It’s that time of year again! Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, and as temperatures drop, often so does morale. It is no secret: Fort McMurray winters can be long and harsh, it can often lead to people feeling like they are going to spend their unforeseen future reclused in their home bundled away from -40 and lack of sunlight. A fear of boredom and anti-socialism sets in. The truth is, it doesn’t have to! Fort McMurray is chock full of amazing sports, hobbies, clubs and social gatherings for kids and adults alike. I have lived here collectively for over a decade, and I still find myself learning about awesome new activities all the time!

As a buyer’s specialist on The A-Team, I am often asked by people considering the move to Fort McMurray, and even by those who already live in and love Fort McMurray, this question: “What exactly is there to do around here?!”

So, here is the bad news: there are so many things to do in Fort McMurray that I may have missed some. Now the good news: there are even more things to do in Fort McMurray than I have listed below! 🙂 If YOU know something great, feel free to comment below or let us know! We love to add fun things to our list of recommendations all the time!! I hope you enjoy this list, and you may even pick up a new past time!

SPORTS

I am always in awe of the number of athletic facilities available to our community. See below for some links/resources to get you started if you and/or your kids are the athletic types!

Hockey

The Casman Center in Thickwood

For Kids:

Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association: http://www.fmmha.com/

Fort McMurray Minor Ball Hockey League: http://woodbuffaloballhockeyleague.ca

For Adults:

McMurray Gentleman’s League: https://goo.gl/y2pDZ2
Fort McMurray Shift Hockey: http://lsa.carhahockey.ca/fort-mcmurray-shift-hockey
Wood Buffalo Ball Hockey League (includes ladies league): http://woodbuffaloballhockeyleague.ca/

Entertainment:

AJHL – Fort McMurray Oil Barons: http://www.fortmcmurrayoilbarons.ca/

Skating (for kids & adults): http://www.noraltaskatingclub.ca/

Ringette (for kids & adults): http://mcmurrayringette.com/

Soccer

For Kids:

Youth Soccer: http://www.fmyouthsoccer.com/view/fmyouthsoccer

For Adults:

Fort McMurray Women’s Soccer: http://fmwsa.ca/

Fort McMurray Senior Men’s Association: https://www.eteamz.com/fortmcmurrayseniormenssoccerassociation/

Football

For Kids:

Fort McMurray Football: https://www.footballfortmcmurray.com/

For Adults:

Fort McMurray Flag Football (SPONSORED by The A-Team) – CO-ED & FREE: https://www.facebook.com/fmflag

Entertainment:

AFL – Fort McMurray Monarchs: http://aflfootball.ca/fort-mcmurray-monarchs/

Basketball

For Kids & Adults:

Aurora Basketball: https://www.aurorabasketballclub.ca/

Entertainment:

Keyano Huskies: https://goo.gl/zzX9Uv

Baseball/Softball/Slo-Pitch

Shell Place

For Kids:

Fort McMurray Minor Baseball Association: www.fmmba.ca/

For Adults:

CO-ED Slo Pitch: https://goo.gl/E5fZM3
Men’s League Slo Pitch: https://goo.gl/obD6Rz

Entertainment:

Fort McMurray Giants: fortmcmurraygiants.ca

Curling

Fort McMurray Oil Sands Curling Club: www.fmoilsandscurlingclub.com/

Yoga

For Kids:

Shine Kids Fitness: https://www.shinekidsfitness.com/

For Adults:

Oranj Fitness: www.oranjfitness.com/
Higher Health: www.higherhealth.ca
Oxygen Yoga Fort McMurray: oxygenfortmcmurray.com/
Yoga Temple – www.yogatemple.ca/

Dance

For Kids:

Generation Dance: http://www.gdsdance.com/
Mi Dance: www.macdonaldisland.ca/activities/dance
Uptown Dance: http://suncor.fmcschools.ca/uptown/
The McIntyre Academy of Irish Dance https://www.facebook.com/McIntyreIrishDance/
YMM Dance Company – June 2018: https://www.instagram.com/ymmdancecompany/?hl=en

For Adults:

Fort McMurray Social Dance Club: http://fmsocialdanceclub.com/

Gymnastics

Norfort Gymnastics: http://www.fortmcmurraygymnastics.com/

Badminton

Friends Badminton Club: https://www.facebook.com/McIBClub/

Tennis

Fort McMurray Tennis Club: https://fortmactennisclub.com/

Ringette

Fort McMurray Ringette Association: http://mcmurrayringette.com/

Martial Arts & Boxing

Bowmans Tae Kwon Do Academy: http://www.bowmansmma.com/
Total Taekwondo: https://www.totaltaekwondo.net/
Ni-Ten Judo Club: http://www.ni-tenjudoclub.ca/
Sweet Science Boxing Club: https://sweetscienceboxing.ca/

Roller Derby

For Adults:

Tar Sand Betties: www.tarsandbetties.com/

Shooting, Archery, Biathlon

Fort McMurray Fish & Game Association: http://www.fmfg.ca/

Golf

golfing fort mcmurray

Miskanaw Golf Club, MacDonald Island

Miskanaw Golf Club: www.miskanaw.ca/
Fort McMurray Golf Club: https://www.fortmcmurraygolfclub.com/
Mini Golf: http://vistaridge.ab.ca/summer/mini-putt/
Indoor Virtual Golf Simulator: http://www.miskanaw.ca/indoor-golf-simulator

Swimming

Fort McMurray Mantas Swim Club: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=canfmmsc
Macdonald Island Park Aquatics: http://www.macdonaldisland.ca/activities/aquatics
YMCA Swimming Lessons: http://ymca.ca/What-We-Offer/Aquatics/YMCA-Swimming-Lessons

Rock Climbing

Macdonald Island Climbing Wall: http://www.macdonaldisland.ca/activities/climbing

Triathlon

Northern Light Triathlon Club: https://www.nltc.ca/

Running

Wood Buffalo Trail Running Series: http://www.wbtrailrunning.com/

Hiking

Fort McMurray Hikers & Walkers: https://goo.gl/edYmZ6

Mountain Biking

https://www.trailforks.com/region/fort-mcmurray/

Equestrian

Clear Water Horse Club: https://www.facebook.com/cwhcpublic/

Cricket

Fort McMurray Cricket League: http://fortmcmurraycricket.com/

Ultimate Frisbee

https://www.facebook.com/groups/6212798237/

Skiing/Snowboarding/Tubing

Vista Ridge: http://vistaridge.ab.ca/

Snow Mobile Club

McMurray Sno-Drifters: http://altasnowmobile.ab.ca/trailsclubs/mcmurray-sno-drifters/

Outdoor Aeriel Adventure Park

http://vistaridge.ab.ca/summer/aerial-adventure-park/

THE ARTS:

Photography

Wood Buffalo Photography Club: www.facebook.com/woodbuffalophotographyclub/

Art Classes

The Art Foundry: http://www.artfoundrywoodbuffalo.com
Absolute Serendipity: www.AbsoluteSerendipity.com‎
Color Me Mine: http://fortmcmurray.colormemine.com/
Fort McMurray Potters’ Guild: http://www.fmpg.com/classes.html

Theatre

Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre: http://www.keyano.ca/StudentLife/TheatreArtsCentre
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts: suncor.fmcschools.ca/

Multi-Cultural Society

http://www.multiculturefm.org/programs

Escape Rooms

Mr. E’s Solve-it-torium: https://www.solve-it-torium.com/
Trapped: https://trapped.ca/locations/fort-mcmurray.html

Geocaching

https://goo.gl/uQzqGM

FAMILY FRIENDLY (Including Kids Under 3)

Trampoline Park **BRAND NEW**

Aim High Trampoline Park: https://www.facebook.com/AimHighParkFM/

Oil Sands Discovery Center

http://history.alberta.ca/oilsands/

Heritage Parks

Fort McMurray Heritage Society – Heritage Village/Heritage Shipyard: https://fortmcmurrayheritage.com/

Dog Parks/Splash Parks/Play Parks, Etc.

https://goo.gl/Lpdwi1

Toddler Groups/Activities

Wood Buffalo Regional Library: http://wbrl.ca/programs-resources/kids
The Hub Family Resource Centre: https://www.thehubfrc.ca/

Dunvegan Garden

Corn Maze/Seasonal Fun/Gift Shoppe/Winter Wonderland: http://www.dunvegangardensfm.com/

SOCIAL:

Gala & Major Events

RE/MAX® Annual Charity Golf Tournament (May): http://www.remax-fortmcmurray-ab.com/
Diner En Blanc (June): https://fortmcmurray.dinerenblanc.com/
East Coast Garden Party (August): http://eastcoastgardenparty.com/pages/fort_mcmurray2/
Fort McMurray BBBS Wine Auction (September): www.fortmcmurraywineauction.ca/
Keyano College Gala (November): www.keyano.ca/AboutUs/AdvancementServices/Events/Gala
Northern Lights Health Foundation Festival of Trees (November): http://www.northernlightshealthfoundation.ca/festival-of-trees.htm
CRAZE (Family Friendly – NEW YEARS EVE @ Mac Island): Sponsored by Fort McMurray REALTORS®
Winterplay: https://goo.gl/j1Dyxz
Fort McMurray Trade Shows: http://fortmcmurraytradeshows.com/

Youth Organizations

Girl Guides – https://www.girlguides.ca/web/
9th Fort McMurray Scouts: www2.scouts.ca/9thfortmcmurray/
Girls Inc.: https://girlsinc.org/
Boys & Girls Club: fmbgc.ca/
868 Rotary Northstar Squadron – Royal Canadian Air Cadets: https://www.868rcacs.ca/
Justin Slade Youth Foundation: jsyf.ca/
Stepping Stones Youth Services: www.woodshomes.ca/site/PageNavigator/programs/…/programs_ft_mcmurray.html
Big Brothers Big Sisters: https://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/woodbuffalo/en/Home/default.aspx

Religious Organizations

McMurray Gospel Assembly: mgachurch.com
Northlife Baptist Church: https://www.northlifechurch.ca
Fort City Church: www.fortcitychurch.ca/‎
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish: https://www.stjohnthebaptistparish.ca/
All Saints Anglican Church: allsaintsanglican.ca/
Christ the King Lutheran Church: 780-743-5055
7th Day Adventist: https://fortmcmurrayab.adventistchurch.org/
Redeemed Life Church: redeemedlifechurch.org
Evergreen Community Church (Christian Reform): www.eccrc.ca/
Markaz-Ul-Islam (Mosque): markazulislam.com/
The Salvation Army: (780) 791-3234
Family Christian Centre (PAOC): familychristiancentre.org/

Okay, so as you can see, there are A LOT of clubs, organizations & activities in Fort McMurray. As you can also see, I ran with this list and also decided to include some year-round activities for the warmer months – it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead! Be sure to share this blog with your friends and family – we do not want to see anyone getting a case of the winter boredom blues!! Have fun, Fort McMurray!

Erin Ogren

Erin Ogren

Erin is a specialist buyer’s agent. Separately, she is a Candidate Appraiser, which gives her advanced skills in pricing homes for her clients: She is The A-Team’s valuation expert.
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