François Dupuis Recreation Centre

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. Jennifer Stead's artwork, Water, runs along the pool viewing area. 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. 

Hours

Sunday : 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
Monday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Friday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

Location and contact

2263 Portobello Boulevard
Ottawa ON K4A 0X3
François Dupuis Recreation Centre

Drop-in schedule - swim and aquafit

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change. Holiday hours and programs may vary.

Play free, additional details, descriptions, fees and cancellation information.

Reservations not required.

Francois Dupuis Recreation Centre - swim and aquafit - April 2 to June 23
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane Swim 7:30 - 8:30 am, 11:30 am - 1 pm, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, 8:15 - 9:15 pm  7:30 - 8:30 am, 11:30 am - 1 pm, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 9:30 - 10:30 am,  11:30 am - 12:30 pm,  2 - 3:30 pm 7:30 - 8:30 am, 10:30 - 1 pm,  2:30 - 3:30 pm, 8:15 - 9:15 pm 7:30 - 8:30 am, 11:30 am - 1 pm,  2:30 - 3:30 pm Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm
Lane Swim - shared Pool 8:30 - 11:30 am, 1 - 2:30 pm 8:30 - 11:30 am, 1 - 2:30 pm,  8:15 - 9:15 pm 8:30 - 9:30 am,  10:30 - 11:30 am,  12:30 - 2 pm 8:30 - 10:30 am,  1 - 2:30 pm 8:30 - 11:30 am, 1 - 2:30 pm,  7 - 9 pm 10:30 am - noon,  1 - 4 pm 10:30 am - noon,  1 - 4 pm
Preschool Swim 9:30 - 10:30 am 9:30 - 10:30 am n/a 9:30 - 10:30 am 9:30 - 10:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am
Public Swim - Therapeutic Pool Only 11:30 am - 1 pm,  2:30 - 3:30 pm 11:30 am - 1 pm,  2:30 -3:30 pm,  8 - 9:15 pm n/a 11:30 am - 1 pm,  2:30 - 3:30 pm,  8 - 9:15 pm 11:30 am - 1 pm,  2:30 - 3:30 pm Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm
Public Swim 1 - 2:30 pm 1 - 2:30 pm 12:30 - 2 pm 1 - 2:30 pm 1 - 2:30 pm, 7 - 9 pm 1 - 3 pm 1 - 3 pm
Aqua General Deep 8:30 - 9:25 am,  9:30 - 10:25 am, 5:30 - 6:25 pm 8:30 - 9:25 am,  9:30 - 10:25 am 8:30 - 9:25 am 8:30 - 9:25 am,  9:30 - 10:25 am,  5:30 - 6:25 pm 8:30 - 9:25 am,  9:30 - 10:25 am n/a 9:30 - 10:25 am
Aqua General Shallow 8:30 - 9:25 am,  9:30 - 10:25 am, 5:30 - 6:25 pm 8:30 - 9:25 am,  9:30 - 10:25 am 8:30 - 9:25 am 8:30 - 9:25 am,  9:30 - 10:25 am,  5:30 - 6:25 pm 8:30 - 9:25 am,  9:30 - 10:25 am n/a 9:30 - 10:25 am
Aqua Lite n/a n/a 9:30 - 10:25 am n/a n/a n/a n/a

Drop-in schedule - weight and cardio room

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change. Holiday hours and programs may vary.

Additional details, descriptions, fees and cancellation information.

Reservations not required.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre - Weight and cardio room
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Weight and cardio room 7:15 am - 9 pm 7:15 am - 9 pm 7:15 am - 9 pm 7:15 am - 9 pm 7:15 am - 9 pm 8 am - 5:15 pm 8 am - 5:15 pm

Drop-in schedule - group fitness

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change. Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Additional details, descriptions, fees and cancellation information.

Reservations not required.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre - Group fitness schedule - January 8 to June 23
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Drums Alive® n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 9:30 - 10:30 am
Drums Alive® 50+ 9:30 - 10:30 am n/a n/a 9:30 - 10:30 am n/a n/a n/a
HIIT 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pilates n/a n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a
Pilates 50+ 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yoga n/a n/a 7:45 - 8:45 pm n/a n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am n/a
Yoga 50+ n/a 10:30 - 11:30 am 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zumba Gold 50+ n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zumba 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a n/a
TMC n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a n/a
TMC 50+ n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a
Cardio and strength n/a n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a

Drop-in schedule - racquet sports

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change. Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Additional details, descriptions, fees and cancellation information.

Reserve a spot at François Dupuis Recreation Centre

*Reservations required.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre - Racquet sports schedule - January 8 to June 23
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Badminton 16+  n/a 6:40 - 7:40 pm, 7:50 - 8:50 pm 7:50 - 8:50 pm n/a n/a n/a 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Badminton - family (parent with child) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2:20 - 3:20 pm,  3:25 - 4:25 pm
Pickleball 16+  6:40 - 7:40 pm, 7:50 - 8:50 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 - 3 pm n/a
Pickleball 50+  9:50 - 10:50 am, 11 am - noon,  12:10 - 1:10 pm,  1:20 - 2:20 pm 7:30 - 8:30 am,  9:50 - 10:50 am, 11 am - noon, 12:10 - 1:10 pm 9:50 - 10:50 am, 11 am - noon,  12:10 - 1:10 pm,  1:20 - 2:20 pm 9:50 - 10:50 am, 11 am - noon, 12:10 - 1:10 pm 8:40 - 9:40 am, 9:50 - 10:50 am, 11 am - noon, 12:10 - 1:10 pm n/a n/a
Pickleball - family (parent with child) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 12:50 - 1:50 pm
Pickleball - intermediate 8:40 - 9:40 am 1:20 - 2:20 pm,  2:30 - 3:30 pm 8:40 - 9:40 am 8:40 - 9:40 am 1:20 - 2:20 pm,  2:30 - 3:30 pm n/a n/a

Drop-in schedule - sports

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change. Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Additional details, descriptions, fees and cancellation information.

Reserve a spot at François Dupuis Recreation Centre

*Reservations required.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre - Sports - January 8 to June 23
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Basketball 12+  4 - 5 pm   4 - 5 pm, 5:10 - 6:10 pm  n/a n/a 4:20 - 5:20 pm, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, 6:40 - 7:40 pm n/a n/a
Basketball 12+ - half gym n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 12:40 - 1:40 pm n/a
Basketball 16+  n/a n/a n/a n/a 7:50 - 8:50 pm n/a n/a
Basketball: Family - Parent with child n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3:20 - 4:20 pm, 4:30 - 5:30 pm n/a
Volleyball 16+  n/a n/a n/a 6:40 - 7:40 pm, 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm n/a n/a n/a
Rockwall 5+ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 12:40 - 1:40 pm n/a

For rental availability and information, please call the facility.

Amenities and features

  • Changerooms - family
  • Changerooms – gender-neutral
  • Changerooms – gender-specific
  • Washrooms – gender-specific
  • Basketball courts
  • Free on street parking
  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking
  • Sauna
  • Separate shallow pool

Accessibility features

  • Change rooms
  • Entrance/Exit
  • Floor surfaces
  • Passenger loading zone
  • Pool
  • Reception desks
  • Signage
  • Washrooms