Recreation is the experience that results from freely-chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing. It has been proven that recreation can help to reduce obesity, diabetes, anti-social behaviour, social isolation and negative impacts on the environment. There is also evidence that recreation positively impacts tourism, helps to attract business, enriches neighbourhoods, and encourages environmental protection. (Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia)
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.
For more information, please contact the Community Development & Recreation Department at (902)522-2598
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. HighlandConnect.ca 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!