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General Burns Outdoor Pool

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

107 Chesterton Drive
Ottawa, ON K2E 5T6

613-225-7970

Please contact the facility by phone or email for information on opening hours and washroom availability.

  • Free parking
  • Large grassy picnic area
  • Separate wading pool
  • Washrooms and change rooms

Admission numbers are reduced to allow for physical distancing. Attendants will also screen swimmers for COVID-19 symptoms before allowing entry to the pool.

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 before 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 spaces are 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 lane swims and aquafit

Helpful info:

Please note: The schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview of the schedules

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm 5 - 6 pm 5 - 6 pm
Public swim 1 - 2 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
6 - 7 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
6 - 7 pm,
7 - 8 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
6 - 7 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
6 - 7 pm,
7 - 8 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3:15 - 4:15 pm,
6 - 7 pm
Noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm
Noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm

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 2 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 can’t wait to share more exciting enhancements with you in the coming months.