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Calgary Recreation - more than you think!

Halloween Special
Surprise your trick or treaters with a coupon for a free swim instead of traditional sugar-filled Halloween treats. 10 coupons for only $5!
​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 pass

October Special

Buy a 10x or 30x pass this month and receive a Halloween Swim Coupon Booklet for free. Get yours today!

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.

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.

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.

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