Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

Phone: 902.532.2043

Recreation Programs and Events


Sport Programs and Fitness Classes

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


FALL 2023 Adult Pickleball (Age 18+) @ The Community Hub Gym, Annapolis Royal

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two to four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net.

Start date for fall session: Sept 13, 2023 and end date Jan 30, 2024
Start date for winter session: details to be released in Jan
 groups  days  times  cost

(3.6 & above) (No Drop Ins)

sun, wed, fri 10 am to 12 pm $80 + $5 ball fee


mon, wed, fri 12 pm to 2 pm $80 + $5 ball fee

(3 to 3.5) (REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL) (No Drop Ins)

mon, wed, fri 2 pm to 4 pm $80 + $5 ball fee
Afternoon Open Play

(all skills)

mon, wed 4 pm to 6 pm $60 + $5 ball fee
Evening Open Play

(all skills)

tues 6 pm to 8 pm $50 + $5 ball fee

Which group do I play in?

In order to help determine which time slot would be best for your level of play, we ask that you refer to the Pickleball Nova Scotia Self-Assessment Guide located at:

NOTE: In order to register in Advanced (skill level: 3.6 & above), players must be a registered member of Pickleball Nova Scotia and have been officially assessed by this organization at 3.6 & above skill level player.  Please bring your Pickleball NS assessment upon registration to the Advanced group.

Registration Day

NO preregistration, first come first served at 9 am on Sept 8th.

There are no in-person registrations; to register, you must call 902-955-1205 or email

Space is limited, and please do not leave a voicemail to register, calls will be answered ASAP!  Email registrations received before this time will not be honored.

Payment and paperwork will be required within the first week. Cheques can be made out to “Town of Annapolis Royal”, and cash is accepted, but sorry, no e-transfer or credit card payments are available at this time.


2nd membership

A member of the beginner group may obtain a membership in the afternoon open play or evening open play for half the cost.
A member of the intermediate group may obtain a membership in the beginner, afternoon open play or evening open play for half the cost.A 2nd membership will only be allowed IF there is space in that group. Full paying members will be registered first.

Drop Ins

Drop ins $5 per play in afternoon open play or evening open play.
No drops ins for Beginner, intermediate, or advanced.



The Following Fall 2023/Winter 2024 will be starting in late September, please stay tuned for details.  These are paid up front for the whole season and can be joined at any time upon the first session you attend.  A prorated rate will be made available for those who join as the season progresses.


Indoor Soccer (age 14+) @ the Community Hub Gym – Starts TBA – Early October

Leader: Hector Lopez

Wednesdays 7:00-9PM, Fridays 5-7PM

Cost: $120/year.  Join anytime, prorated rates available as the season progresses.


Adult Volleyball (18+) Starts September 17

Leader: Daniele Carriere

Sunday 7-9PM, Adults 16+,

Cost: $100/year, join anytime


Coed youth volleyball – Ages 14-16 – Starts September 17

Beginner to intermediate youth players are invited to participate in just for fun scrimmages with coed teams. Bring water, indoor sneakers and a positive attitude to play some fun volleyball and improve game play.

**Pre-registration is required for this program, please email Daniele at

Leader: Daniele Carriere

Sunday 5-7PM, Youth 14-16,

Cost: $50/year, join anytime


Recreational Table Tennis (18+) @ the Community Hub Gym Starts TBA – October

Leader: Rita Ernestsons

Thursday 1:00-3:00pm

Cost: $100/year


Monday Night Adult (18+) Basketball  – Fall/Winter Session Starts Monday, Starts TBA

Leader: Sam Anson

Monday 8-9:30PM

Cost: $100/Year



Leaders: Sam Anson and Anna Kate Newman

Cost: $50/yr


Friday Night Youth Basketball (ages 12-18) Starts TBA

Leader: Ryan Scranton

Fridays 7:00PM Starting October 21, 2022

Cost: Free! thanks to After School Program Funding provided by AVRCE and Town of Annapolis Royal

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



Tai Chi Group – Tuesday and Thursdays at 10AM Starts October 24, 2023

Join this Tues & Thurs AM Tai Chi group and start your day off right! Learn as you go, all experience levels welcome.

Leader: Lorna McLagan

Tuesday & Thursday 9AM-9:45

Cost: $80/year, join anytime

If the costs associated with any programs are a barrier to participation, please contact Annapolis Royal Recreation to discuss options – or 902-955-1205


This fall, Annapolis Valley Dance Company is back and offering dance lessons at the Community Hub Gym! Saturday, Sept 23, there is a Salsa Dance Party from 7-9PM which includes a 1 hr lesson, then starting September 30 they are offering Latin and Ballroom lessons on Saturdays from 11AM-1PM. All skill levels and abilities welcome, see below for details!

Please note:  Annapolis Royal Recreation and Town of Annapolis Royal are a zero tolerance workplace.  Staff reserves the right to remove program participants from programs at any time based on violent, aggressive, or inappropriate behavior, and players will not be refunded.  The Town of Annapolis Royal’s Anti Violence in the Workplace Policy can be viewed here:





Tennis in Annapolis Royal

Summer is here, so it’s time to get out and enjoy Annapolis Royal’s community tennis courts located on Champlain Drive next to AWEC!
Accessing the courts: There is no cost to use the courts, but you must now register to receive the combination to the gate lock by contacting, by calling 902-955-1205, or by visiting Town Hall. The courts are open to all, and children under 12 must have parental supervision.  During busy times, please limit play time to 30 minutes in order to allow others to play.
The Annapolis Royal Tennis Club is always looking for new members. Seasonal membership rates for all play is $50 adult/$30 student. The fee for vacationers is $5/week to play on club doubles days. To become a club member, please join the club at one of their scheduled play times. All skill levels are welcome, and this is a super fun community organization to join!. There are also doubles tournaments that are open to the public on all holiday weekends. Please call Mike Scott at 902-532-5107 for more info.

Club Play Times – Senior Play Times (65 yrs and older) M-W-F mornings from 10- 12 

Regular Club Times – Tues. and Thurs. 5pm – Dusk Sundays from 2pm till 5pm 

Summer Youth Tennis Camps will be offered this annually with details to follow. For more information on any of the above, or to borrow some tennis equipment to go give it a try, please contact Noah Scanlan, Active Living Coordinator, at, or call (902)-955-1205.
Tournament Doubles Dates (2022) – (Open to the Public – Entry Fees are $5.00/person)
Steve Rhymer Memorial – Sunday June 12
John Rodie Canada Day Tournament – Sunday July 3 – Starting at 1pm
Grant Potter Natal Day Tournament- Sunday July 31 – Starting at 1pm
Fallen Comrades Labor Day – Sunday September 4 – Starting at 1pm

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
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