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Spring and Summer Registration starts soon!

Swimming and Aqua Fitness Programs

  • Online and Touch Tone Telephone Registration (613-580-2588) – starting Monday, March 6 at 9 pm.
  • In-Person Registration on Tuesday, March 7 during regular business hours.

All other Recreation Programs and Summer Camps

  • Online and Touch Tone Telephone Registration (613-580-2588) – starting Wednesday, March 8 at 9 pm.
  • In-Person Registration on Thursday, March 9 during regular business hours. 

What you need to know for registration.

March Break adventures

March 13 to 17 is a great time to try something new, improve your sports skills and make new friends at the many day camps across the city. Days filled with physical activity, games, songs, crafts and special events, guarantee there will be no boredom in Ottawa.

You can also spend some quality time with your children. Find up to date schedules and information for Public Skating and Public Swimming, and get active with your kids!

Find FUN in 2017

Fun can be found online in the City of Ottawa's Recreation eGuide and Mon Cyberguide francophone des loisirs. 
Preschoolers can sing, climb, catch, and throw!

Children can learn new skills, make new friends and develop a talent. Art, badminton, cartooning, dance, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, improv, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, LEGO®, pottery, skating, tap, volleyball, writing, yoga and Zumba®!

Adults should play too! Learning a new skill and experiencing different activities stretches your brain and increases your confidence. Learn Spanish for your vacation, take ballroom dance with your partner or teach your dog some new tricks.

Summer Camps make memories! Experience themed fun in neighbourhood camps, explore new media in arts camps and develop new skills in sports programs. Register now to avoid disappointment. 

With gyms, aerobic studios, weight rooms, pools, and arenas, we cover your Fitness needs from beginner to advanced! 

Find a full range of leadership programs for youth 13 and up. There are three age-based levels to help you become skilled and ready for employment and even meet the 40 hours for high school community service requirements.

The City of Ottawa senior centres – Heron, Churchill, Kanata and Nepean – offer a wide range of programs 
intended specifically for older adults. These activities also provide you with the opportunity to spend time with lifelong friends or to make new ones.

Art is in the air 

Receive a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process at Faux Encaustic Sampler. This one day workshop will teach you how to create luminous art using acrylic mediums!

Showings at our Community Galleries

Trinity Art Gallery:
March 16 to April 17 – Ginny Fobert: Spill of Light 

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