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Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata


Located in Kanata North, near the Terry Fox Drive and March Road Intersection, the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata is an an LEEDS certified energy efficient, high quality recreation/aquatic/fitness facility and community centre.​ The complex is an access point to the Trillium Woods. The City of Ottawa, in partnership with the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association (OMBA) offers a 15 kilometre multi-use trail network for hiking and mountain biking, allowing visitors to the Woods to experience the beauty of this natural area.

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Location and Contact

4101 Innovation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2K 0J3

Hours of Operation

Regular Business Hours

Monday to Friday from 6 am to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday from  7 am to 9 pm
Statutory Holidays from 7 am to 4 pm

CLOSED!        Canada Day (Saturday 1 Jul 2017)        CLOSED!

Civic Long Weekend (Monday 7 Aug 2017)  from 7 am to 4 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
Drop In Programs for Dec 29 from 8 am to 6 pm are canceled due to the youth CCBL Basketball Tournament

Rentals and Bookings

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

What We Have:

  • Eight lane, 25 meter pool
  • Hydro massage/leisure pool, warm water & sauna
  • Multi-purpose programming rooms
  • Two full gymnasiums
  • Weight and cardio centre
  • ​Youth Room:
    • Thursday 4:30 to 7:30 pm 
    • Friday 5 to 8 pm
  • Sports turf field
  • Basketball court
  • Play structures & splash pad
  • Skateplaza

Birthday Parties

We strive to make your life simple therefore we'll look after your party needs for children 3-12 years. Each package includes one hour of activity and one hour space rental in one of our rooms.

We offer two different types of birthday parties:

  1. Make a Splash Party! Bring your party to our pool and make a splash! (Attendees must meet city pool admission standards as no staff is provided)
  2. Sports Spectacular! Create your own sports party by picking amongst dodgeball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Rockwall available upon request and for additional fee.

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.


  • 4 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance with access aisle
  • 20 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access isle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator


  • 3 accessible entrances/doors
  • Accessible entrances clearly marked 
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator


  • Power door access to all public areas of the facility
  • Public spaces are on accessible path of travel
  • Ramps and elevators to all levels
  • Accessible seating available
  • Wheelchair available for patrons

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for maneuvering a wheelchair
  • Swipe access accessible from wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet


  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage
  • Way Finding”
  • Large lettering


  • On all floors
  • Power door operators on all washrooms
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers


  • Access to basement, 1st and 2nd floor
  • Located centrally between main entrances, closest to south entrance
  • Outside and inside have raised and Braille lettering
  • Both visible and verbal/audible door opening/closing and floor indicators


  • Continuous hand rails on both sides
  • No slip surface treads
  • Colour contrast

Pools (2)

  • Both have ramp access
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Zero entry access
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool

Pool Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls in family change room
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap 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

 Fitness/Weight Room

Plenty of space to maneuver around plus accessible cardio equipment such as: 

  •   Easy Stand Glider (eliptical-style trainer)
  •   Sci Fit (upper-body ergometer/cardio trainer)
  •   Nu Step (seated eliptic trainer)
  •   Krank cycle (hand cycle)

Call our reception desk (613.580.9696) to book an appointment with one of our Fitness Attendants if you need assistance in using any of our accessible cardio equipment.

Fitness Change Room

  • 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
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars behind and on the side wall nearest the toilet in accessible stall

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.