Snye Point Park is the home of our community's annual WinterPLAY festival, presented by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Our 2024 celebration was better than ever -- we'll see you in 2025!

February 23 + 24

Watch the Barbegazi Riders!

Come watch high-flying stunts from some of Canada’s premier riders. The crew from Barbegazi has wowed crowds across the country – now see them live at WinterPLAY!

- February 23 | 7:00pm - 7:30pm

- February 24 | 2:00pm - 2:30pm + 7:00pm - 7:30pm

February 24 + 25

Shootout on the Snye

Lace up those skates, and let’s celebrate winter and recreation in the Wood Buffalo region!

Shootout on the Snye is a four-on-four pond hockey tournament with a maximum of six players per team (four players on ice, and two substitutes). Each division consists of one or two pool round robin(s), guaranteeing a minimum of three games per team.

Come cheer on your favorite players!

February 23


WinterPLAY is capped off with a beautiful fireworks display. Enjoy a dazzling show on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm.

February 23 - March 3

Daily festival events

Check out the RMWB event page for up-to-date information and scheduling!

  • Ice sculpture walk
  • Borealis Pond skating rink
  • Dog Sled rides
  • Bookable rinks
  • Food vendors
  • Fat bike activation
  • Human curling
  • Snow skate
  • Foam ball sling shot

Come Celebrate Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo's Northern Spirit!

Our annual festival is back and better than ever! Skating, human curling, snowmobiles, and more.

Explore Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo

Warm up in our shops and restaurants

When you’ve finished outside for the day check out some of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo’s local favorites. Crunchy corn dogs and nachos at Drum Brewing, a tasty sandwich at Avenue Café, or the legendary brunch at Surekha’s are all winning choices. And swing by Peter Pond Mall for some of the new shops!

Don't forget your skis!

Make time for Vista Ridge

Vista Ridge is a popular local destination for winter recreation. Great skiing and snowboarding runs, modern lifts, and an incredible Tube Park – along with a beautiful lodge – make this a must-do when you visit Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo!

Activities for every neighbourhood

Winter in the city

Winter in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is definitely a most wonderful time of the year. You'll find many incredible opportunities for adventure—including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, skating, stargazing and so much more.

Looking for a quick weekend away?

Get your WestJet WinterPLAY discount code here

Fort McMurray International Airport is a destination in itself, with inspiring architecture, delicious food, and local art displays. Fly into the region with WestJet – book now with code 9E1A4RW to receive 5% off Econo\ and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border*. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit the WestJet site to make a booking online.

inside airport with seats and plane view