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Calgary Recreation - more than you think!

​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!

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#GetMovingYYC Week: November 28 - December 3, 2016
We invite Calgarians to participate in a number of free events across the city.
Kids Stocking Stuffers
The Kid’s Stocking Stuffer booklet is only $5 and includes 10 coupons.
New Year's Eve
Join the celebrations in downtown, or attend our New Year's Family Events at Southland Leisure Centre and Village Square Leisure Centre.
Participate in free or low-cost recreation events that are suitable for families.

Recreation Program Guide
Recreation Program Guide

Finding recreation programs

  • 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.

Drop-in programs

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.
recreation gift cards

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

Program registration date Program dates
Register Now Fall (Aug-Oct) programs
Register Now 2016-2017 Playschool Registration begins (programs at Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres only)
Mon, Nov 28 Winter 2017 (Jan-Mar) program registration begins
Swim registration date Swim lesson dates
Register Now 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.

IPA conference logo
Calgary Recreation to host the Triennial International Play Association World Conference 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 children’s right to play, and build a legacy of play in our city. Read news release.