Recreation & Aquatics
Registration for Winter 2024 Recreation and Aquatics Programs is now open.
The Town of Port Hawkesbury uses an online registration system.
This system allows users to:
- Register and pay
- No wait times
- Print your own receipts
- Track your program registration history (for the whole family!)
Program Refund Policy:
For participant program withdrawals, all funds will be transferred by way of credit on account.
Refunds will only be issued for medical reasons of the participant, supported by a medical certificate, or for special circumstances. Once a program has begun, refunds will only be issued for medical reasons of the participant, supported by a medical certificate, or for special circumstances, at a pro-rated rate based on the number of day/classes that have passed. There may be additional administrative fees.
If a program is cancelled by the Town a full refund will be issued. Refunds may take up to 30 days.
Strait Area Pool
The Strait Area Pool opened in 1977. It consists of a 6 lane 25 metre salt water pool and a wading pool, both of which are used for Learn to Swim programming, Water Exercises, and Recreational Swimming. It is also a home to the PHAST Swim team.
Port Hawkesbury Community Park
The Port Hawkesbury Community Park, located on MacQuarrie Drive Extension, is home to a first class playground, splash pad, and basketball courts. The playground is open year round and the splash pad is open 10am-8pm daily from late June to September.
Walk Port Hawkesbury
Explore the extensive trail system, see locations of the many recreational facilities, and learn more about what’s available in and around the Town by viewing our Walk Port Hawkesbury Map.
Parks & Trails
Discover a wide variety of plants and wildlife as the 10-kilometre trail system winds its way through majestic hardwood stands, softwood forests and along gently flowing brooks and streams. A series of rest areas inviting you to stop and enjoy the surrounding scenery can be found throughout the trail.
Latest Recreation News
Notice of Pool Closure
Please note, the Strait Area Pool will be closed at 4pm today. Apologies for any inconvenience.Read more about Notice of Pool Closure
2023/2024 Holiday Schedule
The Town of Port Hawkesbury would like to provide residents with a schedule of holiday closure dates for all departments, the PHCC Arena, Strait Area Pool, Fitness Centre, and information on garbage collection and Christmas tree chipping and drop-off.Read more about 2023/2024 Holiday Schedule
2023 Christmas Events in Port Hawkesbury
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Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion
Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion including Emergency First Aid will be available for ages 13 and up on January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9AM-4PM. Please note: The fitness and endurance requirements are physically challenging.Read more about Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion
Strait Area Pool Holiday Hours
To contact the Pool, please call 902-625-2594Read more about Strait Area Pool Holiday Hours
PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, “THE WAVE”, TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN SUNSET PARK
Port Hawkesbury’s latest public art installation was designed and created by well known Cape Breton artist Gordon Kennedy. With different shapes, forms and colours, Gordon expresses ideas and emotions. His intention is to touch and excite the imagination. Gordon’s latest piece “The Wave” which has been installed in the Sunset Park, captures the beauty that…Read more about PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, “THE WAVE”, TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN SUNSET PARK
Mayor’s Family Skate – December 20, 2023 – 3PM-4:30PM
The Town of Port Hawkesbury invites you to The Mayor’s Family Skate on Wednesday, December 20th from 3PM – 4:30PM. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies.Read more about Mayor’s Family Skate – December 20, 2023 – 3PM-4:30PM
Town of Port Hawkesbury Christmas Parade Registration Form
Christmas Parade Information Christmas Parade RegistrationRead more about Town of Port Hawkesbury Christmas Parade Registration Form
Halloween Restrictions 2023
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