Recreation Programs

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Stay Home Stay Active Challenge


Fredericton Recreation presents the Stay Home Stay Active Challenge. Are you practicing social distancing and looking for something to do? FredRec has got you covered! Join our free Stay Home Stay Active Challenge and have some fun. Everyone from everywhere is welcome and you can join us at any time, for as long as this isolation continues.  You can just do the challenge, or you can officially join the Stay Home Stay Active Challenge Squad by submitting a photo of a completed challenge-  After that, each time you complete a challenge just submit a photo with the hashtag #StayActiveFred and be entered in a draw for a prize.

Have fun, stay safe and maybe win a prize! Squad goals! Wash your hands and keep a safe social distance from those outside your home.


1. Build paper airplanes, have contest to see how far they go. ​

2. Family Game Night!  Bust out your family’s favourite board game and see who will be crowned champion.

3. Try indoor bowling with plastic pins or empty plastic bottles from your recycling   

4. Cook Meals as a family or take turns making meals.

5. Build a blanket fort.

6. Not creative? Doesn’t matter! Gather some random items around the house (maybe the recycling bin) and create an art/structure masterpiece

7. Paint a family (or pet) portrait to be framed and hung

8. Build a card house, how big can you make it?

9. Photograph your pet; accessories optional!

10. Each year, the City of Fredericton turns out its non-essential lights for #Earthhour to show its support for a healthy planet.

11. Try some online yoga workouts for kids and families

12. Learn origami

13. Learn to do cats cradles

14. Start or restart keeping a diary.

Convo Café Socials


Image of diverse people huddling and smiling

The Convo Café SOCIALS are spaces where you can meet people of different ages, professions and cultural backgrounds, and help others combat feelings of social isolation, especially in the winter months. The socials are also opportunities for international students or anyone new to Fredericton to meet people in the community and find out what interesting things are happening in town.

Every second Saturday of the month from January to May the Convo Café SATURDAY SOCIAL meets from 2 to 4 in the afternoon at the Fredericton Public Library (in Chickadee Hall, the meeting room by the children’s section), located at 12 Carleton Street.

Every fourth Thursday of the month from January to March the Convo Café THURSDAY SOCIAL meets from 6 to 8 in the evening at the Stepping Stone Senior Centre, located at 15 Saunders Street.

The events last two hours and follow this format: In the first hour there will be a presentation or conversation on a given topic followed by questions and answers, and then a quick round of announcements of interesting events going on in town that month. There may be other variations for structured activities in that first hour as well. The second hour will consist of free time to chat with other participants, mingle, network, play some board games, or follow up on anything that was discussed earlier that you found interesting.

Both Socials are located in universally accessible locations for persons with reduced mobility.

The Saturday Social is family-friendly because parents can bring their kids to the children’s section of the Public Library while one parent can participate in the social.

The Thursday Social is open to everyone who wants to reach out to older adults of any cultural background or origin.

Please feel free to invite anyone who you think would like to meet new people in the community by engaging in conversation and mingling over hot drinks and snacks. The event is free and there is no registration required, just show up!


Schedule of Convo Café SOCIALS for the first half of 2020

@ Fredericton Public Library

  • January 11 - Topic: New Beginnings 2020
  • February 8 - Topic: An Overview of the History and Contributions of the African Community in Fredericton
  • March 14 - Topic: An overview of the electoral system in NB by the CEO of Elections NB, in preparation for the upcoming municipal elections on May 11.
  • April 11
  • May 9

@ Stepping Stone Senior Centre

  • January 23
  • February 27 - Cancelled due to weather
  • March 26

Any cancellations due to weather will be posted on the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts, so please check there for notifications.

For more information, call 471-3694 or join the Facebook group.

Family Youth Blast- Gym & Swim Elementary School Age Children


Looking for an easy, fun way to be active with your elementary school aged children? Why not check out our Family Youth Blast Gym and Swim, get up, out and moving together. No pre-registration is necessary, families can stop by any Saturday that we are in session. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. There are many activities to help family members have fun and be active together, such as walking the track, shooting some hoops, skipping, swimming, badminton, soccer or just run, jump and play in the gym you and your children will have a blast!

When: Saturdays February 1- April 4 6:30pm-9:00pm

  • Pool time: 6:30-8:00pm, Gym time: 6:30-9:00pm (mix and match as families prefer)

Age: Elementary School Age Children

Where: Nashwaaksis Field House & the Fredericton Indoor Pool

Cost: $4.00 per person ($12.00 family rate)

No preregistration is necessary

Please use the Fredericton Indoor Pool entrance

For more information call 460-2020 or email

Middle & High School Youth Blast- Gym & Swim


Middle & High School Youth Blast is an opportunity for youth to participate in: organized games, drop-in activities, hanging out with friends, open gym time or swimming. Youth will have fun, win prizes and make new friends in a safe and friendly supervised environment.

When: Saturdays 6:30pm-9:00pm from February 1 - April 4 

  • Pool time 6:30-8:00pm, Gym time 6:30-9:00pm (mix and match as youth prefer)

Age: Middle & High School Youth

Where: Fredericton Indoor Pool & Nashwaaksis Field House

Cost: $4.00 per person ($12.00 family rate)

No preregistration is necessary. For more information call 460-2020 or email

Details | Service Fredericton

Unsung Hero Community Awards


The City of Fredericton Unsung Hero Community Awards are meant to acknowledge those individuals who go above and beyond to help build and shape their community through volunteer efforts. This includes helping bolster the work of social groups and organizations that offer recreational, cultural, or charitable services within the City of Fredericton.

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to help build and shape their community without asking for anything in return? 
If so, nominate them for an award!

Deadline for applications: March 27

| 506-292-6174

STEM March Break Activity Days at the Nashwaaksis Field House


Invent Something Cool – No Experience Necessary

Join City of Fredericton Recreation staff and take part in a fun and fast-paced day of STEM creation (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and dynamic activity programming - a day like you have never experienced before !

The day starts with an exciting challenge and a new chance to discover the wonders of science! All activity is hands-on as participants create some very cool contraptions. Everyday materials, hand tools and lots of creativity will be used to build and test inventions in preparation for the ‘big race’ at the end of the day. Best of all, participants get to take their inventions home!

Activity wise, included throughout the day are aquatic offerings and swimming at the Fredericton Indoor Pool and interactive games at the Nashwaaksis Field House Gym. Discover how much fun thinking with your hands can be as science springs to life before your eyes!

Where: Nashwaaksis Field House

When:  Saturday, March 7, 2020   

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Cost:  $30.00 per participant per day (includes all materials). Space is limited

Ages: 8 -12



Frosty Winterrific Activity Challenge


Wellness encompasses much more than just physical fitness and nutrition. In this activity challenge, participants will be able to explore and challenge themselves with fun activities to keep them and their families busy this Winter!

  • Participants will receive information about the awards ceremony when their charts are received.

This Year’s Program runs from: January 1 – March 31, 2020. Pass in charts by April 10, 2020

Register | Email | 460-2272

FredRec Open Drop-In Gym Time at Fredericton High School


This is a free offering providing unreserved shared gym access to all members of the public

Adult supervision is required at all times for youth ages 13 years and under

Family participation is encouraged

Event is cancelled on January 31.

Schedule  | 300 Priestman ST | Service Fredericton

Winter Superhero Fun Run


Fredericton Recreation in partnership with the Fredericton Marathon Presents: Winter Superhero Fun Run
Saturday, February 1 at 10am at the Small Craft Aquatic Centre, 63 Brunswick Street Fredericton, NB

Help kick off Frozen Nose and Toes in style with the Winter Superhero Fun Run!

Kids aged 3-12 years can take off, dressed in their favorite costume for either a 500m or 1k race.
Kids can bring their own costume or pick from an assortment of superhero capes that will be available on site!
Are you ready to be a superhero?


Mayor's Activity Awards


An exciting awards program which encourages healthy eating and physical activity for youth aged 3 – 12. This program will be held from June 3 to August 9.

This popular activity awards program will keep youth active and eating well all summer. Youth receive points for each task completed and upon reaching minimum point levels earn bronze, silver or gold medals! Sample requirements include:

Have a pop free day. Go for a ½ hour walk. Do a family activity outdoors for 20 minutes

AGES: 3-12
COST: Free

Registration | Email | Service Fredericton

New Year’s Eve 2020 Family Celebration


Kick Off 2020 with our family friendly New Years Eve Celebration!

Family Swim Party/Family Games Carnival/Family Glow Dance Party

Place: Nashwaaksis Field House & Fredericton Indoor Pool

Fee: $10.00 a person (Family Swim Party/Family Games Carnival/Family Glow Dance Party

Register Here: city-of-fredericton-new-years-eve-2020-family-celebration-tickets

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Activities will be geared to the K-6 age group however younger and older family members are welcome to attend with their family




5:00pm - 6:30pm  -Family Swim Party (Fredericton Indoor Pool) - Enjoy our thrilling water slide, tarzan rope and a 92-degree swirl pool as you and your family swim, play jump and splash your way into 2020! After swimming we move to the Field House for the rest of the night. *All swimmers under 19 yrs of age must be accompanied by an adult in the water. (One adult for every 3 children; one adult for every 4 children over 7 years old.)

6:45pm -7:45 pm  -Family Games Carnival (Nashwaaksis Field House) - Get ready to have a blast playing our carnival games and you may even win a prize or two!

7:45pm - 8:00pm -PIZZA Snack Break our event is going green this year please bring a refillable water bottle for a chance to win some great prizes!

8:00pm -9:00 pm -Family Glow in the Dark Dance Party (Nashwaaksis Field House)

Dress in neon or white for our Glow Dance Party with Big Mitch Productions! There will be lots of dance prizes and family games so get ready to dance the night away until we have the KIDS countdown to the new year at 9:00pm!

Recreation, Culture & Community Development 506-460-2020  or email



The City of Fredericton wants you to be a part of the MAYOR’S YOUTH ACTION TEAM! (MYAT)

What it is:
A committee of youth from our three local high schools who are passionate about youth issues and want to build a healthy community for all youth, by bringing youth issues to City Council.
What is your role:
1. Organize and implement an annual symposium at City Hall,in Council Chambers.
2. Organize and implement four youth events per year including Youth Week.
3. Actively contributing to improving Fredericton for all young people.
4. Identify youth perspectives so that young people’s views on current issues can help inform the work of City Council.
What’s involved:
1. Monthly Meetings
2. Leadership Training
3. Subcommittee Work
Why get involved:
Gain experience and build your leadership skills, while giving back to your community. Work with other young people who share your interests.

If you would like more information or to join our team, please contact us:
Mitch Claybourn, Recreation Officer
City of Fredericton 460-2020

Fredrec Fest


The second annual Fredrec Fest will be held in downtown Fredericton on Saturday, August 24 from 1-4pm on Carleton St. and in Officers’ Square. This free fun outdoor event is open to everyone and features many of the local recreation, sport and leisure groups/organizations. Come on out and learn about the huge variety of activities available for you/ your family.

Please find the poster with more info here

Local recreation, leisure and sport groups who wish put a booth in this event can find the registration form here

June is Recreation & Parks Month


Active living is healthy living!

June is Recreation and Parks Month

Download detailed calendarService Fredericton

Wednesday Walkers


A free walking club for all interested adults. This group meets every Wednesday from June through Oct at 10am for an hour long walk.

COST: Free

Service Fredericton | Schedule

Swim Instruction


Swimming lessons (Learn to Swim), Canadian Swim Patrol Bronze Medal, National Lifeguard, and Swim For Life Instructor.


Registration can be done in person at the Fredericton Indoor Pool or online. Regular business hours for in person registrations are:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sundays and *Stat holidays: 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    *closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Swim Registration | Swim Schedules | Pools & Lakes | Service Fredericton

Zig Zag 2019


AGE: 6-12 yrs
COST: Free

Zig Zag is the City’s unique supervised playground program offered free of charge to interested children in the neighbourhoods visited. This means that the children who attend are free to come and go as they wish. Activities are based on the interests of the children, the focus is on physical activity but some time is also spent on crafts, and quiet games

Parents can go to the park and register their child(ren) on their first day.

Registration forms can be found here or at the park.

ScheduleService Fredericton | Parks & Playgrounds

Living Library



Logo of Living LibraryThe Living Library is an event where people are “living books” who can share their stories with “readers” in friendly one-on-one 20-minute conversations about any given topic. As part of the activities for Fredericton Immigration Month, the topic will be immigration and integration, specifically, the experience of immigration of newcomers to Canada, their process of integration to the community in Fredericton, the journeys that they took to come here, or any aspects about their place or culture of origin that they want the readers to know about. 

This year's Living Library will take place on Thursday, June 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fredericton Public Library. Click here for some images.

More information: or call 460-2112


Skateboard Camps


Northside Youth Centre Camps 2019

Our skateboard camps are pre-planned, and we have flexible schedules to customize each day’s activities. Campers spend 8am-1pm daily in the skate park and will have both one on one and group lessons, afternoons are spent doing planned activities such as active games, outside play and weekly outings.

Camp Registration Parks & Playgrounds | Service Fredericton



Friday Mornings 9:15-11:45am- $10 for the term. Starts Sept - June.

114 Johnston AVE | 460-2235 | Fredericton Seniors Centre

Carpet bowling


Indoor Carpert bowling Monday & Friday from 1-4pm Sept-May

114 Johnston AVE | 460-2235 | Fredericton Seniors Centre

Developmental Assets Workshops


The "asset approach" is a framework that includes everyone and focuses upon assets that are grouped into eight categories: support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.

Details | Service Fredericton

Fredericton Seniors Workshop


A well equipped recreational woodworking shop. Open weekdays 9-4

COST: $45 (first year) and $35 (subsequent years)

114 Johnston AVE | 460-2256 | Fredericton Seniors Centre

Fredericton Lawn Bowling Club


Open to all ages. Lessons available from May - Sep. Bowls and other equipment available on-site. Flat-soled shoes must be worn. Men's, ladies', mixed competitive leagues and recreational play available.

15 Saunders ST | 454-6808

Jump Start


jumpstart logo

Canadian Tire's youth-oriented program that offsets the cost of sport and recreation fees & equipment.

Details | Application