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Calgary Recreation

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Spring & Summer Program Guide out now

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. Register for a program today.

Register now for day camps, many under $200.

Arenas | Aquatic & Fitness Centres | Arts Centres | Athletic Parks | Calgary Soccer Centre | Glenmore Sailing School | Golf Courses | Leisure Centres | Skateparks

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Participate in free or low-cost recreation events that are suitable for families.
Moving more doesn’t have to be a big commitment. Making small changes to your everyday routine can have a huge impact on your health
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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 Spring/Summer 2017 Programs (Apr-Aug)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Fall 2017 Programs (Sept-Dec)
Register Now 2017-2018 Playschool programs at Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres
Swim registration date Swim lesson dates
Register Now Apr-Aug 2017 swim lessons
Monday, June 12, 2017 Sep-Dec 2017 swim lesson registration begins
Monday, September 11, 2017 Jan-Mar 2018 swim lesson registration begins
To find and register for a program, visit

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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.