At your local YMCA, we are committed to improving the lives of children and families in our communities by providing safe places, caring and trained volunteers and staff, and programs that teach life skills. Whether it’s a place to go after school, a place to learn leadership skills, or a place for the family to play and connect, the YMCA is there.

Our Mission

At your local YMCA, we are committed to improving the lives of children and families in our communities by providing safe places, caring and trained volunteers and staff, and programs that teach life skills.  Whether it’s a place to go after school, a place to learn leadership skills, or a place for the family to play and connect, the YMCA is there.

Our Vision

The YMCA will be a leading charity providing access to all in employment, child care, health and camp programs.

Our Values

The YMCA values include caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness. Our aim is that all of our members and guests at the YMCA learn and experience our core values while they are participating in our programs and services.

Our History

The Rotary Club of Grand Falls formed the local YMCA back in 1978. This building was originally located in the basement of the Anglican church, and then relocated to the gymnasium behind the Catholic church on Church Road.

France M. Nichols was one of the founding members of the YMCA, and was instrumental in having the YMCA relocated to its current location on Prices Avenue, adjacent to what was known at the time as the Windsor Swimming Pool. The YMCA building was renamed The Frances M. Nichols Community Centre in 2000.

Our Facility

We have a fully equipped cardio room and weight room, basketball gymnasium, squash court, studio workout space and aquatics center. We offer separate male, female and family/inclusive change rooms equipped with showers and day use lockers. Our male and female change rooms are also equipped with saunas. Our aquatics center consists of a four lane main pool with diving blocks and mini toddler slide, a tot pool and a whirlpool, along with an on deck viewing area. We offer competitive prices on our all-inclusive memberships, and day passes are available for anyone looking to just drop in!

Our Offerings at Exploits Valley YMCA

  • Cardio and weight room

  • Swim lessons and youth programs

  • Whirlpool and sauna

  • Group fitness classes

  • Aquatics classes and courses

  • Access to the squash court

  • Use of lockers

  • Child care and after school programs

Learn More About Us

Our Board of Directors 

Annual Reports

History of YMCA 

Location & Contact Info