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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

Richcraft group of companies

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

The move to Shutdown status across the province will temporarily close City-managed recreation and cultural facilities for most indoor activities, limit the capacity at outdoor recreation amenities and suspend in-person City counter services. Shutdown comes into effect on Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 am.

The following recreation and cultural programs will temporarily suspend operations:

  • All reserved recreation activities – including indoor skating, swimming (public and lane swims), cardio-weight rooms, sports activities – team play and practices, select cultural programs that operated by reservation only, and indoor fitness classes


  • 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.
  • You can reserve one session per day.
  • 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.
  • You can book a maximum of:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for cardio and weight sessions, lane swims, older adult activities and sports drop-ins.
  • Pickleball, badminton and table tennis: As of March 29, doubles play is no longer permitted due to provincial regulations.

Helpful info:

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 2 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 can’t wait to share more exciting enhancements with you 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.

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.