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Canterbury Recreation Complex

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

With the announcement of new provincial restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has announced the temporary closure of indoor recreation and cultural facilities and the suspension of drop-in and registered programs and facility rentals. These restrictions take effect December 26 and will remain in place for 28 days.

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.