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François Dupuis Recreation Centre

The pool is closed for maintenance April 11 to September.

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

613-580-8080
FDRC@ottawa.ca
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Hall rental: FDRC@ottawa.ca

Regular hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 8:45 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8:15 am to 5:15 pm

  • On site parking

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 cardio and weight sessions, 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.

François Dupuis Recreation Centre spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Weight and cardio room 8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:40 - 10:40 am,
10:50 - 11:50 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:10 - 2:10 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:20 - 4:20 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:40 - 6:40 pm,
6:50 - 7:50 pm,
8 - 9 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:40 - 10:40 am,
10:50 - 11:50 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:10 - 2:10 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:20 - 4:20 pm,
5:40 - 6:40 pm,
6:50 - 7:50 pm,
8 - 9 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:40 - 10:40 am,
10:50 - 11:50 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:10 - 2:10 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:20 - 4:20 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:40 - 6:40 pm,
6:50 - 7:50 pm,
8 - 9 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:40 - 10:40 am,
10:50 - 11:50 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:10 - 2:10 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:20 - 4:20 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:40 - 6:40 pm,
6:50 - 7:50 pm,
8 - 9 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:40 - 10:40 am,
10:50 - 11:50 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:10 - 2:10 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:20 - 4:20 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:40 - 6:40 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:40 - 10:40 am,
10:50 - 11:50 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:10 - 2:10 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:20 - 4:20 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:40 - 10:40 am,
10:50 - 11:50 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:10 - 2:10 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:20 - 4:20 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Cardio and strength 6:30 - 7:30 pm 7:30 - 8:30 pm n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am
Cardio and strength 50+ n/a n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a n/a
Pilates 50+ 1:30 - 2:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zumba Gold n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a
Yoga n/a n/a 7 - 8 pm n/a n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am n/a
Badminton family -
Parent with child (doubles)
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 - 3 pm,
3:10 - 4:10 pm
Badminton – 16+ (doubles) n/a 6:40 - 7:40 pm,
7:50 - 8:50 pm
7:50 - 8:50 pm n/a n/a n/a 4:20 - 5:20 pm
Badminton – 50+ (doubles) 12:30 - 1:30 pm n/a n/a n/a 12:30 - 1:30 pm n/a n/a
Basketball family
– Parent with child
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3:15 - 4:15 pm n/a
Basketball – 12+
(Must have reservation to attend)
4 - 5 pm 4 - 5 pm,
5:10 - 6:10 pm
4 - 5 pm n/a 5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:40 - 7:40 pm
4:30 - 5:30 pm n/a
Basketball – 16+
(Must have reservation to attend)
n/a n/a n/a n/a 7:50 - 8:50 pm n/a n/a
Pickleball family -
Parent with child (doubles)
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Pickleball – 16+
(doubles play)
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
7:50 - 8:50 pm
n/a n/a 6:40 - 7:40 pm,
7:50 - 8:50 pm
n/a 2 - 3 pm n/a
Pickleball – 50+ (doubles) 8:40 - 9:40 am,
9:50 - 10:50 am,
11 am - noon
9:50 - 10:50 am,
11 am - noon
8:40 - 9:40 am,
9:50 - 10:50 am,
11 am - noon
8:40 - 9:40 am,
9:50 - 10:50 am,
11 am - noon
9:50 - 10:50 am,
11 am - noon
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.

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.