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Southland Leisure Centre

Southland Leisure Centre

Facility: 403-648-6555

Pool rentals or bookings:  Request a booking

Main Facility Accessibility information​
  • Mobility

  • White cane

  • Hard of hearing

Arena Accessibility information​
  • Mobility

  • White cane

  • Hard of hearing

The pool and weight rooms can be used without an appointment. Group fitness requires an appointment.

Hours of operation

Hours of operation refer to facility hours only. Administration closes a half hour prior to closing of building. See tables below for facility hours and pool and weight room hours. Hot tubs are closed weekly for maintenance, please check facility status to confirm.

Current Hours:

Day Facility & weight room Pool & steam room 


7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

1 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Effective May 6; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 


7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

1 p.m. - 9 p.m.


7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

1 p.m - 9 p.m.


7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Facility closed

  • May 20 (Victoria Day)
  • Jul 1 (Canada Day)
  • Aug 5 (Heritage Day)
  • Sep 30 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)
  • Oct 14 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Dec 25 (Christmas Day)
  • Dec 26 (Boxing Day)

Special hours 2024

  Facility & weight room Pool & steam room Arenas

Sep 2 - Labour Day

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nov 11 - Remembrance Day

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Transit pass sales desk hours of operation

Low income transit passes are not currently being sold at Southland.

Regulations and guidelines

We are committed to a safe and respectful environment. Your courtesy and patience towards patrons and staff is expected.



Breastfeeding is an acceptable practice in our facility (including swimming pool basins).​

Drop-in Classes

Fitness & yoga classes require an advance appointment. Reserve in advance online at Live & Play. Log in or create an account, select Drop-in activities, then locate your preferred activity and time to book. You can also reserve by phone at 403-268-3800 option #1, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Minimum age for fitness classes is 13 years. Special circumstances may be considered and must be arranged beforehand.

Latecomers to classes.

Our fitness classes are designed to include warm-up, workout and cool-down periods. You'll benefit most if you take part in each stage. Arriving late is disruptive to the structure and can negatively impact other participants.

You will not be permitted to join the following drop-in classes once they have begun:

  • Mind-Body Flow
  • Yoga
  • Stretch & Restore
  • Tethered Deep Water Workout

General Pool Rules

  • All weak or non-swimmers must wear a PFD or stay shallow, where both feet can safely touch the bottom.
  • Patrons must enter the main pool feet first, No Diving is permitted.
  • Fins are allowed before 10 am for open swim.
  • All patrons must take a cleansing shower before entering the pool area.
  • No standing on tubes or any other floatation devices.
  • Patrons are not allowed on top of other people’s shoulders.
  • Roughhousing, horseplay or any other forms of physical contact is not allowed.

Inclusive changeroom & washroom access

City recreation facilities are for all Calgarians. We provide safe access that respects the diversity of our customers.

Customers have the right to access washrooms and change rooms which correspond with their gender identity and/or gender expression.

Mermaid fins

Mermaid fins use is at the discretion of the lifeguard.

Mermaid fin use must be approved by the lifeguard on duty first. Lifeguards must ensure that the mermaid fin user is a strong swimmer. The user must pass the following safety tests prior to use:

  • Swim 25 meters continuously
  • Tread water for two minutes
  • Swim with confidence while wearing the mermaid fin.

The lifeguard will consider how much activity there is in the pool. The user may be tested for competence and expertise with mermaid fins. The lifeguard can refuse the use of any equipment at any time. 

Non-Traditional Bathing Wear Policy

The City is committed to providing a safe welcoming environment. We want people from all ethnic and religious backgrounds to feel comfortable in and around the water. Our facility has adopted a non-traditional bathing wear policy as outlined below.

In addition to conventional swim wear, participants may wear:

  • Long-sleeved pants and shirts, tee-shirts and shorts with undergarments or a swim suit worn underneath.
  • Traditional ethnic clothing (e.g. saris and hijabs) with a swim suit or undergarments worn underneath.

For safety reasons, patrons wearing traditional garments (such as saris) are asked to remain in the shallow end of the pool. We ask that they not use the dive tank.

To ensure an environment that is safe and free from external contaminants, all participants are required to:

  • Wear clothing that is different from the clothing worn to the facility.
  • Take a complete and cleansing shower before entering the pool. Showering should occur while wearing the swim attire that will be worn in the water.

​Personal inflatable toys

Inflatable toys are allowed in the facility if capacity permits. Baby water wings and tube rings on small children are permitted. However, they must be within arm’s reach of a responsible person. The responsible person must be a minimum 14 years of age.

The use of inflatables requires prior approval from the lifeguard. The lifeguard will consider how much activity is in the pool. Users may be tested on competence and expertise with inflatables. Lifeguards can refuse the use of equipment at any time.


We monitor pool water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We use an automated system, as well as qualified staff a minimum of 4 times per day. A water sample is provided to Calgary Health Region once a week for testing. All facilities are cleaned and disinfected daily.​


Snorkeling equipment requires prior approval from the lifeguard. The lifeguard will consider how much activity is in the pool. Customers may need to demonstrate an ability to clear mask and snorkel. This must be accomplished without removing the equipment. The lifeguard can refuse the use of equipment at any time.

​​Swimming Alone/Arms Reach Age Policy

Children under eight years must be accompanied by a responsible person.  The responsible person must be a minimum 14 years of age. That person must be in the water within arm’s reach of their ward while at our facility.

  • All parents and guardians must be with the same basin, play structure or same area of the under 8.
  • Children under 8 must go down the slides with a responsible person over the age of 14.

Children under 3 years must wear both little swimmers swim diaper and plastic pants.


Swimwear requirements

While in the pool area, customers are required to wear swimsuit bottoms; swimwear tops are a customer’s choice.

Children 35 months (approximately three years) and under must wear plastic pants over their swim diapers. Plastic pants can be purchased at the pool.​​​​

Taking Photos

Use of cell phones, PDAs, cameras, and other recording devices is restricted in our facilities. With staff permission, these devices are permitted for taking photos in public areas. Public areas include:

  • Lobby
  • Arenas
  • Gymnasium
  • Courts
  • Classrooms
  • Party rooms

You must also have the permission of those who may be recognizable in the photos.


Youth access to weight rooms and strength training

Youth age 13 - 15 will be permitted in the weight room only after completing a Weight Room Orientation (registration fee applies). The orientation is required even if youth are accompanied by an adult.

Upon successful completion of the orientation, youth will be issued a Youth Strength Training card/sticker. It must be presented prior to admittance into the weight room.

​Youth age 13 - 15 must also provide the Strength Training Waiver form signed by their parent/guardian.

To learn when the next Weight Room Orientation is offered, register in person on-site or call the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800, option #1.