St. Mary’s Boat Club

St. Mary's Boat Club
St. Mary's Boat Club

The St. Mary's Boat Club is situated on the North-West Arm and was originally constructed in 1905. It was initially used by the St. Mary's Young Men's Temperance & Benevolent Society. In 1919, it was established as the St. Mary's Boat Club (SMBC). After undergoing extensive renovations, it was reopened by the City of Halifax in 1991. The SMBC is currently owned and operated by Halifax Regional Municipality and operates year-round, offering recreational canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard programs. Additionally, the SMBC's main hall is available for rent for weddings, special events, and meetings.


1641 Fairfield Road, Halifax, NS

Hours & Contact Information

Due to outdoor, evening & weekend programming, staff are regularly out of the buildings during these times. Please email us

Transit Routes

1, 24 - 10 min. walk
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Seasonal Programming

The St. Mary's Boat Club offers a number of seasonal activities. Click the links below to find out more. 

Visit to see upcoming programming offered at the St. Mary’s Boat Club.

You can book the reception hall at St. Mary’s Boat Club year-round to host your events. Please click here to learn more about how to rent the St. Mary's Boat Club. 


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