Based on the current COVID-19 conditions our YMCA has had to alter some hours and services to keep you safe and support our staff and volunteer team. Effective January 17th:

  • The John W. Lindsay YMCA will be reducing weekday operating hours to 5:45 am – 8:00 pm
  • The Community YMCA will be reducing weekday operating hours to 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • The Community YMCA has now added Basketball Hoop times on Saturdays (12:00 pm – 5:00pm), these can be booked through My Y App.


  • Registered Programs postponed until February 1st:
  • Aquatics Programs: Group Swimming Lessons, Private Lessons, and Lifesaving Sport Programs
  • Child and Youth Programs: Tumblebugs and Youth Paint Night

*All programs with fees will receive a credit on their YMCA account for the canceled classes for future use.

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The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a dynamic charity that connects more than 50,000 people daily. Since 1853, the YMCA has been promoting positive values that build individuals’ spirit, mind, and body. We provide programs to help those living in our communities and continually work to create stronger, and healthier communities.

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