Where can I find a recreation centre in my area?

To find a recreation centre in your area, you can:

Many recreation centres have ice rinks, tennis courts or swimming pools. Many of these are low-cost or free to use.

You usually have to pay to attend organized programs, such as swimming lessons or fitness classes. Some centres have sports or programs specifically for people with disabilities.

See if your municipal government has a guide with a description of available programs and how much they cost.

Depending on your household income, you may be able to get a reduction (subsidy) on the price. Ask the program organizers if a reduction is possible.

You may wish to join a private fitness club. Before you sign a contract, make sure you understand how much you have to pay and what services you will get.

For More Information

  • Tips to Get Active - Information sheets on how children, adults and seniors can incorporate physical activity into their lives. From the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Sun Safety - Learn how to protect you and your children from overexposure to the sun. From the Canada Safety Council.
  • Swimming, Boating and Water Safety Tips - For many Canadian families, outdoor activites include activities such as boating, swimming and skating. It is important to know how to stay safe around water all year round. From the Canadian Red Cross
  • Children's Fitness Amount - Tax Credit - As a parent, you can get a tax credit for your child's participation in a prescribed program of physical activity.
  • Children's Arts Amount - Tax Credit - As a parent, you can get a tax credit for your child's participation in a prescribed artistic or cultural program.
Last updated: August 18, 2016 4000172