Head out on a Polar Safari!

Not all the animals are native to Nova Scotia OR like to be out and about in the snow. 🙂

The animals of the polar safari will be sticking around all week!

Thank you to all who came out to the Polar Safari Hike on Sunday, February 16th. We had so much fun; I heard kids ask to do it again! 

The animals will stay “on display” for the next week if you wish to bring the family out on safari. The location is at the old Arcadia School  – Tkipok Trail.

Where DO frogs spend the winter? There are some animals from other continents: what are they?

Please note that the animals may not stay put and will likely stray from their current locations so visit soon! Watch your step if there is snow, ice or slush on the trail. We did not use any boardwalks or stairs due to potential for falls. The animals did not want anyone startled by their appearance on slippery areas!

Do all bears like cold weather? Do they sleep all winter in Nova Scotia?

Volunteer Week Celebrations!

Volunteer inforgraphic
We need your help! We are seeking Volunteer nominations from local organizations and individuals for Volunteer Week Celebrations 2020!
 
If you know someone that you would like to nominate, all you have to do is fill out the form below!  We need a brief description of the person’s volunteer activities..that’s it!
It’s Easy!
Complete this online form or call our office to receive a copy to print:
 
Info? contact Gail Muise at Yarmouth Recreation: gail@district.yarmouth.ns.ca 
902-742-8868
Nomination Deadline: 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 19th .
Thank you in advance!

Family Winter Hiking Series

Join us for a series of guided family hikes this winter that are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family! Click on the header to be taken to the Event listing for each hike and let us know you are interested or coming.

Wizards of Winter

Don’t wait for your letter from Hogwarts before you climb onto platform 93/4 for an outdoor adventure! Whether you are into mixing potions, creating powerful spells, are a secret Animagus, or simply a muggle who enjoys the woods, this hike is for you!

January 26th at 1pm at the Hebron Recreation Complex

Polar Safari

This daring trek across icy terrain will yield sights never seen around these parts! Expect to see polar bears, penguins, snowy owls, and maybe a Beluga whale! You will need very keen eyes and maybe even binoculars to catch a glimpse of these never-seen animals!

February 16th at 1pm at the Tkipok Trail in Arcadia.

Chasing Rainbows Family Fun Hike

There may not always be gold at the end of the rainbow but we will have fun on the journey to get there! Themed scavenger hunts, parachute games and more will be part of this hiking activity. It’s the perfect place to wear that unicorn costume hiding in the back of your closet!

March 21st at 1pm at Broad Brook Park (meet at the Trail Head off of Forest St)

These hikes can count towards a challenge badge in Hike Nova Scotia’s Hiker Challenge! Check out the challenges, badges and chances to WIN here!

Winter Indoor Walking

Maple Grove Education Centre, in partnership with Yarmouth Recreation, would like to offer adults an indoor space for winter walking during times already reserved for community use. Currently this would be Tuesdays from 7-9pm and Thursdays from 8-9:30pm. 

Tuesday – 7-9pm

Thursday 8-9:30pm 

Starts January 21st, 2020! 

Maple Grove Education Centre, Hebron

Please check in with the supervisor in the school lobby upon arrival and leaving the school. Indoor walking shoes are encouraged. 

**Note: when school is cancelled or closed, walking times will be unavailable. 

Walk for your wellness! 

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fight heart disease
  • Reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes
  • Relieve depression
  • Improve memory
  • Add healthy years to your life

Got snow? Try our Cross Country Skis or Snowshoes!

We (Heart) Snow!Yarmouth Recreation has a variety of cross country ski equipment as well as snowshoes to fit almost any member of your family! With the snow starting to fall, think about dropping by our office and getting outfitted to try out a fun new winter activity! FREE!

Office hours are 8:30-4:30, M-F and you can drop in and select your equipment and take it to try anywhere! Our trails, parks and backyards make wonderful new adventures in the snow!

The Friends of Ellenwood also have skis and snowshoes available for use in the park along with kilometers of groomed trails! They maintain cabin hours every weekend there is snow on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Check out their website for more information and follow them on Facebook.

Are you interested in some ski instruction? Sign up with Yarmouth Recreation and once we get a good snow forecast and can schedule a course , we will give you a call. Our cross country ski courses are great no matter your age and ability, come with all equipment, and are completely free of charge!

On the 12th Day of Holiday Fun…

Christmas and Holiday time is a great time to create your own instruments! With all the boxes, paper tubes, bells, and shiny ribbon around it’s easy to be creative and make music.

Create a Didgeridoo from paper tubes, or add some beans and toothpicks inside for a rain stick. Use boxes (especially shoe boxes) and rubber bands to make guitars. Tambourines can be made from paper plates and bells. Get creative and show us what you made – even better would be a video of your musical performance!

Each day from December 12 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website, Facebook pageInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share/tag us in an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can! Contest closes December 31st at midnight.