The Municipality has a wonderful array of recreation and fitness facilities, including the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex and Canso & Area Arena.

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Chedabucto Lifestyle ComplexChedabucto Lifestyle Complex

The Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex, located at 60 Green Street, Guysborough, houses the Chedabucto Fitness Center, community meeting/event space, Recreation Department office space, an elementary-sized gymnasium that can easily be converted into community space for weddings, etc., and community offices. To view a virtual walk through of the entire complex view it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmLY46_G7WU

Attached to the building is a refrigerated shinny rink with removable boards which can be used for skating/hockey purposes and a refrigerated skating loop that measures about 1,000 feet in length. The shinny rink can be used in off season for ball hockey, basketball and other outdoor activities. The skating loop can be used in off-season months for roller blading, walking etc. Additional facilities, include a regulation-sized artificial turf soccer field with a four-lane running track and a new seating area.

Facility Rental Pricing

Contact us at 902-533-2088

Check out our Facebook Page for daily updates on ice conditions and programming. 

CLC Shinny Rink & Figure Eight Skating Trail

Closed for the season. We will reopen the skating surfaces in December 2024. 

Canso & Area Arena

The Canso Arena is located at 103 Queen Street, Canso. It has a full sized skating surface and a Warm Room available for rental. The Ice Surface is available from mid- October to mid- March for ice rentals. It is also available the remainder of the year for rental without the ice. 

Chedabucto Lifestyle Center Facility Hours


Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 6:00am to 9:00pm

Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm

CLC Programs

Below are CLC programs that are currently ongoing or available for registration. For information or registration forms for any programs please click on the following link: Recreation Programming

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.


Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 2:30pm & 3:00pm - 8:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am- 3:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am- 3:00pm

CLC & Fanning Fitness Center's and Pool Membership Pricing

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:

  • Whitehead (at the old Fire Hall)
  • New Harbour Community Centre
  • Queensport Fire Hall
  • St. Francis Harbour 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 

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

Chedabucto Performance CentreMiles MacDonald Performance Centre

The Miles MacDonald 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 Miles MacDonald Performance Centre, please visit their website. http://chedabuctoplacetheatre.com/