Welcome players and spectators to beautiful Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. We're excited for our community to host Canada's best young curlers as you make a lifetime of memories!

Spectator Guide

Getting Here

We love to welcome new visitors to our community, and we're easy to find! Here's a useful guide to getting here.

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Plan your stay

MacDonald Island Park is situated on the north side of our Downtown neighbourhood. Nearby hotels include the Pomeroy Fort McMurray and Nomad Hotel and Suites. Search a listing of local hotels here.

Food & Drink

Do you know about Boston Pizza's team menu? The restaurant is about five blocks from MacDonald Island Park and is popular with local teams. There are dozens of restaurant options - find your new favorite here.

Where to Park

MacDonald Island Park is a true community centre - offering access to a full range of athletic and cultural amenities. It's a mammoth facility, so parking close to the curling area may be appealing during the event.

The north entrance provides direct access to the ice surfaces in the Suncor Community Leisure Centre portion of MacDonald Island Park. Parking is free for facility visitors.

Tickets, Schedule, and Event Details

The 2024 New Holland Canadian Under-21 Curling Championships event site is your destination for Tickets, Schedules, and Event information

Opportunities for adventure

Visitor's Guide

There's plenty to see away from the rinks as well. Spend some time exploring Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.

Your Host's Recommendations

Tyler Spitzer is the Co-Chair of the 2024 New Holland Canadian U21 Curling Championships event committee. He's shared a few of his local favorites for you to enjoy.

Tyler's Top 3 Fav Places to Eat
  1. Mitchell's Cafe
  2. East Village Pub & Eatery
  3. Earl's Fort McMurray
Tyler's Top3 Fav Things to Do in March
  1. Vista Ridge

    An exciting skiing and tubing destination

  2. Birchwood Trails

    Perfect for cross-country skiing or walking your dog. Ski equipment rentals are available through the Ptarmigan Nordic Ski Club

  3. Outdoor Skating

    Family friendly skating trails at Lions Park and MacDonald Island Park

MacDonald Island Park

A vacation in itself

Over half a million square feet of indoor recreation amenities makes this a regional destination. From aquatics to indoor turf, ice surfaces (obviously!) to fitness equipment, this is a sport super-centre.

It's also home to the Wood Buffalo Regional Library - a cultural hotspot with programming for all ages.

Outdoors you'll find even more. The TOTAL Aboriginal Interpretive Trail features public art installations - including 28 fiberglass foxes - across a 1.1km trail.

Getting around

Public transit is convenient and affordable. The Route 99 bus leaves the Main Street Terminal every half-hour for MacDonald Island Park - only a 5-minute ride away.

Read more about transit and other options

Find more on the Mac Calendar

Looking for more? Find events and activities on the searchable Mac Calendar.

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