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Glen Cairn Outdoor Pool

Holiday hours may be in effect for Canada Day.

70 Castlefrank Road
Ottawa, ON K2L 2N5

613-836-7380

June 18 to July 1

  • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Regular hours

  • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Holiday hours 

  • July 1, 10 am to 6 pm
  • July 2, noon to 5 pm
  • July 3, noon to 5 pm

  • Washrooms and change rooms
  • Separate shallow pool
  • Free 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:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for lane swims, and aquafit.

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.

Starting June 18

Glen Cairn outdoor pool - drop-in activity schedule June 18 to July 1
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 10 am - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
5 - 6 pm
10 am - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
5 - 6 pm
10 am - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
5 - 6 pm
10 am - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
5 - 6 pm
10 am - 11 am, ​​​​​​​
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
Noon - 1 pm,
4 - 5 pm
Noon - 1 pm,
​​​​​​​4 - 5 pm
Public swim 1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm, ​​​​​​​
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
​​​​​​​4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm, ​​​​​​​
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm, ​​​​​​​
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm

Starting July 2

Glen Cairn outdoor pool - summer drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim Noon - 1 pm,
5 - 6 pm
Noon - 1 pm,
​​​​​​​5 - 6 pm
Noon - 1 pm, ​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
Noon - 1 pm, ​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
Noon - 1 pm, ​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
Noon - 1 pm, ​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
Noon - 1 pm, ​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
Public swim 1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm

Starting August 29

Glen Cairn outdoor pool - summer drop-in activity schedule August 29 to September 2
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 10 am - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
5 - 6 pm
10 am - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
5 - 6 pm
10 am - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
10 am - 11 am, ​​​​​​​
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
10 am - 11 am, ​​​​​​​
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,​​​​​​​
5 - 6 pm
Noon - 1 pm,
4 - 5 pm
Noon - 1 pm, ​​​​​​​
4 - 5 pm
Public swim 1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm, ​​​​​​​
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm, ​​​​​​​
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm, ​​​​​​​
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm, ​​​​​​​
4 - 5 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm

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

  • 1 designated accessible parking space
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 100 feet from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

  • 1 accessible entrance
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby

Interior

  • All public spaces on accessible path of travel

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered drinking fountains

Pool

  • 2 Pools
  • Ramp access
  • Depth of pool 3m
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool

Pool Change Room

  • 3 Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.