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Lowertown Pool

With the announcement of new provincial restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has announced the closure of fitness centres and the suspension of fitness classes and aquafitness. In addition, skating, kindergym, squash, racquetball and volleyball programs have been suspended. These restrictions take effect October 10 and will remain for 28 days.

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

City facilities have begun a phased-in approach of reopening. Please visit Ottawa’s Reopening Plan webpage for current information on services being offered.

  • On site parking

You can now reserve a spot for swimming or fitness online by clicking on the facility name in the charts below.

Please note: The schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview of the schedules. When you click on the facility name to reserve your space, the only schedules that will display are for sessions that have spaces available for reservation.

Before reserving your space, please review:

  Program name Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Swimming Lane swim 8 - 9 am,
9:15 - 10:15 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:45 am - 12:45 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:45 - 8:45 am,
8 - 9 am,
9:15 - 10:15 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
12:45 - 1:45 pm,
3:15 - 4:15 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm,
2 - 3 pm, 
3:15 - 4:15 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm, 
7 - 8 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:45 - 8:45 am,
8 - 9 am,
9:15 - 10:15 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
12:45 - 1:45 pm,
3:15 - 4:15 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm,
2 - 3 pm, 
3:15 - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:45 - 1:45 pm
Public swim n/a 2 - 3 pm n/a 2 - 3 pm 4:30 - 5:30 pm 2 - 3 pm,
3:15 - 4:15 pm
2 - 3 pm,
3:15 - 4:15 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.