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Recreation Programs

Annapolis Royal Recreation’s official mascot, “Sammy” Champlain!

Special Grand Opening Events – Saturday, November 18

There will be a grand opening ceremony  for Paddy’s Park, a new off-leash dog park, from 10AM – noon on November 18. Bring your dog to the party for some off leash fun!  Paddy’s Park is located at 112 Prince Albert Rd, next to the Skatepark.

There is also an opening event for the Annapolis Valley Climbing Club’s new rock climbing gym located at the Academy from 1-4 PM on November 18.  This event will offer anyone a chance to check out the new facility, watch climbing demos, or even try indoor climbing themselves!

Sport Programs and Fitness Classes

Annapolis Royal Recreation offers and supports a number of weekly sport and fitness opportunities for residents and visitors. The current fall schedule is posted below, with new programs and special events being posted all the time.  An up-to-the-minute calendar is posted below the schedule, with copyable links available for easy reference.

Power-Hour @ The Annapolis Academy Gym .

Power Hour is a challenging fitness class that focuses on strength, cardio, and flexibility! Monday classes are designed to accommodate new participants who may be new to fitness classes, but is open to all skill levels. Leader: Jane Power-Grimm  Please call 902-955-1205 for current pricing information and multi-class discounts! Mondays 8:00 – 9:00pm, Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm, and

Thursdays 6:30 -7:30pm.  Starts: Wednesday, November 1st. $5/Class


Zumba! @ The Annapolis Academy Gym.    

Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. Leader: Wendy Abramson Tuesdays 6:00 -7:00pm. Starts: Tuesday, October 3rd.

Cost:  8 Classes for $50, or $8.00 drop in.


POUND! 4 week Introductory Session @ The Annapolis Academy Gym.  

This is group fitness inspired by drumming!  Leader: Wendy Abramson Thursdays in October 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm,

Starts: October 5, 6:30-7:30pm. Cost: $25 for 4 weeks, or $8 per class.


Pilates @ The Annapolis Academy Gym  

Pilates is a movement discipline that integrates body awareness, deep breathing, flexibility, core strengthening, and coordination.  It

improves strength, body alignment and stimulates circulation.  Leader: Susan Beattie Classes will begin October 3, Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm.  Cost is $10/class, $80 for any 8 classes, or $160 for all 16!


Pickleball @ The Annapolis Academy Gym   

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles  to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. Leader Jean-Louis Batiot Mondays 1:00-3:00pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 3:00-5:00pm, Starts: Monday, Oct 3 (Sorry for the change and delay in start date!) Cost: $50/year for a 3x/week membership, $35 year for 2x/week membership, $5 drop in rate.


Indoor Field Hockey @ The Annapolis Academy Gym

Leader: Mike Fearon

Mondays 6:45 – 8:00om Grade 9+,  Starts: October 2

Cost: $35/year


Indoor Soccer The Annapolis Academy Gym

Leader: Katie McLean

Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:30pm Grade 9+, Starts: October 4

Cost: $35/year


Volleyball (Co-ed) @AWEC:

Leader: Terry Murphy

Sunday 7:00—9:00pm Ages 16+, Starts: October 1

Cost: $35/year


Badminton @ AWEC:

Leader: Mike Scott

Thursday 7:30-9:00pm Grade 9+, Starts: October 5

Cost: $35/year


Table Tennis The Annapolis Academy Gym

Leader: Pierre Igot

Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm & Sunday 2:00-4:00pm, Starts October 17

Cost: $30/year


Ball Hockey @ The Annapolis Academy Gym

Leader: Alex Cranton

Thursday 8:00-9:30pm , Starts: October 5

Cost: $35/year

If the costs associated with any programs are a barrier to participation, please contact Annapolis Royal Recreation to discuss options.


For up to the minute information on gym availability saved on your web browser or phone, please use this link:

For more information please contact Noah Scanlan at 902-955-1205, or email

Annapolis Royal Recreation on Facebook

Annapolis Royal Recreation has its’ own Facebook page featuring ongoing updates about recreation opportunities in Annapolis Royal, as well as fun tips and strategies for for staying healthy, fit, and happy.  Please click here to visit this page, “like”, and join this group!

Walk Annapolis Royal


Annapolis Royal offers a number of different walking paths and routes for both recreation and to incorporate “active transportation” into your daily routine, all outlined in our handy map.

Walking_Map as Pdf
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The Academy Facility Rental for Recreational Activity Programs

The gymnasium is available to rent for recreational activities at The Academy, 590 St George St. in Annapolis Royal:

$40/hr (1hr minimum) or $250/day

Have any recreation ideas or requests?

If you are seeking any specific recreation opportunities or programs in the Annapolis Royal area, please call Noah Scanlan at 902.955.1205, or email