Plan now to register for fall and winter recreation programs


Start planning for an active autumn because the Recreation eGuide for City of Ottawa recreation programs is now available online at Choose from a wide variety of activities for all ages, including swimming lessons, fitness classes, general-interest courses, sports and instruction in the arts.


  • Registration for swimming and aquafitness classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Monday, August 14 at 9 p.m. and in person at City recreation facilities on Tuesday, August 15 during regular business hours.


  • Registration for all other classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Wednesday, August 16 at 9 p.m. and in person at City recreation facilities on Thursday, August 17 during regular business hours.


To register online or by phone you will require a client barcode and family PIN numbers. High volumes of online registrants are expected throughout the first week of registration, particularly the first evening, which could result in a longer registration experience than usual.


Residents who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit City recreation centres or libraries with public Internet access. They can also visit any Client Service Centre or where customer service staff can help with registration. Some community centres may provide printed brochures for their local activities.


I highly encourage all interested residents to pursue available options and mark your calendars for registration dates!