Recreation Activities

Registration for Winter 2024 is ongoing

Registration for Spring 2024:

  • Wednesday, March 20 - Spring Recreation Programs
  • Thursday, March 21 - Spring Aquatics & Skating

Registration for Summer 2024:

  • Wednesday, April 3 - Summer Recreation Programs & Camps
  • Wednesday, May 8 - Summer Pools and Beaches Sessions 1 & 2
  • Wednesday, July 10 - Beaches Sessions 3 & 4


Please Note: 

To preview the upcoming recreation programs available in your community, click on the program PDFs below. The programs are organized by area and, in some unique cases, by activity. Visit MyRec to register. Note: some program fees and/or details may change over the course of registration. 

For questions, please call our registration line at 902-490-6666 or visit our front desk staff at your local recreation facility. Get information about recreation program fee changes.

If you would like more details on the programs we offer, please review our Program Description Reference Guide

Adventure Earth Programs

Bedford-Hammonds Plains


Cole Harbour 


Eastern Passage

Fall River

Hubbards-St. Margaret's Bay-Tantallon



Musquodoboit Harbour

Musquodoboit Valley

North Preston



Sheet Harbour

Power House Youth Centre



We offer recreation programs at municipal recreation centres that are owned and operated by the municipality. You can register online by logging in or creating a new account. You can also search for a program or location. 

To register in-person visit your nearest HRM-owned and operated Recreation Centre.

To register by phone call our recreation line at 902-490-6666. See the table below for the hours of operation for the phone line. Should you require assistance outside of the hours noted in the table below please contact your local HRM-owned and operated Recreation Centre.

Recreation Phone Line

Hours of Operation
Regular Operating Hours September 1 - June 30 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Regular Operating Hours September 1 - June 30 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday
Summer Hours July 1 - August 1 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Did you know?

Advanced, online, activity bookings for the pools at the Sackville Sports Stadium, Captain William Spry Community Centre & Needham Community Centre are no longer required. You can just show up! First come, first serve. 

Video Tutorials for MyRec - Programs

Tutorial - Create your New Online Account
Tutorial - Search and Register for Programs
Tutorial - how to Enrol in a Summer Camp Using a Payment Plan
Tutorial - How to Search for a Swimming Program without a Program Code
Tutorial - How to See My Credits

Video Tutorials for MyRec - Drop-ins

Tutorial - How To Book a Drop-in Activity Online at a Municipal Recreation Facility
Tutorial - How to Cancel a Drop-in Booking
How to Book a "drop-in" Swim Online for the Cole Harbour Outdoor Pool
How to Book a "drop-in" Swim Online for the Bedford Outdoor Pool

Video Tutorials for MyRec - Memberships

Tutorial - How to View Your Membership Details, Including the Expiry Date
Tutorial - How to See My Credits

Video Tutorials for MyRec - Rentals

Tutorial - How to Book a Last-minute Rental
Tutorial - How to Book a Birthday Party

Inclusive Play

The municipality is committed to providing safe & accessible programs for everyone to enjoy.  View information about the inclusion support process for our recreation programs. Check out the Playbook for information on inclusive sport and recreation opportunities and resources throughout the province. View our Inclusion Process brochure.

Stay connected

To stay updated on recreation opportunities:
•    Follow @hfxnextgen on Instagram for everything we offer for youth 
•    Contact your local municipal recreation centre
•    Opt-in to receiving recreation emails through your MyRec account

Follow @hfxrec on Facebook for updates