Helping our community meet their recreation goals

Dalhousie a wide array of sport and recreational facilities, including Dalplex, Sexton Gym, and the Langille Athletic Centre in Truro, to suit the needs of students, faculty, staff, and commmunity users. Whether you’re brand new, you’ve been a member for a while, or you’re thinking about joining and want to see what we have to offer, come by for a FREE building tour of any facility.

Dalplex Facilities

Strength Training


We offer more than 200 pieces of strength training equipment in the fitness hall on the second floor of the fitness centre, including a complete range of weight training equipment (resistance machines, free weights, squat racks, etc.), as well as an area for stretching, mat work and core training exercises.


Cardio Equipment


Over 70 pieces of cardio equipment are located in the fitness hall on the second floor of the fitness centre, including treadmills, ARC trainers, elliptical machines, upright and recumbent bikes and more.  

Indoor Track

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Members can walk, jog, or run Dalplex's two-lane, synthetic rubber compound surface, track. 

50M Indoor Pool

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Our pool has daily lane and open swimming times available to members (includes diving boards, towers, and a tarzan rope). 

High Performance Centre


A designated space for athletes, teams, and small group training, the High Performance Centre is a space members can use to get a more focused workout. This space is open for use by members Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 4pm to 8pm and Sundays from 9am to 1pm. 

Fitness Studios


Dalplex features four multipurpose fitness studios: two large studios of which have a capacity of about 60 people per class, and two small studios have a capacity of about 20 people. 

Basketball Courts

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Dalplex and Studley Gym offer over 50 hours/week of drop-in basketball time. Check out the facility schedule and if it's not booked, feel free to shoot around!

Racquet Sport Courts


Courts are available for badminton, tennis (outdoor), squash, racquetball, and table tennis. Here's how you book one (we offer equipment rentals, too). 

Outdoor Turf Field


Our articifical turf (F. B. Wickwire Field) consists of a feature field and three practice fields. Check out the facility schedule and if it's not booked, feel free to use it! 

Climbing Facilities


Dalplex has a bouldering wall in the fieldhouse, and a Rock Court downstairs that members can complete an accrediation for. Learn more, register, and start climbing!

Spin Studio


Our group fitness classes include spin! The Spin Studio is located on the lower level of Dalplex, outside the entrance to the men's/women's locker rooms. Space is limited (max 18 ppl/class) but members can pre-book their bike by calling 902-494-6818.

Outdoor Tennis Courts


We have two outdoor tennis courts across from Dalplex, next to Shirreff Hall. Here's how you book one (we offer equipment rentals, too). 

Children's Soft Play Area


A temporary soft-play area for pre-school age children is now open and ready for use in the space formerly occupied by the Cardio Plus Centre. Note: this area is unsupervised and children must be accompained by an adult at all times.

Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic


The Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic offers physiotherapy services to our Dalhousie community, and the general public (physician referral not required). All patient care is provided under the supervision of a licensed physiotherapist.