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Sport Hosting

We invite you to check out Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo for your upcoming sports event or championship. We offer an array of world-class facilities, event locations, and then some. Expect a one of a kind experience. You’ll be a big fan of what you see.

green soccer field for indoor summer sports
group of kids listening to hockey practice plan
wide angle view of swimming pools

When choosing a host city for your next major event you’ll want world-class facilities. Check. You’ll want comfortable accommodations and regionally-inspired cuisine. Check. You’ll definitely want warm northern Alberta hospitality and opportunity in sport and at the centre of it all—strong community volunteer spirit. Check. Check. Check.

Seasons & Climate

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo offers year-round hosting potential for provincial, national, and international events.

Our long summer nights are ideal for softball, golf, baseball, soccer, and cricket, to name a few sports.

In winter, we deliver when it comes to ensuring reliable snow conditions and cold weather for outdoor events like cross-country skiing and dog mushing.

We offer world-class indoor facilities, including one of Canada's largest sporting and recreation complexes, MacDonald Island Park.

Hosting Resume

A few of the notable events we've recently hosted in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo:

  • 2023 Arctic Winter Games (multi-sport)
  • 2021 Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship (golf)
  • 2019 ACAC Women's Basketball Championship
  • 2019 Ringette Alberta U19B Provincial Championship
  • 2019 U13 Tier III Provincial Championship (soccer)
  • 2018 Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games (multi-sport)
  • 2018 18U National Championship (baseball)
  • 2018 ASAA Alberta Bowl (high school football)
  • 2017 U21 Pan American Cup (volleyball)
  • 2016 Alberta Artistic Gymnastics Championships
  • 2015 Western Canada Summer Games (multi-sport)

Multi-purpose Facilities

We can do it all under one roof.

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is home to a number of multipurpose sporting facilities with numerous venues all under one roof. The perfect place for your next event.


Golf Courses

Life on the links.

When it comes to playing a round, we don’t play around. Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo offers some of the most spectacular golf courses you'll find anywhere. Perfect for tournaments or individual play, our courses offer a variety of layouts for a challenging and memorable golf experience.



For tournaments & championships, you’re always in the right ballpark.

Whether you’re playing baseball, softball, slo-pitch, or little league, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo steps up to the plate and delivers a home run when it comes to our ballparks. These facilities are equipped with ample parking, spectator seating, concessions, washrooms and more.


Outdoor Facilities

The perfect place for outdoor events, surrounded by natural wonder.

The beautiful thing about outdoor competition in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is that there is something to do year-round. From waterways to trails to ski hills, we've got it all.


Sports Fields & Complexes

Field options to meet your needs.

Football, soccer, rugby, cricket, track and field, and more – if your sport requires a field or facility – Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo has it. We can readily accommodate the needs of your tournament or sporting event with our range of outdoor sporting complexes – offering spectator seating, concessions, dressing rooms, and more.



We've got the ice you're looking for.

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is proud to ice a range of exceptional arena options from community rinks to junior hockey arenas, which can accommodate hockey, ringette, figure skating, curling, broomball and more.

Event & Bidding Services

We're not just good sports, we're great sports! We'll go the distance to make your sporting competitions and events a success, including:

  • Bid Package Development
  • Event Lead Development
  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Event Media & Marketing

Contact Information

To host your next event in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo or to book a FAM tour to come and see for yourself what our region has to offer, please contact:

Christina Baker - Sport and Event Program Manager

Phone: 587.919.6343