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Genest 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

43 Ste-Cécile Street
Ottawa, ON

613-749-6488

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

  • Adjacent park with play structures
  • Basketball courts
  • Free on street parking
  • Picnic tables
  • 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 11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
Public swim 12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Aquafit general -
Deep
10:15 - 11 am n/a 10:15 - 11 am n/a 10:15 - 11 am n/a n/a
Aquafit general -
Shallow
10:15 - 11 am n/a 10:15 - 11 am n/a 10:15 - 11 am n/a 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 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.