François Dupuis Recreation Centre

2263 Portobello Boulevard
Ottawa, ON, K4A 0X3

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. 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.


March Break is right around the corner and François Dupuis Recreation Centre is offering a wide variety of activities for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.  Fun and friendships are the cornerstones of our day camps.  Through an elaborate program of creative play, swimming and cooperative games, children will enjoy time with their friends and meet new ones.  Active games, daily swims, weekly themes, songs and so much more!  Children will also develop self-esteem and confidence along the way.

Aqua Junior

Aqua Senior

9am to 4pm

March 16 to 20, 2015

Program Barcode 934108

9am to 4pm

March 16 to 20, 2015

Program Barcode 934117

Pre-camp care from 7:30 to 9 am and post-camp care from 4 to 5:30 pm are offered at no additional cost daily.  Space is limited, ask about our camps today!  

Customer Service Desk

The customer service desk offers information and registration services.

Day Hours
Monday to Friday 6:45 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:45 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday 7:45 am to 6 pm
Summer Hours- June 28 to August 31
Day Time
Monday to Friday 6:45 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 7:45 am to 6 pm

On Statutory Holiday weekends we offer a modified schedule. Please contact us at 613-580-8080 for all the details. 

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Click on the following links to view our schedules

Aquafitness Schedule
Group Fitness (Aerobics)
Public Swimming
Registered Programs

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How to find us

Located at the corner of Brian Coburn and Portobello Boulevards

Driving Instructions

From Hwy 174, take the Trim Road exit and head south on Trim Road. Turn right on Portobello and continue on past Brian Coburn Boulevard. The centre will be on the left hand side.

OC Transpo bus routes

#20 & 30 (peak express) and 120, 130

Visit OC Transpo for schedule information.

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This new state-of-the-art Recreation Centre will provide residents with access to:

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • Facility has a Male Change room
    Facility has a Female Change room
    Facility has an Alternate Needs/Family Change room

  • 25 m pool
  • Leisure pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Activity rooms and more

Courses and activities include:

  • Swimming lessons
  • Specialty swim programs
  • Aquafitness classes
  • Aerobics classes
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Zumba®
  • Older adult fitness
  • Children and youth programs
  • Summer camps
  • Fitness memberships and more

Be active in your community!

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Photos taken by "doublespace photography"

Outside view of building


Indoor view of swimming pool

Indoor hallway and pool viewing area

View of fitness room

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