Recreation Introduction


People who live on the South Shore know how to have fun! Whether casting a line in the LaHave River, surfing off of Summerville Beach, hiking the rocky seaside cliffs of Gaff Point, or riding a bicycle on the rails-to-trails that connect the counties, residents can pursue their outdoor passions year round.

The unique blend of sea, sky, river and forest — all within short distances of each other — will have you sailing in the waters of Mahone Bay in the morning, paddling the still waters of the Mersey River in the afternoon, and relaxing by your campfire in the evening. From youth soccer leagues to senior curling, neighbours help neighbours live active, healthy, and social lives.


Each municipality has a recreation department that is happy to introduce you to all that the region has to offer. They also prepare a full schedule of programs that will educate, entertain, stimulate and inspire.

Several modern recreation centers have been or are currently being built in the region.

    Queens Place Emera Centre serves as the central hub for recreational, social and cultural activity for residents of Queens County. Individuals, families, seniors, fitness enthusiasts, cultural groups and service clubs can take advantage of the health and wellness benefits offered at this extraordinary facility. Amenities include an NHL-sized arena with seating for 1050 spectators, a multi-use indoor track, a fitness centre and studio, a community room, a boardroom and meeting area, a youth centre as well as various common areas throughout the facility. Queens Place Emera Centre also includes three outdoor basketball courts (1/2 courts) and a walking trail.
    The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is home to an arena (with an NHL size ice surface and seating for approximately 1200); a six lane competitive aquatic centre, with a play pool/therapy pool; a regional library; and active living space and multi-purpose rooms. It is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building and showcases many energy saving and green house gas reduction technologies.

    The LCLC is proud to promote social and cultural initiatives, provide economic incentive, promote healthy living, and encourage active lifestyles.

  • HB Studio Sports Centre (TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER)
    HB Studios Sports Centre is a community based recreation facility featuring world-class amenities including an indoor track, fitness centre, fieldhouse and meeting rooms. Located at 543 Glen Allan Drive in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, HB Studios Sports Centre is perfect for athletes training for competition and for fitness enthusiasts of all levels.

  • Shelburne County Arena and Curling Club (SHELBURNE)
    The Shelburne County Arena is located on John Street in Shelburne. The facility is administered and operated by the Shelburne County Arena Association, a volunteer group, and partially funded by the Town and Municipality of Shelburne. The facility supports a variety of programs including, hockey, figure skating, public skating, group rentals along with various other anticipated functions.