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Recreation Programs

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


The Academy Loft Climbing Gym

The Annapolis Valley Climbing Club’s new indoor rock climbing gym located at the Academy Gym.  For a complete list of their programming please find them on Facebook at, or email for information on events or becoming an AVCC member.

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’s classes are designed to accommodate new participants who may be new to fitness classes, but are open to all skill levels. Leader: Jane Power-Grimm. Mondays 8:00 – 9:00pm, Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm, and Thursdays 6:30 -7:30pm.  Starts: Classes are currently ongoing until May 2018. $5/Class

*Please Note: Power Hour returns June 13-August 9 for a special Summer Session!


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 5:30-6:15. Starts: Tuesday, May 8, and runs until June 26.

Cost:  $7/Class


POUND! @ The Annapolis Academy Gym.  

This is group fitness inspired by drumming!  Leader: Wendy Abramson

Tuesdays 6:15-7PM, May 8-June 26

***Special Spring Sale!*** Join Zumba AND Pound (which run back-to-back on Tuesdays), and get all 8 of BOTH classes for $80!

Pilates @ The Annapolis Academy Gym  Starting Feb 22

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 thoughout the spring Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm.  Cost is $10/class.

Starts again for Spring February 22, 2018!


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.  “Late in the season” discounts currently available – join anytime!


Indoor Field Hockey @ The Annapolis Academy Gym

Leader: Mike Fearon

Mondays 6:45 – 8:00om Grade 9+,  Starts: October 2 and runs through May

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
Or Download the brochure »

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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