across Wood Buffalo. 

Wood Buffalo has organized many large-scale indoor and outdoor hockey events.  In November 2010, the Fort McMurray Oil Barons made history when they hosted the Drayton Valley Thunder (and won) for the first ever Junior A outdoor hockey game, The Northern Classic, in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 5,700 fans. Wood Buffalo also hosted the Team Canada Red & White game in summer 2011.

If team sports are not your thing, the region's many recreational facilities provide dance and fitness classes that will help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. No matter what your age or interest, our community has something for everyone throughout all four seasons!

As a testament to Wood Buffalo's strong commitment to athletics, it will be hosting its biggest event yet: the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games! The event will give amateur athletes from the western provinces and territories the chance to showcase their talents, improve their skills, and compete in a friendly and encouraging environment.  Stay tuned for more announcements concerning this event.


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