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Register for recreation programs

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.

Have you reviewed the get ready to register checklist

Then you are ready! 

Three ways to register: 

1. Online registration – recommended method

To register online, you will need your account information and credit card. If you don't have an account or you forgot your login information, visit get ready to register.

Online registration begins at 5:30 a.m. on the first day of registration. After that, you can register online anytime.

Access online registration through any of the following: My Rec Guide, the Online Recreation Program Guide or eRecreation.

2. Phone-in registration

Call 403-268-3800, option #1

To register by phone you will need your credit card and the barcode number of the courses or classes you want to register for.

  • Monday to Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (As of March 7, 2016 phone registration hours will change to 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.

TTY - deaf, hard of hearing & speech impaired

  • Call 403-268-3825 to register
  • Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

3. Walk-in registration

Come prepared to register with the barcode number of the courses or classes you want to register for. Booking takes place at the following locations: 

Calgary Recreation Customer Service - Main Floor, North Tower, 2808 Spiller Rd. S.E.

  • Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Dr. S.W.

  • Monday to Friday - 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday - 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sunday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Village Square Leisure Centre  - 623 56 St. N.E.

  • Monday to Friday - 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday - 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sunday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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 programs check out our Online Recreation Program Guide.

Import your program schedule into your calendar

You can now email your course schedule to yourself, which can easily be imported into many calendar programs. Log in to your account and you’ll see a "schedule" button – click it and follow the instructions.

Need to cancel or withdraw from a program?

Please review our policies for registered programs.

Tax credits for children's fitness and arts programs

Parents' costs for booking children’s recreational programs and passes (including arts and culture programs) may be submitted for tax credits from the Government of Canada. Please view the Children’s Tax Credits document for more information. The authority to determine whether any claim for a credit will be approved rests with the Canada Revenue Agency.