Programs and Events

The Barrington Municipal Recreation Department is committed to offering a variety of recreational programs year-round, as well as informing residents of the multitude of quality recreation and leisure programs that exist within our community. In addition to our own programs, there are many organizations providing opportunities for the people of the area.

Barrington Recreation is pleased to be able to offer information on a wide variety of these opportunities through our web site, and to partner with other providers of community-based recreational programs. 

Create your account and register online! Click here to get started! 


Reindeer Dash! December 17th 


Get your Jingle Bells ready for the annual Reindeer Dash!

December 17th 2K Fun Run Open to all ages - bring the family!

Compete for Holiday Glory (and medals!) and compete with Rudolph for the title of swiftest reindeer on the team!

Hot Chocolate and refreshments to follow.

Please register online or by calling 902-637-2015 ext 239.

Adults aged 16 + - $10

Youth aged 5-15 - $5

Under 5 - free

Check in at 9am, Sherose Island. Fun Run starts at 9:30. A portion of the run takes place on the multi-use trail: please use appropriate footwear. 

 Tales & Tumblebugs - Special Holiday Event 

Age 2-4 Special one-time event:

We will have story time followed by games and activities with a Christmas/ Holiday theme.

Tumble bugs is an introductory gymnastics program teaching movement and skills through games & fun. We will also do a holiday craft.

Wednesday, Dec. 9th 2 -3:30pm at the Barrington LibraryIn partnership with the Western Counties Regional Library - Barrington Branch

Please register in advance - FREE program!  or call 902-637-2015 ext 239 / message us on Facebook! 



Holiday Trail December 19-Jan 4th

Special Guided Group Walk - December 17th at 11am


.Get a SNEAK PEEK and enjoy our holiday story walk together on December 17th.

If you miss this guided family hike, the story trail will remain open to everyone over the holidays.

This story tells the tale of Alis Kennedy who was possibly the first indiginous woman in Canada to get her commercial pilot’s license. The story is great for preschoolers because it is an alphabet story, but will really appeal to anyone with a love of aircraft. The story is not specific to the holidays but we will add some Christmas celebration in.

Please register to let us know you are coming by registering online or by calling 902-637-2015 ext 239. You can message us on Facebook too!

Sherose Island Rocks Trail - Please meet at the trail head beside the large sign.

Please dress for the weather. We will not be using the very muddy section of the trail for this event but if you wish to explore more after, please wear appropriate footwear. 


Hike Nova Scotia Hiker Badge Challenge: Earn the Municipality of Barrington Badge


Hike Nova Scotia and the Municipality of Barrington are happy to announce the launch of the new Municipality of Barrington Badge as part of Hike NS’s Hiker Challenge. The Hiker Challenge is about inspiring, motivating and rewarding hikers to start hiking or to hike more. Your reward for completing a challenge is a badge to show off on clothing or backpacks and making the Honour Roll. The new Municipality of Barrington Badge is free, supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. It challenges you to visit at least 7 of 10 local trails over the course of a year. Each season there is a prize draw for gift cards generously provided by The Trail Shop. So get your hike on and take the Hiker Challenge! Learn more at chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/


Equipment Loan Program

Municipality of Barringotn Equipment Loan Programupdated

The Municipality of Barrington has plenty of equipment that can be loaned out to the public, especially winter equipment such as snowshoes and nordic walking poles. If you are interested in renting out any equipment. Call 902-637-2015EXT 237 or email
Click HERE for a full detailed list of equipment.


After the Bell !

After the Bell is a program for girls in grades 6-8 and provides fun opportunities to try new activities, learn leadership skills and just hang out with new friends. Leadership is provided by full-time Municipal Recreation staff and volunteers.

Wednesdays, Oct.- June 3:30-5:30 pm at Sherose island Recreation Centre. This program follows the school calendar: in cases where the school is cancelled After the Bell will not run. 

Registration is free and participants can drop into the program as desired. Please register online to ensure we have your child's information and let us know anything else we may need to know to make it a great experience for them