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Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool

Holiday hours may be in effect for Canada Day.

70 Aird Place
Ottawa, ON K2L 4C9

Regular hours

  • Monday to Friday, 7 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, 7 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday, 7 am to 6 pm

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • 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:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for lane swims.

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.

Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 8:30 - 10:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7 - 10:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7 - 8:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7 am - 2 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7 - 10:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
n/a n/a
Preschool swim 8:30 am - 1 pm 10:30 am - 2 pm 8:30 am - 1 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
n/a 8:30 am - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm
Public swim 10:30 am - 1 pm 10:30 am - 2 pm 8:30 am - 1 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
n/a 10:30 am - 1 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm
Wave swim n/a n/a 5:30 - 7:30 pm n/a 5:30 - 7:30 pm 1 - 3 pm 1 - 3 pm
Weight and cardio 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 8 pm 7 am - 6 pm

Starting July 4

Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool summer drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 7 – 8 am,
Noon – 1 pm
7 – 8 am,
Noon – 1 pm
7 – 8 am,
Noon – 1 pm
7 – 8 am,​​​​​​​
Noon – 1 pm
7 – 8 am,​​​​​​​
Noon – 1 pm
n/a n/a
Preschool swim 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm
Public swim 1 – 2:30 pm,
6:30 – 8:30 pm
1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm,
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Wave swim 2:30 – 4 pm 2:30 – 4 pm 2:30 – 4 pm,
6:30 – 8:30 pm
2:30 – 4 pm 2:30 – 4 pm,
6:30 – 8:30 pm
2:30 – 4 pm,
6:30 – 8:30 pm
2:30 – 4 pm
Weight and cardio 7 am – 9 pm 7 am – 9 pm 7 am – 9 pm 7 am – 9 pm 7 am – 9 pm 7 am – 8 pm 7 am – 6 pm

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.

Weight and cardio room

  • Free Weights
  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Bikes
  • Nu Step Adaptive bikes
  • Cable machines
  • Rowers
  • Stair Climber
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Independent sound system and televisions
  • TRX®

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

  • 7 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance with access aisle
  • 7 metres from parking space to the door
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

  • 1 accessible entrance
  • Wide door (with power door opener) for wheelchair passage
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator

Interior

  • Ramps
  • Wheelchair available for patrons
  • Reception desks
  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • High contrast signage

Washrooms

  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Telephone

  • Phone equipped with a telecommunications device for the deaf (TT/TTY/TDD)

Pool

  • 84°F, 29°C temperature
  • Ramp access
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool

Pool Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall