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Drop-in activities

What to know before you reserve

You can reserve your spot online by visiting the facility webpage and browsing the schedules.

Please review the COVID-19 safety measures at City facilities information before reserving your space.

Important information to note

  • The schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview of each facility’s schedules.
  • When you click to reserve your space, the only schedules that will display are for activities that have spaces available for reservation.
  • You can now reserve your space as of 6 pm for up to two days in advance.
  • You are able to reserve your space up until 30 minutes before the start of the session.
  • You are allowed to reserve a maximum of:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for lane swims, older adult activities and sports drop-ins.
  • Clients who are unable to reserve a spot online are able to make a walk-in reservation on the day of, if there are available spaces remaining. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve your space online.
  • Payment can be made on-site - payment using debit or credit is preferred, but cash will also be accepted. 
  • Given that there are a limited number of spots available, clients can only reserve one session per day. We also ask that you please cancel your reservation by calling the facility if you are unable to attend.

Swimming and aquafitness activities

Swimming programs

  • Lane swim: Continuous lane swim workout. Children age eight to 10 must pass the facility's swim test. Only essential equipment will be provided for use on deck, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Maximum of 2 people per reservation.
  • Public swim: An unstructured swim time open to all ages. Non-swimmers aged 10 and under, and all children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult or youth, at least 14 years of age, responsible for the direct supervision of the child and actively swimming within arms reach at all times. Children aged 8, 9 and 10 must be tested to demonstrate their ability to swim 25 metres uninterrupted in order to be permitted to swim unaccompanied. Only essential equipment will be provided for use on deck. You are welcome to bring your own equipment. Maximum of 6 people per reservation.
  • Preschool swim: An unstructured swim time with limited pool space allowing for playtime for preschool-aged children and their parents, ages 5 and under. Children 5 years of age and under: minimum 2 children per responsible person 14 years of age and older.
  • 50+ swim: Lap swimming for adults aged 50 plus.
  • Women’s only swim: Open to all women and girls, 14 years of age and older.
  • Women’s only – Family swim: An unstructured swim designed for females-only and their children, boys over the age of 6 are not permitted. Adult females do not have to bring a child to these swims. Children 5 years of age and under: maximum 2 children per responsible person 14 years of age and older.
  • Wave swim: A swim with the waves activated at a wave pool open to all ages. Non-swimmers aged 10 and under, and all children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult or youth, at least 14 years of age, responsible for the direct supervision of the child and actively swimming within arms reach at all times. Children 5 years of age and under: maximum 2 children per responsible person 14 years of age and older. Children aged 8, 9 and 10 must be tested to demonstrate their ability to swim 25M uninterrupted in order to be permitted to swim unaccompanied.

Inclusive recreation swim programs

  • Swim for persons with a disability: Designated swim for youth and adult participants with a long-term disability. Swim is free of charge for qualifying participants upon completion of a participant information form. If assistance is required in the change room, participants must bring an attendant.
  • Wellness – Aqua therapy: A wellness program ideal for individuals living with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, osteoporosis and individuals recovering from injury or surgery.
  • Wellness – Chronic pain: A wellness program ideal for individuals living with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, osteoporosis and individuals recovering from injury or surgery.

Aquafitness programs

As of October 10, aquafitness classes are suspended due to provincial measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

There were many considerations factored into selecting which pools to open as part of the first stage of reopening, including the site’s ability to meet community and operational needs – such as summer camp offerings and appropriate staffing levels – and the ability to operate with physical distancing guidelines in place. Some pool sites have planned construction projects underway during this first stage, and will reopen at a later date.

The COVID-19 situation remains fluid and we may need to adapt our programming or pause operations at certain sites throughout the summer and into the fall, should the nature of the pandemic shift once again.

View schedules and links to reserve your spot.

View swimming fees.

Fitness activities and weight and cardio rooms

As of October 10, the following restrictions are in place due to provincial measures to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Fitness centres including cardio and weight rooms are closed
  • Fitness classes and aquafitness are suspended
  • Team sports using City facilities are limited to training and drills, with no scrimmages or competitive play permitted

Sport activities

With the announcement of new provincial restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has announced that kindergym, squash, racquetball and volleyball programs have been suspended.

Maintain 2-metre physical distancing.

  • Pickleball, badminton and table tennis: The reservation links below allow you to reserve up to 2 places for singles play. Bring your own paddle. Shared courts are subject to availability. Players should not switch sides during match.
  • Open gym: See sport specific details. No gameplay, only practice based activities. Players are to remain in the same team. Ball will be sanitized regularly during play.
  • Basketball practice: The reservation links below allow you to reserve one ball and hoop (for use by members of your immediate household). No gameplay, only practice based activities. Ball will be sanitized regularly during play.
  • Soccer practice: No gameplay, only practice based activities. One net, one playing area and one ball per household cohort. Ball will be sanitized regularly during play.
  • Track walking: Maintain 2-metre physical distancing.

Schedules and links to reserve your spot.

Sport fees

  • Adult: $4.25
  • Senior: $4
  • Child, youth, family: $2.75

Older adult activities

  • Learning / Lecture series: We will offer a variety of topics through presenters, online video or open discussion. Please call the centre you wish to attend for topic details.
  • Movies: Looking to enjoy the latest movies? Sign up today. Please note that our movies are subject to availability and shown in Closed Captioning (CC).
  • Walking club: Join our friendly walking group for low-impact exercise. Good for your bones, tones your bones, tones your body and improves your overall fitness. Walking may take place indoors or out.
  • Book club: Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others - then come join our monthly club.
  • Shuffleboard: Bring a friend and get into the “shuffle!” this disc type game is lots of fun and easy to learn.
  • Billiards: Sign-up for this strategic game on our billiard-snooker table. Please bring your own cue, balls will be provided.
  • Meditation: Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness.
  • Craft club: Our drop-in activity provides you an opportunity to socialize while working on your own craft project. Bring your own supplies.
  • Teddy bear club: Our drop-in activity provides you an opportunity to socialize while working on your own craft project. Bring your own sewing supplies.

Schedules and links to reserve your spot.

Fees

  • Seniors: $8