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Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven

The Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven includes a six lane, 25 metre lap pool with three metre and one metre diving boards, a Tarzan Rope and an access ramp (Pool Rentals, please contact mrcb@ottawa.ca). Two NHL sized ice rinks (one rink is accessible), with accessible change rooms (please contact City Wide Allocations sports@ottawa.ca for ice rentals).

Outside find an artificial turf sports field designed to meet CFL and FIFA design standards (please contact City Wide Allocations sports@ottawa.ca for field rentals).

Artwork suspended from the ceiling named Mr. Kurokawa. 

Minto, an active sponsor of community initiatives, is proud to be associated with the City of Ottawa's Community Champions Program.

Location and Contact

3500 Cambrian Road (Traffic circle of Cambrian Road and Greenbank Road)
Ottawa, ON K2J 0V1

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, 6 am to 10 pm
Saturday, 7 am to 9 pm
Sunday, 7 am to 8:30 pm

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Drop-in Activities

Browse the listing of drop-in activities

Rentals

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

Register for Activities

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

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

Accessibility features

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

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

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access isle
  • Cut curb

Entrance/Exit

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

Interior

  • Automatic door access to all public areas of the facility with the exception of two public washrooms by the front desk
  • 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 seated position

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • On all floors
  • Automatic door operators on all washrooms with the exception of two public washrooms by the front desk
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Elevator/Lift

  • Access to all floors
  • Wide doorway
  • Located near the Arena hallway
  • Visible and audible door indicators
  • Raised and Braille lettering

Stairs

  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast
  • Continuous hand rails

Pools

  • 2 Pools, temperature 84?F and 88?F
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool. 88?F
  • Both have ramp access
  • Zero entry access point
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Depth of pool 3.7 m, Shallow: 1.1 m
  • Lift equipped
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Accessible equipment
  • Lowered water fountain

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
  • Adult 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
  • Automatic door opener 

 Fitness/Weight Room

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

Fitness 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
  • Adult change tables
  • Universal (gender-neutral) changeroom. Auquatic changeroom
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars behind and on the side wall nearest the toilet in accessible stall
  • Automatic door opener 

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.