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Shearwater Fitness, Sports & Recreation Centre

Shearwater Fitness, Sports and Recreation Centre is a large, state of the art facility with a variety of amenities to help you and your family live a healthly lifestyle.

Military Dependants can now use our facility FREE!  (Valid CF One Card required)

Click here for Fitness Schedule


  • Large double gymnasium with a regulation basketball court, two volleyball courts and four badminton courts
  • Weight room
  • Cardio room
  • Spin class room
  • Multipurpose room
  • Functional fitness room
  • Six-lane, 25 meter pool


Q - What are the facility’s hours of operation?

A - The Shearwater Fitness, Sports & Recreation Centre is open Monday to Friday, 0600–2100 hrs and on Saturdays and Sundays, 0900–1700 hrs.


Q - Where can memberships be purchased for the facility?

A - A Gym Activity Pass (GAP) can be purchased at any of our Fitness Sports and Recreation Centres. For complete information and rates, please click here.


Q - How can Defence Team members sign up to participate n scheduled activities / obtain a membership for the facility?

A - Drop In Fitness Schedule does not require registration. Recreation Programming can be found by visiting


Q - What items should Defence Team members bring with them to the facility (towels, locks, shampoo/conditioner, water bottle, etc.)?

A - There are male/female locker rooms and one accessible space. Private shower/bathroom/changing stalls are available for use. Members are encouraged to bring all items they require for their workout and getting ready. Lockers rentals are available at an additional cost.


Q - What items will be provided (pinnies, sports equipment, etc.)?

A - Sports equipment is available to be loaned out from the front desk.


Q - Can members bring in their own equipment for the open gymnasium area (basketballs, soccer balls, etc.)?

A - Yes, all patrons are permitted to bring their own sports equipment. Can the open court/gymnasium area be reserved? If so, how can Defence Team members reserve the area? Unit PT/Sports can be booked through Craig Hayden at [email protected]. To check daily availability Defence team members can call the Shearwater Gym Front desk at 902-721-1071.


Q - Where can Defence Team members park when using the facility?

A - Free parking is available at the facility for all patrons.


Q - Will Defence Team members have to sign-in/sign-out or show DND ID when using the facility?

A - Members will be required to sign in on paper at the front desk and show their DND ID. Membership ID’s will be required once the NPF IT system is installed.


Contact Us:

For additional information regarding Shearwater Fitness, Sports and Recreation Centre, please call (902) 720-1071
For facility bookings please call (902) 720-1071
For Aquatics programs and MacDonald Beach please call (902) 720-1071 

DND members, along with their family and friends, are encouraged to purchase a Gym Activity Pass (GAP) in order to gain full access to all 3 PSP Fitness, Sports and Recreation Centers*, as well as Public Swims, Public Skates and Macdonald Beach. Click here for GAP pricing and information.

*Applies ONLY to Shearwater for members without a Military ID.  Applies to all 3 facilities for members with a valid Military ID