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Lowertown Pool

This facility is conveniently located in a downtown location with ample free parking for clients. Lowertown Pool has five-lanes typically set-up with two average lanes and two wider lanes. It also has a sauna and clean, spacious change rooms. During leisure and family swims, clients can also use the Tarzan rope and diving board.

40 Cobourg Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 8Z6

613-580-2424 ext. 44426
Lowertown@ottawa.ca

Regular hours

  • Monday, 9 am to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 9 am to 8 pm
  • Thursday, 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Friday, 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm

  • 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:
    • 2 spaces at a time for cardio and weight sessions, and sports drop-ins.

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.

Lowertown Pool spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 10 – 11 am,
11 am – noon,
Noon – 1 pm,
3 – 4 pm,
4 – 5 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm
10 – 11 am,
11 am – noon,
Noon – 1 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm
10 – 11 am,
11 am – noon,
Noon – 1 pm,
1 – 2 pm,
3 – 4 pm
Noon - 1 pm,
4 - 5 pm
Noon - 1 pm
50+ swim 9 - 10 am,
2 - 3 pm
9:30 - 10:30 am 9 - 10 am,
3 - 4 pm
9:30 - 10:30 am 9 - 10 am,
2 - 3 pm
n/a n/a
Public swim n/a 6:45 - 7:45 pm n/a 6:45 - 7:45 pm 4:30 - 5:30 pm 1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3 – 4 pm
1 – 2pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3 – 4 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.

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

  • 2 designated accessible parking spaces
  • 40 metres from parking space to the door

Entrance/Exit

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

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage

Washrooms

  • Lowered drinking fountains

Stairs

  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast
  • Continuous hand rails

Pool

  • 84°F, 29°C temperature
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool

Pool Change Room

  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.