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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!
Finding Recreation programs
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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
|Register now for
||Fall 2014 (Sept - Dec) programs
|Nov 17, 2014
||Winter 2015 (Jan - Mar) program registration begins
|Feb 23, 2015
||Spring/Summer 2015 (Apr - Aug) program registration begins (including summer day camps)
|To find programs check out our Online Recreation Program Guide.
|Register now for
||Sept - Dec 2014 swim lessons
|Sept 8, 2014
||Jan - Mar 2015 swim lesson registration begins
|Dec 1, 2014
||Apr - Aug 2015 swim lesson registration begins
|May 25, 2015
||Sept - Dec 2015 swim lesson registration begins
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'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.
Each fall, Calgary's Child Magazine hosts the Parent's Choice Awards, and this year Recreation won awards for:
- Best programs for preschoolers
- Best programs for school aged children
- Best swimming pool - Southland Leisure Centre
Recreation received honorable mentions for:
- Best programs for teens
- Best children's day camps
- Best family fitness facility