François Dupuis Recreation Centre

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. 

Hours

Sunday : 8:15 am - 5:15 pm
Monday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Friday : 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

Hours details

Holiday hours

  • Friday, September 30, 8 am to 4 pm

Location and contact

2263 Portobello Boulevard
Ottawa ON K4A 0X3

Notifications

Holiday hours may be in effect For the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre

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 lane swims, older adult activities, and 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.

Francois Dupuis - drop-in swim schedule - starting September 19
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane Swim 8:30-10:30 am, 11 am-1 pm, 2:30-3:30 pm, 8-9 pm 7:30-8:30 am, 11:30 am-2 pm, 8-9 pm 8:30-9:30 am, 12:30-3:30 pm, 8-9pm 7:30-8:30 am, 11:30 am-2 pm, 8-9 pm 11:30 am-1 pm, 2:00-3:30 pm, 8-9 pm n/a n/a
Lane swim – shared pool 10:30-11:30 am, 1-2:30 pm, 8:30-10:30 am n/a 8:30-10:30 am, 8:30-10:30 am, 10:30-11:30 am, 1-2:00 pm, 6:30-8 pm 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 12:30-4 pm 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 12:30-4 pm
Preschool Swim 11 am - 1 pm 9:30-10:30 am 9:30-10:30 am 9:30-10:30 am 9:30-10:30 am 10:30-11:30 am n/a
Public Swim – Therapeutic Pool only 11:30 am-1 pm 11:30am – 1pm 10:30-11:30 am, 12:30-3:30 pm 11:30am – 2pm 11:30 am-1 pm, 2:00-3:30 pm n/a n/a
Public Swim 1 - 4 pm 2-3:30 pm n/a 2-3:30 pm 6:30-8 pm 12:30-4 pm 12:30-4 pm
Aqua General – Deep 5:30-6:25 pm 8:30-9:25 am, 9:30-10:25 am n/a 8:30-9:25 am, 9:30-10:25 am 8:30-9:25 am, 9:30-10:25 am n/a 9:30-10:25 am
Aqua General – Shallow 5:30-6:25 pm 8:30-9:25 am, 9:30-10:25 am n/a 8:30-9:25 am, 9:30-10:25 am 8:30-9:25 am, 9:30-10:25 am n/a 9:30-10:25 am

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.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre - Weight and cardio room schedule starting September 6
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Weight and cardio room * no reservations 7:15 am - 9 pm 7:15 am - 9 pm 7:15 am - 9 pm 7:15 am - 9 pm 7:15 am - 9 pm 8 am - 5:15 pm 8:15 am - 5:15 pm

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.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre - Group fitness schedule starting September 6
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Cardio and strength n/a 7:30 - 8:30 pm  n/a n/a n/a n/a 8:45 - 9:45 am
Cardio and strength 50+ n/a n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a
Pilates n/a n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm  n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pilates 50+ 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
HIIT 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
TMC n/a n/a n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a n/a
Yoga n/a n/a 7:45 - 8:45  pm n/a n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am n/a
Yoga 50+ n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zumba 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre - Racquet sports schedule starting September 6
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Badminton 16+  1:40 - 2:40 pm 6:40 - 7:40 pm, 7:50 - 8:50 pm 7:50 - 8:50 pm n/a 1:40 - 2:40 pm n/a 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Badminton - Parent and child  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2:10 - 3:10 pm 3:20 - 4:20 pm
Pickleball 16+  6:40 - 7:40 pm, 7:50 - 8:50 pm n/a n/a 6:40 - 7:40 pm n/a n/a 12:50 - 1:50 pm
Pickleball 50+  8:40 - 9:40 am, 9:50 - 10:50 am, 12:10 - 1:10 pm 9:50 - 10:50 am, 11 am - noon 8:40 - 9:40 am, 9:50 - 10:50 am 11 am - noon, 12:10 - 1:10 pm 8:40 - 9:40 am, 9:50 - 10:50 am, 12:10 - 1:10 pm n/a n/a
Pickleball - Parent and child  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 - 3 pm n/a

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.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre - Sports schedule starting September 6
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Basketball 12+  4 - 5 pm   4 - 5 pm, 5:10 - 6:10 pm  4 - 5 pm 4 - 5 pm 4:20 - 5:20 pm, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, 6:40 - 7:40 pm n/a n/a
Basketball 16+  n/a n/a n/a n/a 7:50 - 8:50 pm n/a n/a
Basketball - Parent and child n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3:15 - 4:15 pm, 4:30 - 5:30  pm n/a
Volleyball 16+  n/a n/a n/a 8 - 9 pm n/a n/a n/a

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.

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Amenities and features

  • On site parking

Accessibility features

  • Change rooms
  • Entrance/Exit
  • Floor surfaces
  • Interior
  • Parking
  • Passenger loading zone
  • Pool
  • Reception desks
  • Signage
  • Washrooms