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In the heart of downtown Halifax

John W. Lindsay YMCA​

​Facing out toward the vista of Citadel Hill, at the corner of South Park and Sackville Streets, the John W. Lindsay YMCA is 70,000 square feet of potential – for healthy activity, for belonging, and for community building.


5640 Sackville St. Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3


(902) 423-9622 X 0

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 5:45 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 7:00 am- 8:00 pmHolidays: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bright, modern spaces to keep you active & healthy.

A brand new, modern facility in the heart of downtown Halifax. The John W. Lindsay YMCA is more than just a place to work out. It’s a thriving community of members who experience a sense of belonging, achievement, and friendship that is hard to find anywhere else. 

Visit our Welcome Desk to meet our Membership Services Team, try out our weight floor, take a spin on our bikes, or tour our facility. 

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John W. Lindsay YMCA

Programs at this Centre​

Group Fitness

YMCA Group Fitness classes give you a chance to meet people, improve your fitness level, and have fun! Our trained and qualified team of instructors makes it that way. With so many classes to choose from there is bound to be something that will help you reach your goals of becoming healthier in spirit, mind, and body.

Sports & Recreation

Game on! There are lots of ways to get moving at the Y. Play your favourite sports and games or try something new. Book through the MyY app and drop into one of our recreational activities!

YMCA Day Camps

The YMCA Summer Day Camps are exciting environments for campers to meet new friends and participate in a variety of fun-filled activities.

AIM to improve mobility!

AIM welcomes individuals with mobility concerns who are motivated to pursue exercise and physical activity in a social environment and understand the benefits of regular physical activity on the spirit, mind, and body.


Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to stay safe and enjoy our pool. The YMCA has been offering aquatics programming & swimming lessons to Canadians since the 1900s. Thousands of Canadians have learned to swim at the Y.

Personal Training

Exercise the spirit, mind, and body in an unintimidating environment at the YMCA. Whether you are new to the gym and working towards healthy living, want to overcome or avoid health issues or it’s time to finally look and feel your best by getting in the best shape of your life both physically and mentally…we’ve got an individualized training program that is right for you!

YMCA LiveWell

YMCA LiveWell is a group exercise program that focuses on improving the physical and mental health of Nova Scotians with chronic conditions. YMCA LiveWell supports both physician and self-referrals and offers a comprehensive intake process.

Child & Youth Programs

New friends, new skills, leadership development – you can find it all and more at your YMCA. Our child and youth programs are specifically designed to help kids be kids and to provide activities for the whole family.

Child Minding Services

The YMCA is pleased to offer members child minding for children ages 18 months to 12 years old. Enjoy your workout while we take care of your little one(s). Experienced childminding staff will ensure the health and safety of your child(ren) while you enjoy our facilities.

Who is John Lindsay?

John Lindsay Sr. was a volunteer, member, and ambassador of the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth. John joined the Board of the YMCA in the early 1960s and remained as Director until 1971, all while remaining an active and encouraging participant in his much-loved YMCA exercise class. 

He was also active in every YMCA fundraising campaign from 1970 to the time of his passing in 2006. In 2005, he was appointed to the YMCA Fellowship of Honour in a ceremony on Parliament Hill. Because of his dedication and passion for the YMCA, the new Centre of Community was named in his honour.

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John W. Lindsay YMCA

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