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Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata

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

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Located in Kanata North, near the Terry Fox Drive and March Road Intersection, the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata is an Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS) certified energy efficient, high quality recreation/aquatic/fitness facility and community centre.​ The complex is an access point to the Trillium Woods. The City of Ottawa, in partnership with the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association (OMBA) offers a 15 kilometre multi-use trail network for hiking and mountain biking, allowing visitors to the woods to experience the beauty of this natural area.

4101 Innovation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2K 0J3

Please contact the facility by phone or email for information on opening hours and washroom availability.

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • Turf field
  • On site parking

With the announcement of new provincial restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has announced the temporary closure of indoor recreation and cultural facilities and the suspension of drop-in and registered programs and facility rentals. These restrictions take effect December 26 and will remain in place for 28 days.

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.

What we have:

  • Eight lane, 25 meter pool
  • Warm therapy/leisure pool and dry sauna
  • Multi-purpose programming rooms
  • Two full gymnasiums
  • Weight/cardio centre and fitness studio
  • Sports turf field
  • Basketball court
  • Play structures and splash pad
  • Skate Plaza


R.E.A.C.H. (Recreation Empowering Active Community Helpers) is a City of Ottawa initiative for youth in Kanata and West Carleton. Our goal is to provide a fun and welcoming environment for students to work towards and complete their 40-hours of community involvement while becoming active members of the community by planning and hosting events in the community.

For more information, visit Youth Connexion.
Apply to volunteer at Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata.

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.


  • 10 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance with access aisle
  • 20 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access isle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator


  • 3 accessible entrances/doors
  • Accessible entrances clearly marked 
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator


  • Power door access to all public areas of the facility
  • Public spaces are on accessible path of travel
  • Ramps and elevators to all levels
  • Accessible seating available
  • Wheelchair available for patrons

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for maneuvering a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet


  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage
  • “Way Finding”
  • Large lettering


  • On all floors
  • Power door operators on all washrooms
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers


  • Access to basement, 1st and 2nd floor
  • Located centrally between main entrances, closest to south entrance
  • Outside and inside have raised and Braille lettering
  • Both visible and verbal/audible door opening/closing and floor indicators


  • Continuous hand rails on both sides
  • No slip surface treads
  • Colour contrast

Pools (2)

  • Both have ramp access
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Zero entry access
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool
  • Temperature
    • 25m pool, 82°F, 27°C to 28°C
    • Leisure pool, 90°F, 31°C to 32°C

Pool Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls in family change room
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap 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

 Fitness/Weight Room

Plenty of space to manoeuvre around plus accessible cardio equipment such as: 

  •   Easy Stand Glider (elliptical-style trainer)
  •   Sci Fit (upper-body ergometer/cardio trainer)
  •   Nu Step (seated elliptic trainer)
  •   Krank cycle (hand cycle)

Call our reception desk (613-580-9696) to book an appointment with one of our Fitness Attendants if you need assistance in using any of our accessible cardio equipment.

Fitness Change Room

  • 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
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars behind and on the side wall nearest the toilet in accessible stall

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.