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Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Location and Contact

70 Aird Place
Ottawa, ON K2L 4C9

613-591-9283 (WAVE)

Virtual Tour

Hours of Operation

Customer Service Hours

Monday to Thursday, 6:15 am to 9:30 pm 

Friday, 6:15 am to 9 pm

Saturday, 7 am to 8:30 pm

Sunday, 7 am to 6:30 pm


Wave Swims

Public (Leisure) Swims

Group Fitness / Cycling


Hot / Sauna

Lane Swims


Weight Room / Cardio Hours

Monday to Thursday, 6:15 am to 9:30 pm

Friday, 6:15 am to 9 pm

Saturday 7 am to 8:30 pm

Sunday 7 am to 6 pm 

Please note

The slide is only operational during Wave Swims



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.

Weight and Cardio Room: 613-591-9283 option 3

  • Free Weights
  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Bikes
  • Nu Step Adaptive bikes
  • Cable machines
  • Rowers
  • Stair Climber
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Independent sound system and televisions
  • TRX®

Aquatic Centre: 613-591-9283 option 2

  • Wave Pool with on deck viewing and eating area
  • Kiddie Pool with spray fountains and warm water
  • Whirlpool with two levels of jets above seat level and eight jets below
  • Water Slide is enclosed two story circular slide with separate landing pool
  • Dry sauna

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.


  • 10 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance with access aisle
  • Seven metres from parking space to the door
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator


  • One accessible entrance
  • Wide door (with power door opener) for wheelchair passage
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator


  • Ramps
  • Wheelchair available for patrons
  • Reception desks
  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces


  • Directional signs
  • High contrast signage


  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Large stalls to allow transfers


  • Phone equipped with a telecommunications device for the deaf (TT/TTY/TDD)


  • Ramp access
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool

Pool Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.