Plains/ Tantallon, Nova Scotia, Recreation and Leisure
are few indoor recreation facilities located in the Hammonds Plains/Tantallon
but there are still many recreational opportunities in and close to the
The area does have an excellent community center called the St.
Margaret's Center. It has an olympic size rink,a second rink,an outdoor
pool, gymnasium and fitness center. This facility is located in Tantallon
in front of the Westwood Hills Subdivision
and next to the Hubley
Center Shopping Center
Many of the recreation activities take place in Halifax, Clayton Park,
Sackville or Bedford. Most activities are only a few minutes drive away.
For example Clayton Park has some of the best recreation facilities found
anywhere. The Mainland Common, in Clayton Park, is slated to be the major
recreation location in HRM. The area has a fantastic recreation center
called the Canada Games Center. This $40 million facility has an 8 lane
25 meter indoor swimming pool, 3 special use pools, 52,000 sq ft field
house , a 6 lane indoor track , 11,000 sq ft fitness and wellness center
and more. This facility was used in the 2011 Canada Games. The Main Land
Common also has outdoor playing fields with artificial turf, an indoor
soccer field, a baseball field and more.
For indoor swimming many Hammonds Plains/Tantallon residents go to the
Canada Games Center,Sackville Sports Stadium in Sackville, Dalplex
at Dalhousie University or the Spryfield Wave Pool. All are 15-20 minutes
drive away. In the summer many residents swim in the many lakes in the
area or use the outdoor pool at St. Margaret's Center or the Lion's Pool
For hockey residents will use the rink in St. Margaret's Center, BMO center
( 4 rinks) in Bedford, one of the two rinks in Sackville or many of the
other rinks throughout metro. Like anyone involved in hockey in metro
your games and practices will vary throughout metro and could be anywhere
from within your community to an hours drive away. There is a local hockey
associations servicing the area TASA Ducks
Minor Hockey Association and Bedford
District Minor Hockey Association. For Ringette the Bedford
Ringette Association is a good choice. There are also two basketball
associations servicing the community, St
Margaret's Bay Minor Basketball Association and Bedford
Minor Basketball. There are several other associations and sporting
opportunities in the area. Check with the HRM Recreation Department for
more information. For a list of community groups click here: Community
Outdoor water sports are enjoyed in the many lakes in the community. The
salt water beaches of the south shore such Queensland and Hubbards are
a 10-15 minute drive away. The area is very well located to take advantage
of this feature and many of the residents do just that.
The Hammond's Plains/ Tantallon area is located only 10 minutes from Bayer's
Lake Shopping area where you will find big box stores such as Costco,
Winner's, Staples, Old Navy, HomeSense, Home Depot and many many more.
There are also many restaurants in Bayer's lake including East Side Marios,
Montanas, Jack Aster's and others. In Bayer's Lake you will also find
metro's largest movie theater complex called Empire 18 which has 18 movie
theaters including an IMAX theater.
The Hammonds Plains/ Tantallon area has lots of recreation opportunities
for all ages and interest. If not in the community itself they are found
a short drive away.