The Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission (SNBSC) provides services for developing and planning regional recreation initiatives, including policies to support shared regional sport, recreation, and cultural facilities and facilitating administrative, financial, and other service arrangements between our members. These initiatives include coordination of recreation development and capacity building, recreation asset and trail mapping, facility and program inventory, capacity and recreation need assessments and recreation master planning.
The Commission’s vision is that everyone in Southwest New Brunswick is engaged in meaningful, accessible recreation experiences that foster individual and community well-being and the well-being of our natural and built environments (adopted from Pathways to Wellbeing: Framework for Recreation in Canada). SNBSC serves members who live in the Village of McAdam, Municipal District of St. Stephen, Town of Saint Andrews, Communities within the Rural District 10, Campobello Island, Grand Manan Island, Rural Community of Eastern Charlotte, and Fundy Shores.
Recreation Master Planning
SNBSC has completed a Regional Recreation Master Plan following a 2-phase study. First, a recreation asset inventory was compiled, mapping Southwest New Brunswick’s recreation assets–places used by the public for leisure, such as trails, arenas, sports fields, pools, parks and beaches, playgrounds, golf courses, tennis courts, curling clubs, and skateboard parks. In the second phase, the inventory was used to develop a plan that looks at recreation planning from a regional perspective, highlighting both built and nature-based recreation opportunities. The Regional Recreation Plan includes an enabling action plan with short, medium, and long-term priorities for regional recreation development.
SNBSC has been the entity through which Municipalities, Rural Communities, and Local Service Districts have come together to identify and reach a consensus on the need and the scope of recreation services, including assessments of the major facilities that support recreation activities in the region. To support the needs identified by our members, SNBSC is responsible for facilitating the planning, development, and administration of a Recreation Master Plan Policy (RMP-1), which supports major sports and recreation facilities in the region and builds recreation capacity in the towns and villages throughout the region.
Recreation Program Guide
Connect with and discover the Hub SwRecreationHub.ca for your one-stop search to find extra-curricular activities, clubs, sports leagues, and classes in SW New Brunswick. It also lists nature-based places for you to enjoy, such as hiking trails, beaches, sports fields, and playgrounds for the Southwest New Brunswick region. It covers all communities in Charlotte County, including the Fundy Isles.
We update the Hub 2 times a year to help you or your family find organized sports, fitness programs and classes, arts & culture programs, and social clubs in your community! If you would like to add a program or class to the Hub, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Link Trail
SNBSC supports the not-for-profit Coastal Link trail organization in developing and planning the region's future Provincial Signature Trail. The 171-kilometre trail will span the entire Southwest region of New Brunswick.
The trail is planned to have
- 141 km of Shared On-road trail - Visit each coastal community using future shared road connectors.
- 16 km of greenway trail through Acadian forests and estuaries at Spruce lake and the Musquash Estuary in Fundy Shores
- 14 km of off-road greenway trail in the coastal communities of St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Eastern Charlotte- St. George, and Saint John
To learn more about the trail, please visit CoastalLinkTrail.ca.