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François Dupuis Recreation Centre

François Dupuis Recreation Centre is a one stop shop for all your fitness needs. We have two beautiful pools: a 25-metre 6 lane pool and a leisure pool, both with ramp entry for easy access plus a dry sauna. Jennifer Stead's artwork, Water, runs along the pool viewing area. Check out our Fitness and Cardio centre equipped with the latest technology, including a NuStep machine. We offer a variety of programs for everyone in the family in our three multipurpose rooms. 

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Location and Contact

2263 Portobello Boulevard
Ottawa, ON K4A 0X3

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 6:45 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:45 am to 6 pm
Sunday 7:45 am to 6 pm

 

Civic Holiday
Monday, August 7

Hours of Operation
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Swimming Schedule
Lane Swim     12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Public Swim   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gymnasium Schedule
Basketball - Children and Parent(s)   12:00 – 1:30 pm
Open Gym - 12 – 15 years old           1:30 – 3:00 pm

 

Registered Programs

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.

To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

Drop-in Programs

Browse the listing of drop-in activities

Rentals and Bookings

You can check rental availability, or fill out a rental request form below.

 

 

Accessibility Information

The accessibility features of this facility are detailed below. While the City of Ottawa is constantly working to improve access, please note that not all parts of every facility are necessarily 'accessible for all' as facilities were built to meet accessibility standards of their time.

Parking

  • 5 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 9 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor and lobby

Interior

  • Automatic door access to interior areas
  • Accessible seating available

Reception Desk

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access from seated position

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage
  • Large lettering

Washrooms

  • Accessible washroom
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Pool

  • 2 pools
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool. 88 to 90˚F 
  • Ramp access
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool
  • Lowered water fountain

Pool and Fitness Change Room

  • 4 barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Universal (gender-neutral) changeroom
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall

Fitness Room

  • Accessible cardio equipment. Ie. Nu-Step, Recumbent Bike
  • Acessible weight equipment. Ie. Pulley system
  • Automatic door opener 
  • Rubber Flooring
  • Fitness room on main floor
  • Accessible route through weightroom
  • Easy access to weight/cardio equipment
  • Lowered water fountain

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.