Recreation in Fall River,
Nova Scotia

Sandy and Judy Hines


Recreation in Fall River/Waverley

There is lots to do in the Fall River /Waverley area.


There are so many lakes, beaches, parks and open space that outdoor sports are very popular. Every kind of boating is seen on the lakes in summer from power boating, sailing, jet skis and more. Water skiing is very popular. There are several public boat launches in the area so public access to the lakes is not a problem. Competitive aquatic sports such as kayaking and canoeing can be found at the Cheema Aquatic Club in Waverley. This well established and successful club has a two storey clubhouse, weight room and more. Anyone can join this club and receive instruction at any level.


There is excellent swimming in the Fall River/Waverley area with several public beaches to enjoy. There are several parks in the area with the two largest being Laurie Park and Oakfield Park. Laurie Park offers walking trails, picnic park, public campground and more. Oakfield has an excellent supervised beach, picnic park, boat launch and more.


In 2008 a rec center opened in Fall River called Gordon R. Snow Community Center. This facility has a double gym, outdoor skateboard, outdoor theater, meeting rooms and more. It also houses the area's Fire Station. Recreation programs are offered here through Halifax Recreation which also runs programs in the community schools in the area.


Golf is a popular pass time in the area which has two 18 hole Championship golf courses. Ashburn and Oakfield Golf clubs are two of the best in Nova Scotia. Both offer yearly memberships as well as green fee play, usually with a member.


There are excellent sports facilities within a short drive of the area. Indoor swimming and recreation can be found in Sackville at the Sackville Sports Stadium or in Dartmouth at Cole Harbour Place or Dartmouth Sportsplex.


If movies are something you enjoy there are large movie complexes in Sackville at Downsview Mall or Dartmouth at Dartmouth crossing. Both less than 15 minutes drive away.






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