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Calgary Recreation - more than you think!

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​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!

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

Program registration dates

Program registration date Program dates
Register Now Spring and summer 2016 (Apr-Aug) programs
Register Now 2016-2017 Playschool Registration begins (programs at Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres only)
Mon, Aug 8 Fall 2016 (Sept-Dec) program registration begins
Swim registration date Swim lesson dates
Register Now Jan-Aug 2016 swim lessons
Mon, May 30, 2016 Sept-Dec 2016 swim lesson registration begins
To find programs check out our Online Recreation Program Guide.

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

Special events 

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
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