Maybe you’ve just moved here or maybe you’re a local. Either way, winter is inescapable and the coming of winter in this town sometimes takes on mythic proportions. A highlight of winter in the Wood Buffalo region is the annual Syncrude winterPLAY Festival, one of Events Wood Buffalo’s four major festivals, which offers the community a wide variety of events, both indoor and outdoor. Going on annually for over five years, winterPLAY has grown from a two day event to a two week event for celebrating winter.
NORTHERN ALBERTA IS WELL-KNOWN FOR ITS sub-zero winter weather and in the Wood Buffalo Region, it’s all Canadian. From traditional winter activities like skiing and skating, our region has all of the outlets. Quite often it’s the more unusual ones that are favoured by most and add the real adventurous experience.