Fall Fun in Ottawa


Time to register yourself and the kids in a dance class, swimming lessons, or a skating program. For City of Ottawa programs, you can sign up online by phone at 613 580-2588 or in person at a recreation or culture facility.

The Recreation eGuide is now available online.

Three Free Classes 

In the month of September, you can take part three times in city aquafitness classes, cycling and group fitness classes, or work out at one of its fitness centres free of charge. There are over a dozen facilities participating in the deal. Visit one of the participating facilities to set up a free membership access card.

Looking for options to keep the kids engaged before and after school? The city offers Before and After School programs too. Activities are focused on healthy child development and are delivered by certified staff members. These programs qualify for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit!


Cool Programs for Kids

Other offerings for kids run the gamut from soccer programs to a Fiction Writing class. There are tons of choices. Check the website to see details about the variety of classes.


Active Living Club
Enjoy the great outdoors this fall in a safe, healthy and fun environment with the Active Living Club 50+!. Geared to older adults and seniors, the Active Living Club offers three levels of hiking from September through to October. Each level runs once a week and is free for Active Living Club members. For details, contact City Wide Sports at 613 580-2854 (press 1, then 5).

Art Studio Tours

Chat with artists and watch them work in their studios at the end of September. There are four artists’ studios to tour citywide on Friday September 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.:

Gamman House Open House
Artists: Barry Ace, Voix Visuelle, Frances Caswell-Routhier, Jim Logan
306 Cyr Avenue, Vanier

Gardener’s House Open House
Artists: Lyle Docherty, Sandra Hawkins, Andrina Cox, Louis Denes
104 Greenview Avenue (Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre)

Jockvale Studios Open House
Artists: Michael Belmore, Kate Oakley
3131 Jockvale Road

Stafford Studios
Artists: Elisabeth Arbuckle, Marie Arsenault, Peter Cunningham, Michael Goodson, Kerri Weller, Ewa Kujawska, Alisdair MacRae, Ralph Nevins, Sue Shuker, Shirley Yik, Lynda Cronin
35 Stafford Road, Unit 1, Bells Corners (Nepean Creative Arts Centre)

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