Pictou Recreation And Parks

Keep watch on the website or Facebook for updates
Updated: December 20, 2021

Facilities Open Pictou Fisheries Training Pool
Sports fields - open to group play/bookings
Playgrounds (Broidy Park, Veterans Drive, Pine Street)

Walk N Roll Sessions - will be postponed to mid February 2022
Badminton, Pickleball and Floor Hockey - postponed to mid January 2022
All other programs - postponed to mid January 2022.

Jitney Trail Open for walkers; practice social distancing; stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people. If you are unwell please refrain from using the trail.

Recreation at Home...Ways to Keep Active

Daily movement is important, here are some fun ideas for individuals, with your family or partner.

Chair Exercise with Sharon Lynch

Watch video 

Pictou County YMCA

Daily online workouts are posted on Facebook or at the YMCA.

YThrive Home Virtual Workouts & YMCA Group Mossa Power Classes 

Exercise videos for all ages; free anytime, anywhere at YMCA at Home on YouTube.

YMCA 360 On-Demand Workouts

For details go to YMCA360

Brought to you by Local Groups and Individuals

Backyard Activities By Hike Nova Scotia - Re-Connect with Nature at Hike Nova Scotia Blog.

Your Way to Wellness - Nova Scotia Health Authority

Tools to live well with chronic conditions - online workshops at Your Way to Wellness.

Physical Activity at Home

Hike Nova Scotia - Hiker Challenge

Prizes and badges; themed challenges for all at Hiker Challenge.

Hike Nova Scotia - ReConnect with Nature Activities

for your backyard and other outdoor spaces at Hike Nova Scotia Blog.

Kids Run Club - 8 Week Challenge; 2-5km

Find them on Facebook or visit Kids Run Club.


Live Fit Breaks - every weekday at 12 pm at Participaction. You can also download their APP for ideas and tracking.

Mile Happy Walk at Home Workout

1.0 Mile Happy Walk | Walk at Home | Walking Workout

Joe Wicks Free Daily Workouts

For kids, seniors, everyone! Go to The Body Coach TV on YouTube.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

15-30 minute sessions based on stories and your favourite characters at Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube.

57 Awesome Dance Party Jams - by Active for Life

57 awesome family dance party jams

Mental Health

Rehab 4 Addiction

guide about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sports at Home

Online training and skill development

  • Free Footie Online - soccer skills online, Instagram, Facebook, or TV Channel check it out at FreePlay for Kids
  • Kids Run Club - Let's Keep Moving Campaign - follow them on Instagram for daily challenges; a Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation activity.
  • Tumblebugs at Home by Annapolis Valley Recreation Sta(y)cation - Ages 3+yrs at Home Edition Tumblebugs on YouTube
  • NCCP Coaching Courses Online - Baseball Canada NCCP
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Home Study Program - various courses to choose from; Competition Introduction and Competition Development levels at NCCP Home Study

More activities will be added as they become available.

Special Interests and Discovery

Spending more time at home can be a time to explore and expand on your interests and skills, here are a couple of ideas to fill your day or enjoy a new activity with your family.

Maple Murples’s Popping Purple Wordspinning World - Join Sheree Fitch, poet, author and storyteller from River John in an online Journey of imagination and creativity at Maple Murples’s Popping Purple Wordspinning World

Canada’s National Ballet School - Bring Dance Into Your Home, Free Resources for all Ages at Community Dance

Brilliant Labs (a not-for-profit, hands-on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada) - join them every day at 10 am for a new make at home activity or 1 pm for an outdoor activity. Go to Brilliant Labs.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams - Learn to draw with a notable illustrator, Mo Willems.

Virtual Field Trips - Tours famous iconic museums and places around the world at Virtual Field Trips Plus Road Trip from Home: Virtual Field Trips

Did You Know...You Can Access the Library Online

All the library services online are free - from downloadable or streaming eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines for all ages (Tumblebooks to OverDrive, and RB Digital), to language learning programs, and a few other information/database sources and some new services coming soon! These online services do require a library card to access (your library card # + a passcode)... and can be under Collections, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library.

If you need a free library card, please call/text the library, at 902-759-2310, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 3 pm.

There is a lot of other informational resources on our webpage, under Subject Resources, including the Health & Wellness section. Also included, is access to the digital copy of all/most of the NSHA pamphlets too (in the regular library collection, online), at Health & Wellness Resources.

Check out the Libraries Social Media accounts to share information about other free, online resources and activities for Stay-at-Home... for all ages. From author readings to gardening tips, mental wellness, crafts & more!

In your own backyard...

  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt
  • Create nature art, build a bird feeder
  • Start an indoor garden...tip: start planting late spring
  • Go for a daily walk around the block
  • Exercise with your pet
  • Light up your house with Christmas lights, brighten your neighbourhood
  • Create a bear hunt activity, go online and find out how
  • Become a chalk artist; your driveway is your canvas
  • Find a favourite family recipe and cook together