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Membership Benefits

Your membership comes with a full list of benefits to not only your local Y, but to YMCAs nationwide!

The YMCA of Cape Breton has something for everyone. As a member of one of Canada’s leading charitable organizations, we are committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community.

Membership Benefits

  • YMCA facilities include options for a diverse range of activities such as fully certified aquatics programs, adult fitness and lifestyle programs as well as a range of children’s programs.
  • The YMCA encourages families to enjoy time together – families can swim, use the gymnasium and attend fitness and recreation classes.
  • YMCA memberships include full-facility access as well as ongoing personal program design.
  • Access to all YMCAs nationwide.

  • No locked-in contract or cancellation fees
  • Ability to put your membership on hold for up to 12 weeks at no charge
  • A complimentary fitness consultation to get you started and expert staff to help you achieve your fitness goals
  • Access to YThrive and YHome – ask your membership services staff for more info
  • Unlimited adult fitness and aquatics classes (pre-registration may be required with some classes)
  • Member discount on some health management and certification programs
  • Open gym time and recreational sports
  • Open and lane swims
  • Day use of lockers
  • Guest privileges at all Canadian YMCAs
  • Child minding at convenient times helping you make the most of your membership while giving your kids a safe and fun place to play
  • Access to two facilities – The Frank Rudderham Family YMCA and our Membertou Branch

Looking for a way to make your busy day a little easier? With our PLUS Membership, you will have access to our adult only locker rooms with a steam room, day use lockers, kitchenette and lounge area for members 18 years and over for an additional fee. Available at the Frank Rudderham Family YMCA.

  • Registered swim lessons once per week
  • Recreational swim and gym times
  • Age specific drop-in activities weekly
  • Opportunities to make friends
  • Member discount on some YMCA courses and certification programs

    • Lockers are for day-use only and locks can be purchased at our Membership Desk.
    • The YMCA is a scent-free environment.
    • A YMCA membership is a privilege. Please respect policies, members, and property at all times.
    • A valid government-issued photo I.D. is required for non-members 18 and over.
    • Visit our Membership Desk for complete details.


To become a member, simply drop by our Membership Services Desk anytime during the hours we are open, or call (902) 562-9622. We’re happy to give you a tour, answer any questions you may have and welcome you as a member!