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The City is ready to welcome you and your family back to City recreation and arts facilities with a wide range of activities which you can browse in the Winter 2022 Recreation and Arts eGuides, now online.

Many programs will now allow a larger number of participants, reflecting the easing of provincial COVID-19 restrictions. Swimming lessons geared to younger children will continue to have parental or guardian accompaniment based on the age of the child.

The City’s recreation programming will remain flexible and responsive with all COVID-related measures and protocols, to ensure we provide a safe and fun environment for all participants.

Looking ahead to next week, registration for swimming lessons and other aquatic programs will be on Monday, December 6 starting at 9 pm and all other recreation and arts programs on Wednesday, December 8 starting at 9 pm.

The 2022 Winter eGuides provide many choices of activities, offered in English and French, for you and your family to stay active this winter. Explore a large variety of programs including:

If you have a busy schedule or just want to try something new from the warm comforts of home, the City will continue to offer a wide array of virtual offerings.

Vaccination requirements for registered programs can be found on Look in the eGuides for additional information related to specific programs.

Registration is easy. Explore the eGuides to select the program that interests you and follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to to view the eGuides or visit join.ottawa(link is external).
  2. Click the relevant barcode – it will take you to the course page, with details about the number of spaces available, fees and dates.
  3. Add the class to your cart and then proceed through the checkout. We’ll email you your receipt.

Staying active is important to you and your family’s physical, social and mental well-being. The programs and activities have been developed and modified for a healthy and fun environment. Visit for additional details on City safety protocols and measures.

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