We offer drop-in fitness opportunities, registered programs and plenty of events and festivals all year long. From swimming and skating to arts programs and day camps, we've got more than you think!
Finding recreation programs
- Use the Online Recreation Program Guide to:
- Pick up a hard copy of the guide at any Calgary Recreation facility.
- New: Register online using your myID account.
Need more information? Check out how to register.
Check out our drop-in program search tool;to find a convenient time and location for fitness classes, swimming, skating, open gym and much more.
Give the gift of recreation!
Recreation gift cards can be used towards facility passes or admissions, lessons, programs, golf green fees and more. Give the gift of recreation and encourage friends or family to try something new!
Program registration dates
||Fall (Aug-Oct) programs
||2016-2017 Playschool Registration begins (programs at Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres only)
|Mon, Nov 28
||Winter 2017 (Jan-Mar) program registration begins
||Sep-Dec 2016 swim lessons
|Mon, Sep 12, 2016
||Jan-Mar 2016 swim lesson registration begins
|To find programs check out our Online Recreation Program Guide.
We offer a variety of special events all year, many of them are a variety of special events all year, many of them are free. See our events listing for upcoming events.
Calgary Recreation wins bid to host the Triennial International Play Association World Conference in 2017
The 2017 conference will bring together members from nearly 50 countries to exchange ideas and inspire action about play. The conference will be the catalyst to mobilize Calgary to address and support the child’s right to play and build a legacy of play in our city. Read the news release.
Calgary Recreation wins Parent's Choice Awards
We have once again been voted by Calgary parents as offering some of the best programs and facilities in the city.
Parent's Choice Award Winner
Each fall, Calgary's Child Magazine hosts the Parent's Choice Awards
, and this year Calgary Recreation won awards for:
- Best Programs for School Age Children
- Best Programs for Teens
- Best Children’s Day Camp
- Best swimming pool – Southland Leisure Centre, honourable mention to Village Square Leisure Centre
- Best Family Fitness - honourable mention to Southland Leisure Centre
- Best non-school classes for preschoolers – honourable mention