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Sports and fitness memberships

2022 membership fees

The all-inclusive membership includes weight and cardio, aquafitness, swimming (including wave swims), group fitness, squash and racquetball, indoor cycling, public skating, and drop-in activities ( Kindergym, badminton, basketball, open gym, pickleball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball).

All-inclusive membership fee for Class A facilities


  • 1 month $93.50
  • 3 month $184.00
  • 6 month $339.75
  • 1 year $589.75

Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older)

  • 1 month $76.25
  • 3 month $150.25
  • 6 month $278.00
  • 1 year $479.50

Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger

  • 1 month $124
  • 3 month $332.75
  • 6 month $610.00
  • 1 year $1,061.75

All-inclusive membership fee for Class B facilities


  • 1 month $86.50
  • 3 month $171.25
  • 6 month $314.50
  • 1 year $589.75

Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older)

  • 1 month $72.75
  • 3 month $144.00
  • 6 month $265.00
  • 1 year $479.50

Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger

  • 1 month $110.00
  • 3 month $305.75
  • 6 month $563.25
  • 1 year $1,022.50

Pick one membership

The pick one membership allows you to participate in one of the following fitness programs:

  • Weight/cardio
  • Group fitness/indoor cycling
  • Squash/racquetball

HST is included in the fees.

"Pick one" membership for Class A facilities

  • Adult
    • 1 Month $72.25
    • 3 Month $143.75
    • 6 Month $262.00
    • Yearly $475.25
  • Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older)
    • 1 Month $58.25
    • 3 Month $115.25
    • 6 Month $210.75
    • Yearly $381.50
  • Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger
    • 1 Month $116.25
    • 3 Month $257.50
    • 6 Month $470.75
    • Yearly $854.75

"Pick one" membership for Class B facilities

  • Adult
    • 1 Month $47.75
    • 3 Month $94.00
    • 6 Month $170.50
    • Yearly $307.75
  • Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older)
    • 1 Month $26.75
    • 3 Month $51.25
    • 6 Month $94.50
    • Yearly $170.75
  • Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger
    • 1 Month $81.50
    • 3 Month $168.25
    • 6 Month $302.75
    • Yearly $553.75

Corporate or group membership

  • Enjoy 20 per cent off a Class A, all-inclusive or pick-one membership for employees or members of participating corporation and groups.
  • Memberships are valid yearly from date of purchase.

How to get a corporate or group membership

As City services resume, you can once again purchase memberships in person at recreation facilities. Browse locations that have reopened on our swimming webpage and on our fitness webpage.

If your company or group is interested in offering a corporate or group membership, please email for more information.

Please note: You must employ at least 10 employees or have 10 active members registered.

Facility categories

Facilities are categorized as either "A" or B" based on the number of amenities and programs. In general, class "A" facilities offer a higher number of amenities and programs.

Class A facilities 
  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex-Orléans
  • François Dupuis Recreation Centre
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn
  • Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool
  • Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven
  • Nepean Sportsplex
  • Plant Recreation Centre
  • Ray Friel Recreation Complex
  • Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata
  • St-Laurent Complex
  • Walter Baker Sports Complex
Class B facilities
  • Champagne Fitness Centre
  • Jack Purcell Community Centre
  • Pinecrest Recreation Centre
  • Greenboro Community Centre (no pool)
  • Heron Road Community Centre (no pool)
  • Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre (no pool)

Free fitness pass - Try It

Visit a participating facility to sign up for a free Try It fitness pass. No appointment needed. Your free pass gives you three visits to participating facilities.


  • Weight and cardio rooms
  • Squash and racquetball courts
  • Aquafitness classes
  • Indoor cycling classes
  • Public skating sessions
  • Group fitness classes


  • Passes begin on your first day of use and must be used within 30 days.
  • Passes can only be used at participating locations.
  • Users must not have been a member of the City of Ottawa fitness within the past six months.
  • Users must be 13 years or older. 

Participating facilities

Financial support – Ottawa Hand in Hand

If you are already a participant in a community or social service agency program, if you are an individual or family with a low-income or a family member with a disability, you may qualify for the Ottawa Hand in Hand recreation and culture fee support program.

Only residents of the City of Ottawa may apply for the Ottawa Hand in Hand subsidy, on their own behalf or for a dependent wishing to participate in programs or activities offered by the Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department (RCFS). For additional information on Ottawa Hand in Hand, the City of Ottawa’s fee assistance program, residents are invited to visit their local recreation or culture facility or any City Client Service Centre.

Please note: applicants will be asked to provide proof of identity, residency and of financial need and should be prepared to provide copies of formal documentation.

Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Evidence of being in receipt of Ontario Works
  • Evidence of being in receipt of a Child Care Subsidy
  • Evidence of being in receipt of Essential Health and Social Supports
  • Evidence of being in receipt of Ontario Disability Support Pension (ODSP)
  • Evidence of being in receipt of Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD/MCSS)
  • Evidence of being in receipt of a Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Means test using the Low Income Cut-Off
    • T451E Notice of Assessment or,
    • Child Tax Benefit Form
  • Special circumstances may also be considered (details to be provided in the application form).
  • Residents of all ages are eligible.
  • Residents are encouraged to apply as early as possible before the program registration period.
  • Each qualifying individual, or member of a family, is eligible for an annual amount of fee support ($200 per person).
  • Applicants are encouraged to pay a minimum of 25 per cent of the program cost.
  • A parent or guardian can transfer all, or a portion of their Ottawa Hand in Hand fee support entitlement to a child or children in their household.

How to apply

  1. Complete the online application form, or pick one up at most staffed recreation facilities or at a Client Service Centre.
  2. Bring the completed application form to your local recreation or cultural facility.

A supervisor will review the application for approval. Applications can only be approved at a recreation or cultural facility.


Due to current conditions, all toboggan hills are unsafe for sledding at this time. 

Winter helmet discount weekend – December 3 and 4, 2022 

The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health have partnered for a public awareness campaign with the goal of reducing sledding injuries. The campaign communicates ways to reduce risks when sledding and encourages participants to wear a helmet.  

Whether sledding, skating, skiing or snowboarding, a proper helmet can play an important role in decreasing the risk of serious head injuries in winter sports. Visit Ottawa Public Health’s website for information on helmet safety, including tips for selecting the right helmet for the activity.    

On the weekend of December 3 and 4, the following local retailers will be offering various discounted rates on winter helmets. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to get equipped for the winter season ahead.  


  • 203 Richmond Road, Ottawa  
  • 5607 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville  

Dinardo's Skis & Wheels 

  • 44 Northside Road, Ottawa 

Foster's Sports Centre  

  • 305 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario  

Kunstadt Sports  

  • 462 Hazeldean Road, Kanata  
  • 680 Bank Street, Ottawa  
  • 1583 Bank Street, Ottawa  

MEC Ottawa 

  • 366 Richmond Road, Ottawa  

Sporting Life  

  • 125 Marché Way Lansdowne Park, Ottawa  

Surf Side Ottawa  

  • 544 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa  

Reduce the risk of injury

Before sledding, always be sure to assess the weather and physical conditions of the hill to ensure it is safe for use. Avoid sledding when conditions are icy or hazards are present.

To reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others, practice the following:

  • Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Wear a CSA-approved safety helmet
  • Sled during daylight. If you are out at night, don’t slide unless the hill is well lit
  • Always sit or kneel facing forward on the sled
  • Walk up the side of the hill, not the middle
  • Keep your hands, arms and legs inside the sled to prevent injury
  • Alert (shout) if you observe another slider headed for danger
  • Keep a safe distance (15 m) from the sled ahead of you
  • Do not leave sleds or other obstacles on the hill
  • Construction of snow jumps and other obstacles is not permitted

If dangerous conditions exist, call 311 to report them to the City of Ottawa’s 24-hour Call Centre 311.

Call 911 if emergency assistance is required.

Sledding is a high-risk activity. Sled at your own risk.

The City of Ottawa does not accept responsibility for related risks or injuries.

Sledding hill locations

The interactive map and table below display's the locations of the City's sledding hills. The number of sledding hills listed in the table will expand or contract as you zoom in, zoom out or pan the map view. Navigate to an area of interest by searching for a park name, address, intersection, street segment or city facility in the “Find address or place” search box. Click on a sledding hill for more information about that location. Sledding hill information is also available in the City’s Open Data Catalogue.

Cross-country skiing

The Terry Fox Athletic Facility (at Mooney's Bay Park), located at 2960 Riverside Drive, has everything for cross-country skiers. You can enjoy 5 km of groomed and well-lit trails.

Ski centre features

  • 5 km of groomed trails for both classic and skate (freestyle) skiing techniques
  • Lit trails for night skiing
  • Free parking
  • Indoor change rooms and washrooms
  • Ski tuck shop
  • Free use of indoor wax benches and waxing irons (subject to availability)
  • Free information on equipment, clothing, waxing, trails and related services
  • Rentals by Lafleur de la Capital: 613-298-3775


The cross-country ski school in Mooney's Bay Park usually offers lessons daily with convenient day and evening options. Special group packages are available.

  • Lessons for children, youth and adults from experienced and qualified instructors
  • Classes for all abilities from beginner to advanced
  • Classic or skate skiing lessons

Fees 2022

  • $3.75 per day
  • Adult season pass: $40.50
  • Child, youth, and senior season pass: $37.25

Trail conditions

View Mooney’s Bay Cross Country Ski Conditions.

Private lessons

Lessons are usually one hour long.

2022 fees

  • Customized one-on-one lesson: $89.25
  • Semi-private lesson with a friend or family members: $69 per person
  • Small group (5 people maximum): $156.75

To book your private lesson, submit a Private Instruction Request Form at Mooney's Bay Ski Centre or by email to One of our instructors will contact you to discuss your goals and availability. For semi-private or small group lessons, all group members must pay at the same time to receive the discounted rate.

Cycling education programs

Become more comfortable and confident on multi-use pathways, cycle tracks and the road, learning assertive cycling skills, traffic analysis, general bicycle maintenance, route planning and more. The City's cycling programs are conducted by certified Instructors. Our programs are oriented toward recreational and utilitarian cycling.

Got a Bike Club? Sign your group up for a lesson.

See you on the road the pathways and the cycle tracks!


Cycling education courses for children

Bike RODEO – ages 6 to 10 – 2 hours (by community request)

City of Ottawa Bike Rodeos are offered to schools and community groups free of charge by the City of Ottawa Mobile Cycle Education Team. A COVID-modified Bike Rodeo is an interactive bicycle skills and safety event for children from ages 6 to 10. Essential bicycle handling and traffic skills for young cyclists in a fun festival type atmosphere. Topics include helmet fitting, bicycle maintenance, handling, signalling, gears, braking, avoiding road hazards and more. Participants must know how to ride.

Learn to Ride Private Lessons – ages 6 and up

For children and youth who cannot ride a bike. Our COVID-modified Learn to Ride lessons will have adults and children riding confidently and safely in a very short time. Participants will learn to balance, start, stop and turn. 1-hour sessions are offered on a one to one basis. Participants must have a bicycle and helmet. Instructors will meet you at your local school parking lot.

Cycling education courses for adults

Adult Learn to Ride Private Lesson – 1 hour

For adults who cannot ride a bike. Learn to balance, start, stop and turn. One session, on a one-to-one basis. You must have a bicycle and helmet.

Active Living Club 50+

COVID-19 Cancellation credits and refunds

Visit the City News section for up to date information on service resumption.

Outdoor recreation for Adults 50+

The Active Living Club promotes outdoor activities in a group setting for older adults aged 50+ and seniors. Activities include cycling, hiking in spring, summer and fall. In the winter, we offer snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Our leaders will take you all over the Ottawa and Gatineau area to enjoy the trails, pathways, and landscape our region has to offer. Please note, this program is not an instructional program and participants must provide their own transportation to the starting locations. Schedules are e-mailed to the participants after registration. End times vary. Active Living Club Annual Membership has its privileges!


Access to all seasonal activities, including Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter activities within a one-year cycle for $180.50 or $162.75 (65+). Register at City of Ottawa Recreation facilities and then participate in any of the individual activities at no extra cost! For more info please contact us at or 613-580-3575.

Cross Country Ski

Cross country skiing excursions on various trails throughout the City of Ottawa and Gatineau Park consisting of Tuesday level 2 and Thursday level 1 outings.


City wide cycling excursions lead by certified leaders consisting of Tuesday level 3 and Thursday level 1 or 2 rides.


Hiking excursions on various trails throughout the City of Ottawa and Gatineau Park consisting of Monday level 2, Wednesday level 1, and Friday level 3 hikes.

Try It ALC

Free trial memberships! Join the Active Living Club for a week at no cost. (At predetermined times a year)


Snowshoeing excursions on various trails throughout the City of Ottawa and Gatineau Park.

Basketball courts - outdoor

Outdoor basketball court locations

The interactive map and table below display the locations of the City's outdoor basketball courts. The number of courts listed in the table will expand or contract as you zoom in, zoom out or pan the map view. Navigate to an area of interest by searching for a park name, address, intersection, street segment or city facility in the “Find address or place” search box. Click on a basketball court for more information about that location. Basketball court information is also available in the City’s Open Data Catalogue.

Tennis and pickleball courts

Book a court

  1. Please email with your rental request. 
  2. Include the name of your organization, contact name, contact information, name of court, the dates and times and any special instructions. 
  3. We will email you a contract along with information on how to pay. 
  4. Review, sign and return the contract to The contract is valid once we receive payment and a signed copy of the contract.

2022 rental rates

  • Adult: $10.60
  • Commercial or private: $19.45
  • Youth/child: $8.65

Use of tennis and pickleball courts

Browse the interactive map below for all City of Ottawa tennis courts lined for pickleball play.

Browse instructional tennis and pickleball programs.

Browse drop-in schedules for pickleball play.

Membership tennis courts and club contacts.

Court locations

The interactive map and table below display court locations. The number of courts listed in the table will expand or contract as you zoom in, zoom out or pan the map view. You can also navigate to an area of interest by searching for a park name, address, intersection, street segment or city facility in the “Find address or place” search box. Click on a court for more information about that location. Court information is also available in the City’s Open Data Catalogue.

Skateboard and BMX parks


  • Bearbrook Community Centre/Leslie Armstrong Park, 8720 Russell Road
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • Ben Franklin Place/Legacy Skatepark, Centrepointe behind Theatre District
    • 17,000 square feet
    • Large concrete bowl
    • Many street and vertical components
  • Berrigan Park, Treehouse Mike Memorial Skatepark, 51 Berrigan Drive
    • Flat concrete surface
    • More than 10 components
  • Blackburn Park, 190 Glen Park Drive
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans, SK8 Extreme Park, 1490 Youville Drive
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • City-run programs: learn to skateboard and skateboard summer camps
  • Bridlewood Core Park, 65 Stonehaven Drive
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • Constance Bay Community Centre Park, 262 Len Purcell Drive
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn, 1500 Shea Road
  • Greenboro Skatepark, 3142 Conroy Road
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • Lansdowne Park, 450 Queen Elizabeth Drive
    • Flat surface
  • Manotick Arena, Centennial Park, 5572 Doctor Leach Drive
    • Flat surface
    • Eight components
  • McNabb Park, Charlie Bowins Skateboard Park, 435 Bronson Avenue
    • Flat concrete surface
    • More than 10 components (including a large half-pipe)
    • City-run programs: learn to skateboard and skateboard summer camps
  • Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata, Innovation Skateboard Park, 4101 Innovation Drive
    • Large concrete bowl
    • More than 10 components (including many street and vertical components)
  • Splash Wave Pool, Trillium Park BMX Track, 2030 Ogilvie Road
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
    • BMX dirt track
  • Walter Baker Park, 100 Walter Baker Place
    • 7,000 square feet
    • Concrete bowl

City Wide Sports


Our mission: Changing lives through the power of sport since 1985

City Wide Sports is dedicated to improving lives by offering inclusive sport and physical activity programs for everyone.

We can assist by:

  • Offering Women only leagues and lessons as part of City Wide Sports. We advocate and encourage females of all skill levels to participate in sport and physical activity as a player, coach or official
  • Offering an Active Living Club for participants 50+ years
  • Providing information on financial support to participate in sport

View the Recreation Guide.

Contact us

Call: 613-580-2854

Seniors clubs and groups

Organization name Contact name(s) Phone number(s)
Active Living Club Jean Ollson 613-580-3575 
Age d'or St-Laurent Aurore Laniel 613-822-2514
Ashton Seniors Club John Gill 613-257-1326
Barrhaven Seniors' Council Don Winchester 613-440-3620
Blossom Park 50 Plus Dorothy Deschambault 613-521-5749
Blossom Park Seniors Club Richard Darbyshire 613-737-0858
Carp Seniors Margaret Gibson 613-832-0981
C.O.S.C.A. Overbrook Senior Association n/a 613-742-5147
Centre Séraphin-Marion d'Orléans n/a 613-830-6436
Centre Francophone de Vanier n/a 613-746-0611
Centre Pauline Charron (Club 60) Léo Lavergne 613-741-0562
Club d'âge d'or Colombien de Vanier Maurice Gignac 613-745-7849
Club d'âge d'or Marie-Médiatrice Louise Régnier 613-741-9159
Club Optimiste Vanier Maurice Lamirande 613-748-7827
Club Pétanque de Sarsfield Fernand Leduc 613-835-2930
Constance and Buchman's Bay Community Association Len Russell 613-832-4694
The Council of Aging Ottawa Sarah Bercier 613-789-3577
Crystal Beach/Lakeview Friendship Club Judy Leeson 613-829-1083
Cumberland Township Pioneers Edith Nolan 613-487-2345
Fédération des aînées et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario Michele Guay, Directrice general 613-747-0469
Fitzroy Harbour Seniors Club Connie Reitsma 613-623-4170
Friends of Churchill Seniors Centre Mari Wellman n/a
Gloucester Senior Adults' Centre Sharon Oatway 613-749-1974
Gloucester South Seniors Centre Robert Cameron 613-822-0020
Greely Friendship Club Kay Johnston 613-821-2666
Heron Road Seniors Centre n/a 613-247-4802
Hobbs Seniors Club Ann McConnell 613-462-4082
Home Maintenance Program Community Resource Centre 613-591-3686
Huntley Friendship Club Frank Walsh 613-839-3063
Jock River Seniors Audrey 613-838-5304
Kanata Heritage Club Alfred Moore 613-591-9515
Kanata Seniors' Centre n/a 613-599-4480
Kanata Seniors Council Sarah Trant 613-254-7164
Kanata Seniors Lunch Program Community Resource Centre 613-591-3686
Kinburn and District Senior Citizens Jack Shaw 613-839-5326
Les Feuilles d'automne Janine Boisvert 613-833-2744
Merivale Seniors Joan Kidd, President 613-591-6255
Mouvement d`implication francophone d`Orléans - MIFO 613-830-6436
New Horizon Earl Burnett 613-825-3088
North Gower Walking Group - "Happy Hoffers" Keith Ramsay 613-489-3839
Orleans Legion 632 Seniors Club Pauline Messier Linda Brewin 1-613-882-3165 1-343-548-9519
Ottawa Public Education Retiree's Association O.P.E.R.A. Peter Norman, President 613-592-2816
People Meeting People Ottawa Fran Evans n/a
Pioneers Seniors Club John Chiviendacz 613-833-2275
Probus Club of Western Ottawa Peter Doyle n/a
Punjabi Seniors Group Charanjit Wadehra 613-592-2431
Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa Julie Lizotte 613-834-6808
Retraite en Action Anne-Marie Laurendeau 613-860-1099, ext. 1
Richmond Golden Age Club Hilda Moore 613-838-2274
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 593 Seniors Club n/a 613-829-5417
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #638 n/a 613-591-5570
Sand Hills Seniors Club Frances Gentile 613-832-1588
Seniors' Centre Without Walls from The Good Companions Rachel Sutcliffe 613-236-0428
Seniors Euchre (Constance Bay) Al Baskin 613-832-1190
Senior Games Bill Duncan 613-832-4516
Sri Lanka Canada Association of Ottawa Seniors Group The Coordinator 613-700-4849
Stittsville 55 Club Joan David 613-836-7489
Stittsville Friendship Club n/a 613-831-8819
Supporting Seniors Laura Polegato 613-295-1984
Top Generation Club John Saunders 613-487-2474
Vernon Friendship Club Daisy Robinson, President 613-821-2539
West Carleton Country Knitters Eleanor Reynaud 613-839-5403

Heart Wise Exercise program

Heart Wise Exercise programs are physical activity courses or activities that have low to moderate levels of intensity. They are designed for people who are concerned about their heart health and who want to participate in regular fitness programs. They are also offered to people without heart-related problems.

The programs:

  • Encourage regular, daily aerobic exercise
  • Meet stringent cardiac fitness program requirements identified by the Physical Activity Network Committee
  • Encourage and incorporate warm up, cool down and self-monitoring with all exercise sessions
  • Allow participants to exercise at a safe level
  • Have progressive options to increase intensity if appropriate
  • Accept participants with a known history of cardiac disease (physician approval may be required)
  • Have a documented emergency plan, including requiring current CPR certification, phone access to emergency medical services and access to defibrillators

Look for the Heart Wise Exercise logo in the Recreation eGuide. Programs can be found in youth, special needs, seniors and the fitness and wellness sections. For more information, email, or call 613-798-8872.

Heart wise exercise logo

The Heart Wise Exercise program is offered in partnership by the City of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and other community agencies.


If you have a chronic condition:

  • talk with your physician about exercise
  • follow exercise guidelines provided by your health care professional

Step with confidence

As easy as 1-2-3!

The Step with Confidence Program Series answers the questions: where do I start, which program or class is right for me and where do I go next?

Programs and classes are sorted into 3 steps or “levels” that progressively increase in intensity, resistance and cardiovascular requirements.

These steps offer something suitable for every level of adults 50+!

Step 1

These programs and classes are offered at a lesser intensity

  • Strength and Balance Older Adult - Lite
  • Stretch and Strength Older Adult - Lite (Heart Wise Exercise)
  • Stretch Older Adult
  • Cardio and Strength Older Adult (Heart Wise Exercise)
  • Aqua General - Lite

Step 2

These programs and classes offer a variety of lower intensity to moderate intensity challenges

  • Balance and Stability Older Adult (Heart Wise Exercise)
  • Strength Training Older Adult (small group)
  • Stretch and Strength 50+
  • Cardio Older Adult - Lite
  • Yoga Older Adult - Lite
  • Pilates Older Adult - Lite

Step 3

These programs are not considered for beginners but those looking to improve their existing level of fitness

  • Pilates Older Adult
  • Nordic Walking Older Adult
  • Yoga Older Adult (Heart Wise Exercise)
  • Party On Older Adult
  • Total Muscle Conditioning (TMC) Older Adult
  • Zumba Gold Older Adult