Recreationally speaking, Hudson Bay boasts a wide assortment of facilities, programs and organizations to meet the needs of sport, culture, and recreational enthusiasts alike.
The Town of Hudson Bay and Rural Municipality of Hudson Bay #394 have citizen appointed committees whose responsibilities are to facilitate and enable the development of leisure activities for the urban and rural residents of the community. Over $250,000 dollars are spent annually by the Town to operate their recreation and cultural services budget.
Located in the heart of the Town of Hudson Bay is a multi-purpose area housing a large number of the community’s facilities. Initiated in 1970, the area incorporates a creative playground, two fenced tennis courts, batting cage, outdoor basketball court, two shale minor ball diamonds, a football field, a track field, a passive park area which includes horseshoe pits and a lawn bowling area, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor artificial ice skating arena which was built in 1988.
The three newest facilities in the community are the Aquatic Centre, the Curling Rink, and the multi-purpose Arena which opened in 1989 and is valued at $1.8 million.
The twenty-five meter outdoor heated pool which was constructed in 1982 and valued at over $400,000 provided the community with a structured aquatic Red Cross and Royal Life Saving program for all age groups.
The four sheet artificial ice curling arena was built in 1984 at a cost of approximately $520,000. It provides a wide range of curling activities over a six month season for all age groups.
Another major facility is the Recreation Complex. Built in 1977, the Complex houses the Town’s Administration Office, meeting rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a 500 seat auditorium which is also equipped to handle a variety of sporting activities.
Additional community recreational facilities include a four-lane bowling alley, theatre, skateboard park, 2 additional shale ball diamonds at West Bay, fitness center, and a seniors’ centre which provides activities and meeting space for the seniors of our community.
Within the community there are over eighty organizations which provide opportunities for individuals to pursue the interest of their choice including the Special Olympic Committee.
Located two kilometers south of Hudson Bay is the Regional Park. The Park offers a variety of scenic and recreational opportunities. A nine-hole grass green golf course, three ball diamonds, a shooting range, a horse racing track, nature trails, cross country ski trails, and a serviced campground complete with showers.
Situated 10 kilometers north of Hudson Bay is Ruby Lake. The area includes a public beach, camping facilities, a boating area, ball diamond and private cabins.
The Hudson Bay area boasts 600 kilometers of groomed and signed snowmobile trails operated by the local snowmobile club, the Trail Riders. ATV riding is also a popular past time using some of the same trails.
Also in the surrounding Hudson Bay area are numerous lakes for fishing and boating.
From a tourism perspective, Hudson Bay is very active as a destination point. For years, hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts alike from all over Canada and the United States have visited our community and utilized the natural beauty which surrounds us. There are many outfitters operating in the area.
Hudson Bay boasts a museum and a Heritage Park. The concept of the Park is to recreate the Town of Hudson Bay as it existed circa 1909. The Park is located at the junction of Provincial Highways 3 and 9.
Organized Sports Programs
In addition to the foregoing which outlines facilities, Hudson Bay is proud to provide the following for its youth: Special Olympics, Summer Leisure Program, hockey, volleyball, wrestling, football, curling, swimming, precision skating, dance, golf, gymnastics, bowling, indoor and outdoor gun range, karate, minor ball, Cordwood and Gradwood bonspiels, and soap box car derby.
All facilities are modern and more than adequate for many years to come!
Organized Social/Leisure Activities
Many of the youth organizations have integrated social and leisure time in their programs as it is a very essential part of our culture.
All facilities noted are available at subsidized rates for youth programs.