Canterbury Recreation Complex

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.

Hours

Sunday : 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday : 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Hours details

Holiday hours

  • July 1, closed

Location and contact

2185 Arch Street
Ottawa ON K1G 2H5

613-580-3600
Canterbury@ottawa.ca
Vitual Tour

Community Centre: 613-247-4869
Canterbury Pool: 613-247-4865
Ice rental: sports@ottawa.ca
Hall rental: Canterbury@ottawa.ca

Notifications

The pool is closed from March 14 to July 8 for maintenance.

Holiday hours may be in effect for Canada Day.

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You are encouraged to reserve a space for drop-in programs online in advance. In-person walk-in reservations will be accepted when space allows. Please also see Drop-in activities.

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 arrive on time for your program.
    • Instructional based programs: Late arrivals may not be permitted to join after the start of the class.
    • For all other drop-in activities: Your spot will be reserved up to 10 minutes after the session has started. If you arrive later than 10 minutes after your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to another individual or your visit may be cut short.
  • 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:
    • 2 spaces at a time for sports drop-ins.

Helpful info:

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.

Canterbury Community Centre summer drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Table tennis n/a 5 – 6 pm,  6 – 7 pm,  7 – 8 pm,  8 – 9 pm  n/a 5 – 6 pm,  6 – 7 pm,  7 – 8 pm,  8 – 9 pm  n/a Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm, 3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm, 3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm
Basketball - adult n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 6 - 7 pm, 7 - 8 pm, 8 - 9 pm

Starting July 9

Canterbury Community Centre aquatics drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Aquafit n/a n/a 8 - 9 am n/a 8 - 9 am n/a n/a
Lane swim 11:30 am to 1:30 pm,  7:30 - 9:30 pm 8 - 9 am, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 8:30 - 9:30 pm 11:30 am to 1:30 pm,  7:30 - 9:30 pm 8 - 9 am, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 8:30 - 9:30 pm 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Noon - 2 pm 11 am - 1 pm
Public swim 8 - 9 am,  1:30 - 4:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm,  6:30 - 8:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm,  6:30 - 8:30 pm 2:30 - 5:30 pm 2 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm

For rental availability and information, please call or email the facility.

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.

To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

Recreation Guide

Join Ottawa: Canterbury

Amenities and features

  • On site parking

Accessibility features

  • Change rooms
  • Entrance/Exit
  • Interior
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Signage
  • Stairs
  • Washrooms