We are proud of our team and the exciting programming we offer, which makes us Ottawa’s go-to gym.

  • Flexible options are the best option for you.

  • You’ll be engaged with innovative classes such as TRX or Barre

  • Dovercourt Fit Pass: Classes in a group for exercise & social fun

  • All levels of fitness: Gentle to advanced

  • Online options to exercise in your home

  • Our clients and staff are like family to us. Join us!

There are many health benefits to programs that we offer on the land and in water:

  • Increase your strength with TRX and Weight Classes

  • Spin classes are now part of the Dovercourt Fit Pass and allow you to ride the most advanced bikes in Ottawa.

  • Aquafit classes are great for rehabilitation and training.

  • Tai Chi and Barre can help you gain focus and peace.

  • You can try something new or fun like Zumba, (hula), or hooping.

  • You can register for sessional classes, or you can enjoy the flexibility and variety of a Dovercourt Fit Pass.

You are the one who must commit to you and not to a contract. We offer innovative programming that suits every schedule and interest. And we won’t lock you into anything. You will feel at home with our friendly staff and the warm atmosphere of our Centre.

You can take swim lessons, aqua fitness classes, or just enjoy a leisure swim in our pool.

  • Baby Pool: 90 degrees

  • Warm and inviting – the water and the staff!


  • You’ll love our warm water & warmer instructors

  • Low impact aqua fitness is a great way to get fit and recover

  • Swimming lessons that focus on strokes

Our programs are kept packed by our top-notch staff, we believe.

These young adults are committed and take pride in their work, which contributes to the warm atmosphere on the pool deck.

Water sports are fun and can be very beneficial for your health.

The warm water pool at Dovercourt is ideal for high- and low-intensity workouts. Our energetic instructors offer a range of aqua fitness classes, including rehab and specialty classes. This allows everyone to experience the many benefits of water-based activities.

Some classes we offer include:

  • Aqua Fibromyalgia

  • Aqua Arthritis

  • Aqua Post Stroke

  • Aqua Balance, Core, Mobility

If you are looking for a more dynamic way to exercise in the water, is for you.

  • Aqua Zumba

  • Aqua HIIT

Are you looking for Aqua Complete or Aqua Power classes? These classes are now part of the Dovercourt Fit Pass.

Unlimited access to more than 40 classes per week, including spin, aquafit, group fitness, online, fitness center, and pool access, for a monthly charge. You can book as many classes as possible up to seven days in advance once you have purchased your pass.

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Getting There

From Ottawa Home & Garden to Dovercourt Recreation Centre


Driving Directions from Dovercourt Recreation Centre to YMCA: Take Pleasant Park Rd, Riverside Dr./Ottawa Regional Rd 19, Ottawa Regional Rd 16 W, Ottawa Regional Rd 69 and Carling Ave/Ottawa Regional Rd 38 to Cole Ave S. Follow Cole Ave S to your destination

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