Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool

70 Aird Place
Ottawa, ON, K2L 4C9
613-591-9283 (WAVE)

The centre is probably best known for its wave pool. When the waves are off, the pool is also used for leisure swims and other aquatic activities. Check out our public swimming schedule.

Customer service 

The customer service desk offers information and registration services.

Day Hours
Monday to Friday 6:15 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday 7 am to 8 pm
Sunday 7 am to 7:30 pm

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How to find us

Kanata Leisure Centre (wave pool) - Location map

The Kanata Leisure Centre is conveniently located at 70 Aird Place adjacent to Hwy #417 at the corner of Castlefrank and Aird Place in the community of Kanata.

Driving Directions:

  • Travelling westbound on Hwy 417, take exit 139 (Castlefrank Road) and proceed south over the Queensway (Hwy 417). Turn left onto Aird Place.
  • Travelling eastbound on Hwy 417, take exit 140 (Terry Fox Drive). Turn right onto Terry Fox, left onto Katimavik, left onto Castlefrank, and right onto Aird Place.

OC Transpo bus route information:

  • #96 Hurdman-Kanata/Stittsville
  • #118 Hurdman-Kanata
  • # 161 local north or south

Visit OC Transpo for schedule information.

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Facility features

The complex houses multiple amenities as follows:

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

  • Aquatic Centre
    • 40m x 13.3m wave pool
      • Fully accessible
      • Wave and non wave swims
    • Kiddie Pool
      • Spray fountains
      • Fully accessible
    • Whirlpool
      • Fully accessible
      • Two levels of jets above seat level and 8 jets below
      • L shaped 7.5 m x 3 m
    • Water Slide
      • Enclosed two storey circular slide with separate landing pool   
  • Dry Sauna
  • Fitness Studio
    • Free Weights
    • Treadmills
    • Ellipticals
    • Bikes
    • Cable machines
    • Rowers
    • Steppers
    • Indoor Cycling
    • Independent sound system and televisions
    • TRX®
  • Aerobics hall
  • Pool rentals
    • Advanced booking required
    • Call facility for times and availability  
  • Men's, women's and family change rooms
  • On deck viewing and eating area

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Hot tub and sauna are also available during scheduled lane, public and wave swims. Swim fees apply.

Hot Tub/Sauna Schedule
Day Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 to 11 am
Tuesday, Thursday 9 to 11 am
Monday to Thursday 1 to 3 pm
Monday, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm


Regular Weight Room Schedule
Day Hours
Monday to Friday 6:15 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday 7 am to 8:30 pm
Sunday 7 am to 6 pm


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