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François Dupuis Recreation Centre

Facility is closed until June 30, 2020

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

Facility will be closed until further notice

  • On site parking

Browse swimming, fitness and all other activity schedules at François Dupuis Recreation Centre.

You can check rental availability, or fill out a rental request form below.

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.


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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.