Fun Indoors

Weather free activities

Wood Buffalo is known for its outdoor beauty and range of sporting and leisure activities, but when the weather isn't playing along, there are many indoor recreation facilities to entertain and engage the whole family.

Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre

Located at Keyano College in downtown Fort McMurray, the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre provides fitness and recreation programming for students, faculty and the public. The facility features classes for all fitness levels, a gymnasium, sports leagues, a four-lane running track, and over 6,500 square feet of strength and cardio exercising equipment.

YMCA Wood Buffalo

YMCA Wood Buffalo is committed to providing access to safe and healthy programming for members of the Wood Buffalo community.  Its Thickwood facility houses rooms for fitness and recreational classes, a gymnasium, a fitness centre with strength and cardio equipment, and an indoor running track. It also has an aquatic centre with a six-lane swimming pool, wading pool, hot tub and sauna.

Haxton Centre

A year-round recreation facility located at picturesque Borealis Park, the Haxton Centre features recreational programming run through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Archie Simpson Arena

Residents of Fort Chipewyan now have access to the newly constructed Archie Simpson Arena recreation complex. The complex features a full-sized ice-skating arena, fitness centre, running track, indoor playground, youth centre, computer room, and conference/meeting rooms.

  • For more on indoor recreation, click on the MacDonald Island menu item.