The healthy way to support your community – Join the YMCA.

When you join the Y, you’re not just saying yes to a top-notch Centre, great workout programs, family-friendly activities, and knowledgeable staff; you’re showing your support for a charity that’s been building a healthy Pictou County for more than 50 years.

As a member, you’re part of a centre of community and a charitable organization with a shared commitment to build healthy communities.

All Memberships include:


You will also enjoy the following additional member benefits with a Membership + Program Type of Membership:

Visit the YMCA in person, take a tour and meet the team. The YMCA is located inside the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 2756 Westville Rd. New Glasgow, B2H 5C6

YMCA Membership Pricing

Membership fees are invested right back into the organization to help the YMCA deliver community initiative programs, offer new programming, upgrade equipment and support operational excellence. Fees also help support our financial assistance program which allows everyone access to YMCA programs, services and facilities, the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to belong to a positive Centre of community.

*scroll down the page for non-member access rates; including day pass/swim pass

2024 Membership Packages

General Membership

(+ tax)

Membership + Program (+ tax)

Adult Monthly (18-59)- Continuous $64 $74
Adult Couple (18-59) $106 $116
Senior (60+) $53 $63
Senior Couple (60+) $86 $96
Student (15+) $44 $54
Youth (0-14) $34 $44
Family Monthly Continuous (2 adults & dependants under 18 or still in school) $120 $130
Joiner’s Fee – $50.00 YMCA adult, adult couple, family, senior, and senior couple pay a once per membership package joining fee. This non-refundable fee supports operational excellence and ensures ongoing upgrades of equipment and facilities. Members who have left the YMCA of Pictou County for longer than one year will be considered new members and are subject to this fee. All memberships are at least a three-month commitment.

Financial Assistance Program

The Y is a Charity and here for everyone. If you need financial support for YMCA membership, childcare, programs or day camp, we can help.

The YMCA is able to offer financial assistance due to generous donations from people who believe in the values of the YMCA. Each year our YMCA provides more than $250,000 in direct financial assistance to ensure that kids, youth, adults, seniors and families can access YMCA programming.

Steps for the Financial Assistance Program:

  1. Call (902-752-0202) or stop by the YMCA to make an appointment or complete this confidential online link: Online Link to YFund
  2. Bring your Notice of Assessment for all adults in your household to the appointment. 

Child Minding

YMCA Child Minding Services

It’s not easy for families with young children to find the time to exercise and we want to help by providing free babysitting services for our Y members. YMCA child minding programs make it possible for families to stay active together. We provide young children a safe, welcoming environment while adults work out. Child minding is included in a membership, adult day pass and punch pass.



Child Minding
Monday – Friday 8:30 am -11:00 AM
Monday – Thursday Evenings 4:00 – 7:30 pm
Saturdays 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Not a YMCA Member? Try the Y with our convenient drop-in options

Daily drop-in and multi-visit cards are available. Drop-in users may access lockers rooms, childminding, fitness classes, Aquatic Centre and Fitness Centre.
2024 Drop-in Fees (including Swim Pass) Price
Ages 14 & Under Day Pass $11.00 (no tax)
Ages 15+ Day Pass (Child minding is included)


Family Pass

$11.00 (+ tax)


$33.00 (+ tax)

10 Punch Pass (Child minding is included)


*how to book a spot to swim at the Y:

>Y members book in the My Y App

>non-members call or email on the day of to explore availability.   902-752-0202

$82.50 (+ tax)

Everyone 16+ is required to show A Government Issued Photo I.D. or a membership card to access the YMCA Centre.