The Municipality of the District of St. Mary's has a long history of engaging residents in meaningful recreation experiences. It is our goal to provide programs and services that help to improve the overall wellbeing of residents of all ages and abilities.

Contact the Community Development & Recreation Department at (902)522-2598 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Active Transportation

Active Transportation refers to any form of human powered transportation such as walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, skateboarding or snowshoeing. The Municipality is working on an Active Transportation Plan to connect Old Road Hill to Hwy. 7 and Main Street. Improving accessibility will provide opportunities for safe travel for visitors and residents.

Check out the pdf Active Sherbrooke Plan (14.91 MB)  for more information.

Contact the Active Transportation Committee Chair, Kerri Penney at 522-2598 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Equipment Rental

St. Mary's Recreation wants to connect you to your favorite activities! We have a wide variety of recreational and sporting equipment that can be rented at little to no cost to you all year round! Check out the Equipment Rental page for a full list of available equipment.

Funding Programs

Don't let money stand in the way of positive experiences for your children. There are a number of funding programs available in our community that can help cover some of the costs associated with participating in a variety of recreation programs and sporting activities.

Highland Connect

Are you looking for something new to explore or different sport and recreational opportunities within the Municipality or the Highland Region? If you are, Highland Connect is the perfect place to find a new destination to explore for any information on sport and recreation facilities, or organizations along with much more. is a simple, searchable, online guide to recreation opportunities in Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties of Nova Scotia. Check it out to find your next recreation destination!

Programs & Activities

Check out the Programs, activities & special events offered by St. Mary’s Recreation Department.