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François Dupuis Recreation Centre

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

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. 

2263 Portobello Boulevard
Ottawa, ON K4A 0X3

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.

As of September 22, 2021, you must present proof you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an indoor recreation facility, as mandated by provincial regulations. Please bring an electronic or hard copy of your vaccination receipt confirming you are fully vaccinated and valid identification, unless you met one of the exemptions listed in the provincial regulations

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
Aqua general -
deep
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am,
5:30 – 6:15 pm
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am,
5:30 – 6:15 pm
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
n/a 9:30 – 10:15 am
Aqua general -
shallow
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am,
5:30 – 6:15 pm
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am,
5:30 – 6:15 pm
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 – 9:15 am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
n/a 9:30 – 10:15 am
Aqua lite
(warm pool)
10:45 – 11:30 am n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lane swim 8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
7:45 – 8:45 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
8 - 9 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
7:45 – 8:45 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
7:45 – 8:45 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
7:45 – 8:45 pm
11 am – noon,
Noon – 1 pm,
1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3 – 4 pm
11 am – noon,
Noon – 1 pm,
1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3 – 4 pm,
4 – 5 pm
Preschool swim 9:30 – 10:30 am 10:30 – 11:30 am 9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am
10:30 – 11:30 am 11 am – noon 11 am – noon
Public swim –
therapeutic pool
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
6:45 – 7:45 pm,
7:45 – 8:45 pm
Noon – 1 pm,
1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3 – 4 pm
Noon – 1 pm,
1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3 – 4 pm,
4 – 5 pm
Public swim –
25m pool only
1:30 – 2:30 pm 1:30 – 2:30 pm 1:30 – 2:30 pm 1:30 – 2:30 pm 1:30 – 2:30 pm,
6:45 – 7:45 pm
1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm
1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm
Weight and
cardio room
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm
Pickleball 50+ 10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
n/a n/a
Badminton 50+ 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a
Basketball practice -
youth
3:45 - 4:45 pm 3:45 - 4:45 pm 3:45 - 4:45 pm,
5 - 6 pm
n/a 5 - 6 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm
n/a n/a
Pickleball -
adult
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
n/a n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
n/a n/a n/a
Badminton -
adult
n/a 7:45 - 8:45 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
n/a n/a n/a n/a
Basketball practice -
adult
n/a n/a n/a n/a 7:30 - 8:30 pm n/a n/a
Pickleball - all ages n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1:45 - 2:45 pm 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Badminton - all ages n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3:10 - 4:10 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm
Basketball practice -
all ages
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3 - 4 pm n/a
Cardio and strength 6:30 – 7:30 pm 7:30 – 8:30 pm n/a 6:30 – 7:30 pm n/a n/a 8:15 – 9:15 am
Yoga n/a n/a 7 – 8 pm n/a n/a 8:15 –9:15 am 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.

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.

Parking

  • 5 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 9 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger loading zone

  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor and lobby

Interior

  • Automatic door access to interior areas
  • Accessible seating available

Reception desk

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access from seated position

Floor surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage
  • Large lettering

Washrooms

  • Accessible washroom
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Pool

  • 2 pools, 88 to 90°F, 31°C to 32°C temperature
  • Therapeutic (or warm water)
  • Ramp access
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool
  • Lowered water fountain

Pool and fitness change room

  • 4 barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Universal (gender-neutral) change room
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall

Fitness Room

  • Accessible cardio equipment. Ie. Nu-Step, Recumbent Bike
  • Accessible weight equipment. Ie. Pulley system
  • Automatic door opener 
  • Rubber Flooring
  • Fitness room on main floor
  • Accessible route through weight room
  • Easy access to weight/cardio equipment
  • Lowered water fountain

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.