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Canterbury Recreation Complex

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Canterbury Community Centre, please visit the Ottawa Public Health Website

Visit the City News section or the COVID-19: Status of Recreation and Culture services webpage for up to date information on service resumption

The Canterbury Recreation Complex is the ideal place to meet your recreational needs. The facility boasts a 25 metre five lane swimming pool with sauna, an NHL sized ice rink in the Brian Kilrea Arena and the Canterbury Community Centre. Our pool offers a wide selection of aquatic programs including public swims, aquafitness and swimming lessons.

Canterbury Recreation Complex offers a variety of programs for all ages. Through a partnership with the Canterbury Community Association (CCA), children's and adult programs are also available to the Canterbury community. These programs include: an after school program, adult and senior fitness programs, as well as art, dance, martial arts and yoga programs for all ages.

2185 Arch Street
Ottawa, ON K1G 2H5

Please contact the facility by phone or email for information on opening hours and washroom availability.

  • On site parking

Under Step Three of the provincial reopening plan, Recreation and Cultural Services will resume at some locations. New capacity limits and preventative measures will be implemented. Access to most activities will require a reservation in advance.

Details:

  • Select the button below to reserve your spot. Available sessions for the next two days will be displayed in green.
  • Reserve your space as of 6 pm for up to two days in advance.
  • Please show up no more than 15 minutes prior to your reservation.
  • Your spot is reserved up to 10 minutes after the start of the session.
  • You can reserve one session per day.
  • If you are unable to reserve a spot online, you can make a walk-in reservation on the day of, if there are spaces remaining. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve your space online.
  • Payment can be made on-site. Please note our pin pads do not currently accept "tap".
  • You can book a maximum of:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for cardio and weight sessions, lane swims, older adult activities, and sports drop-ins.

Helpful info:

Please note: The schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 11:45 am - 12:45 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm,
8 - 9 pm,
9 - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 12:45 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm,
8:45 - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 12:45 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm,
8 - 9 pm,
9 - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 12:45 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm,
8:45 - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 12:45 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm
10 - 11 am,
11 - noon,
Noon - 1 pm
10 - 11 am,
11 - noon,
Noon - 1 pm
Public swim 2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
6:45 - 7:45
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
6:45 - 7:45
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Aqua fitness -
General shallow
7:45 - 8:30 am 7:45 - 8:30 am 7:45 - 8:30 am n/a 7:45 - 8:30 am n/a n/a
Aqua fitness -
General deep
7:45 - 8:30 am 7:45 - 8:30 am 7:45 - 8:30 am n/a 7:45 - 8:30 am n/a n/a

Some changes are coming to our drop-in reservation process!

  • You will soon be able to view session times in the front desk booking system for a week in advance. This will provide you with the most accurate view of available sessions.
  • Sessions will continue to be available for booking two days in advance.
  • The full schedules in chart format will no longer be posted on ottawa.ca. If you are looking for a full schedule, please feel free to contact the facility of your choice and request a copy be sent to you via email.

We are continuing to make improvements to our booking system to ensure a positive experience for our clients and look forward to more enhancements in the coming months.

For rental availability and information, please call the facility.

For more information:
Community Centre: 613-247-4869
Canterbury Pool: 613-247-4865
Arena Rental: 613-580-2595

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.

Pool Area

Parking

  • 7 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
  • Cut curb

Entrance/Exit

  • 1 accessible entrance
  • Wide door (with power door opener) for wheelchair passage
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby

Interior

  • Power door access to interior areas
  • Reception desk
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage

Washrooms

  • Lowered sink counters

Stairs

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

Pool

  • 1 pool, 81°F to 84°F, 27°C to 29°C temperature
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool

Pool Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall

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 and/or adult change tables
  • Hand-held shower head

Community Centre Area

Parking

  • 3 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance with access aisle
  • 15 metres from parking space to the door
  • Cut curb

Entrance/Exit

  • 2 accessible entrances
  • Ramp
  • Wide door (with power door opener) for wheelchair passage
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator

Interior

  • Reception desk
  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Washrooms

  • 1 set of washrooms are door free; the other set have doors but no power opener
  • Standard height sinks in both washrooms

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces

Stairs

  • Good colour contrast

Fitness Change Room

  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • 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

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.