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Recreation - more than you think!

The City of Calgary Recreation
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​Recreation offers 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, Recreation's got more than you think!

Recreation Program Guide
Recreation Program Guide

Finding Recreation programs

  • Pick up a hard copy of the guide at any Recreation facility.

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.

Program registration dates

Program registration date Program dates
Register Now Winter 2016 (Jan-Mar) programs
Mon, Feb 29 Spring/summer 2016 (Apr - Aug) program
Swim registration date Swim lesson dates
Register Now Jan - Mar 2016 swim lessons
Mon, Nov 30 Apr - Aug 2016 swim lessons
To find programs check out our Online Recreation Program Guide.
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!

Recreation special events

Recreation's special events 

Recreation offers a variety of special events all year, many of them are free. See our Recreation events listing for upcoming events.

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.

Recreation wins Parent's Choice Awards

Recreation has once again been voted by Calgary parents as offering some of the best programs and facilities in the city.

Parent's Choice Award Winner
Parent's Choice Award Winner

Each fall, Calgary's Child Magazine hosts the Parent's Choice Awards, and this year 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