The Municipality has a wonderful array of recreation and fitness facilities, soon to be enhanced greatly with the addition of the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex.

Skating Rink

Fanning Fitness Center

The Fanning Fitness Centre in the Fanning Education Centre, Hazel Hill offers modern equipment and knowledgeable staff to welcome all users. Various membership options are available. For more information call the Fanning Fitness Centre Office at 902-366-2924 or contact the Municipal Recreation Department.

Fanning Hours of Operation (currently open at modified hours due to covid restrictions)

Fitness Center is now open by appointment only, please call 902-366-2924 to book. 

Monday to Friday: 3:00pm- 8:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am- 3:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am- 3:00pm

Swimming Pools

MODG has two seasonal, outdoor heated pools (open July & August); one at Chedabucto Place and the other in Canso, adjacent the Canso arena. Various swimming programs are coordinated by the Recreation Department during the summer months. Onsite change and washroom facilities are available. For more information call the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex at 902-533-2088 or contact the Municipal Recreation Department.

Community Fitness Centres

Community Fitness Centres are run by a team of local volunteers and feature a variety of state of the art fitness equipment provided by the Municipality. Equipment includes treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, machine and free weights. Community Fitness Centres are located in:

  • Isaac's Harbour Medical Centre
  • Whitehead (at the old Fire Hall)
  • New Harbour Community Centre
  • Queensport Fire Hall

Tennis Courts

Two lighted outdoor tennis courts are located near the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex, 60 Green Street,Guysborough. For more information call the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex Office at 902-533-2088 or contact the Municipal Recreation Department.

Multi-Purpose Facilities

Outdoor Multi-Purpose Facilities consist of two tennis courts, two basketball courts, street hockey, & outdoor Green Gym fitness equipment. There are lights at most facilities for night-time use. There is no charge for participants to use these recreational amenities. Multi-Purpose Facilities are located in:

  • Larry's River 6202 Larry’s River Highway 316 (behind the Community Centre)
  • Little Dover  1408 Dover Road (by the ballfield)
  • Country Harbour 17846 Highway 316 Country Harbour Crossroads (by Community Centre)
  • St. Francis Harbour 3170 Highway 344, St. Francis Harbour 
  • Guysborough Intervale (www.intervale.rec.ca) 434 North Riverside Road 

For more information, please contact the Municipal Recreation Department at 902-533-2088.


Chedabucto Performance CentreChedabucto Place Performance Centre

The Chedabucto Place Performance Centre offers a priceless asset to the cultural, educational and economic life of our region.  The performance centre celebrates the cultural heritage of Guysborough County, with particular emphasis on our founding and diverse cultures. It enhances learning opportunities for students and adults in the performing arts, the visual arts, stage and multi-media production, and cultural entrepreneurship. It attracts world class entertainment to our area and provides a venue for local performers to display their talent.

For more information on the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, please visit their website. http://chedabuctoplacetheatre.com/