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Kanata Seniors Centre

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

The Kanata Seniors’ Centre offers a wide range of recreation programs for adults aged 55 and over. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, annual memberships are on hold until further notice. Fees will apply for access to our Drop-in activities.

We are located at the rear of the John Mlacak Centre, which also includes an ice surface, Beaverbrook Library and the Kanata Civic Art Gallery. There is a convenient drop-off spot directly in front of the main entrance and parking lot to the side.

2500 Campeau Drive
Ottawa, ON K2K 2W3


Holiday hours: 

Saturday, December 18 to Monday, January 3: closed

  • On site parking
  • Public computers

You are encouraged to continue to reserve a space for drop-in programs online in advance, as the move to increased capacities will vary amongst facilities and increase gradually. In-person walk-in registration will be accepted when space allows. Please also see Drop-in activities.

As of September 22, 2021, you must present proof you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an indoor recreation facility, as mandated by provincial regulations. Please bring an electronic or hard copy of your vaccination receipt confirming you are fully vaccinated and valid identification, unless you met one of the exemptions listed in the provincial regulations.


  • 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 prior to your reservation.
  • Your spot is reserved up to 10 minutes after the start of the session.
  • 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 older adult activities

Helpful info:

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

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Mah Jong 9:30 - 11:30 am n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Billiards 10 to noon,
1 - 3 pm
10 to noon,
1 - 3 pm
10 to noon,
1 - 3 pm
10 to noon,
1 - 3 pm
10 to noon,
1 - 3 pm
n/a n/a
Fun Bridge 1 - 3 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Instructional bridge n/a 9 - 11 am n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Crafts n/a 1 - 3 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Discussion group n/a n/a 9:30 - 11 am n/a n/a n/a n/a
Scrabble n/a n/a 9:30 - 11:30 am n/a n/a n/a n/a
Movies n/a n/a 1 - 3 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a
Duplicate bridge n/a n/a 1:30 - 3:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a
Canasta n/a n/a n/a 9 - 11 am n/a n/a n/a
Cribbage n/a n/a n/a 12:30 - 2:30 pm n/a n/a n/a
Carpet bowling n/a n/a n/a 1 - 3 pm n/a n/a n/a
Dominoes n/a n/a n/a n/a 9:30 - 11:30 am n/a n/a
Euchre n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 - 3 pm n/a n/a
Book club n/a n/a n/a 2 - 3:30 pm n/a 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 two days in advance.
  • The full schedules in chart format will no longer be posted on 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 look forward to more enhancements in the coming months.

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.

The centre includes:

  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Boardroom
  • Program room
  • Computers
  • Games room
  • Coffee shop
  • Multi-purpose halls

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.


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


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


  • Ramps
  • Accessible seating available
  • Wheelchair available for patrons
  • Reception desks
  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access
  • Low pile carpet


  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage


  • Washroom with power door opener

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.