Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

Phone: 902.532.2043

Recreation Programs and Events

December 22, 2021 Update: – All Community Hub Recreation Programs suspended until January 4, 2022
Due to the high case counts of the Omicron variant and the ever changing restrictions and gathering limits for recreation programs, all programs have been temporarily suspended.  We will re-evaluate on Tuesday, January 4 and post updates here.  Access to the Community Hub Gym is not available at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Effective October 4, 2021, providing proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for participation in all recreation programs and for all facility rentals or use of the Community Hub Gym, Community Hub, Music Room, and Meeting Rooms.
• Masks are required when entering the Gym until you are actively participating. Masks must be worn when resting or using washrooms or in common areas.
• Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering and leaving the space.
• Registration is required for all programs. All participants must provide a signature to verify attendance for each session, and agree that by attending they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and have not traveled outside of Nova Scotia in the last 14 days
• If a participant or instructor/staff member is feeling unwell, they must stay home and follow Public Health recommendations.
• All shared gear is to be sanitized after it is are used (this is done by staff/program leaders and not the participants).
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out! You can contact Noah Scanlan, Active Communities & Recreation Manager by emailing or calling 902-955-1205. Thank you!



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


Sport Programs and Fitness Classes


Annapolis Royal Recreation offers and supports a number of weekly sport and fitness opportunities for residents and visitors.

An up-to-the-minute link to the schedule is posted below the schedule, with copyable links available for easy reference. 

Power-Hour @ The Annapolis Academy Gym. 

Power Hour is set to resume in person in late 2021, but due to the Covid -19 pandemic is currently being offered online! Please call 902-225-5556 for more information.  

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, join anytime. $5/Class

Wellness Hour @ The Community Hub Gym – Starts Oct 25, 2021

Leader:  Amery Boyer – or 902-532-0556.

Classes are M-F at 9AM

Current class info can be found here:


Sport Programs – Rates and schedules posted are for the October 2021->June 1 2022 season

Pickleball @ The Community Hub Gym – Starts Monday, October 18, 2021

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 , Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm.  For each 4 hour session, the first 2 hours are for “recreational play”, the second 2 hours for “competitive play”, please see below.

Cost: $160/year for a up to 3x/week membership.  Half season membership is available at a discounted rate.

  • Each session will be divided where the first 2 hours (M 1-3PM, W 1-3PM, F 1-3PM) is for recreational/friendly play, open to all and encouraging to newcomers.  The expectation for this time period is that there will not be highly aggressive, hard shots or serves, & spins, and teams should be chosen at random. And there be a sense of inclusion, skill development, and fun.
  • The second portion of each day (3-5PM) will be for more competitive play.  Here more aggressive play is welcome, and games may be played where players select their own teams if they wish.
  • All skill and fitness levels should be welcome at either portion/session.  The goal of adding this extra time is to accommodate players with the option of play whatever style of the game  they may be seeking.  Ideally, The first half of each session gives players the chance to hone their skills, then perhaps they will wish to stay and try more competitive play.  Players are welcome to start and stop play at any time during either/both sessions.
  • Introduction to Pickleball mini-classes will be offered periodically for those new to the game. Please call 902-955-1205 or email for more info.


Indoor Soccer @ the Community Hub Gym – Starts October 15, 2021

Leader: Hector Lopez

Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:30pm, Fridays 5-7PM  Starts: Late October, call 902-955-1205 to confirm date

Cost: $120/year


Volleyball Starts October 17, 2021,

@ The Community Hub Gym/AWEC starting late November

Leader: MacKenzie DeLong

Sunday 630-830PM, Adults 18+,

Cost: $100/year


Badminton @ AWEC: Starts Nov 4 2021

Leader: Dale Hoyt

Thursday 7:30-9:00pm Grade 9+, Starts: Program is on Hiatus until 2021 due to Covid-19

Cost: TBD


Competitive Table Tennis @ the Community Hub Gym, Starts October 18, 2021

Leader: Pierre Igot

Monday 6-8PM, Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm

Cost: $120/Year


Recreational Table Tennis @ the Community Hub Gym Starts October 21, 2021

Leader: Rita Ernestsons

Thursday 1:00-3:00pm

Cost: $100/year


Ball Hockey @ the Community Hub Gym ON HOLD UNTIL FALL 2021 (October)

Leader: Alex Cranton

Thursday 8:00-9:30pm , Starts: December 2021, call 902-955-1205 for more info

Cost: TBD


Monday Night Adult Basketball  – Fall->Dec 2021 Session

Leader: Sam Anson

Monday 8-9:30PM

Cost: $40


Friday Night Youth Basketball Training @ the Community Hub Gym ON HOLD UNTIL FALL 2021 

Leader: Ryan Scranton

Fridays 7:00PM Starting October 2020

Cost: TBD

*Please call 902-955-1205 before attending, as program/leader/gym availability may vary during school sports seasons.

If the costs associated with any programs are a barrier to participation, please contact Annapolis Royal Recreation to discuss options.  Discounts available for those who join late in the season. 


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!

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.

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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