Indoor Pool

18.5m long and 4.5ft deep, our saltwater pool offers residents a beach area, mushroom fountain sprinkler, hot tub, and swimming lanes.

Outdoor Pool

15m long and 12ft deep and features a small wading pool, picnic tables, and lounge chairs. The outdoor pool is closed for the season.

Water Activities & Swimming Lessons

  • Daily Lifeguarded Open Swim
  • Adult Swim 18+
  • Women's Only Swim 16+
  • Swim for Fitness 16+
  • Red Cross Swimming Lessons Registration required
  • Parent & Tot, 3 months to 3 years to attend with a parent
  • Swim Pre-School 3 to 6 years
  • Swim Kids 6+
  • Swim Adults 16+
  • Women Only Swim Classes 16+
  • Power Swim 8+ Registration required
  • Aquafit for ages 16+. $10 drop-in fee or included with Platinum Membership.

Register now for the Winter Session of Swimming Activities and Lessons. The session begins January 5 and runs until March 8, 2020.

Visit the Hours and Schedules tile for facility hours and swimming schedules.


Weight Room and Cardio Room Access

The weight room is equipped with free weights, strength benches, racks, and cable-pull systems. The cardio room includes treadmills, elliptical machines, upright and recumbent bikes, a FlexStrider, and rowing machine. Access to weight room and cardio room is included in a Platinum membership or a $10 drop-in fee applies.

Group Fitness

Group fitness is a great way to find motivation and accountability! Our enthusiastic Personal Trainers and group fitness instructors prepare and lead the workout so you can focus on putting forth your best effort. Choose from over 30 instructor-led classes each week including Aquafit, Group Strength Training, Yoga and Zumba. Consult our fitness schedule for class details. Access to group fitness classes is included in a Platinum membership or a $10 drop-in fee applies.

Gymnasium Sports

The gymnasium features an automatic scoreboard to help residents feel like pros, basketball nets, and equipment for volleyball, badminton, pickle ball, soccer, dodgeball, and indoor hockey. Check out our gymnasium sports schedule for details on upcoming tournaments, sports programs and sports drop-in times. Gymnasium access is a mix between free and paid access ($10 daily drop-in or included in Platinum membership). Consult the gymnasium schedule for details.

Personal Training

Work one-on-one with a certified Personal Trainer to achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are looking to get fit, lose weight, gain strength, or get healthy, our staff are here to help. Call the Recreation Centre at (613) 366-5020 or email for availability and pricing information.

Wellbeats™ Virtual Fitness

Looking to fit a specific fitness class into your busy schedule? Outside of our regular scheduled Group Fitness Classes a virtual fitness platform Wellbeats™ is available in our fitness studio. Select a class from hundreds of classes taught by various instructors. Access to Wellbeats™ Virtual Fitness is included in a Platinum membership or a $10 drop in fee applies.

Visit the Accora Centre Access and Membership page tile for details on Platinum Membership.

Accora Centre Access and Memberships

Accora Village Residents have complimentary access to:

  • Indoor & Outdoor Saltwater Pools
  • Drop-In Sports Programs including: basketball, table tennis, badminton and family gym
  • Recreation Programs including: play group, swim for fitness & seniors fitness
  • Monthly activities such as: Bingo, movie nights & open mic nights
  • Equipment loans including bicycles &snowshoes
  • Special events such as Light up the Village, Open House & Villagefest
  • A daily drop-in fee of $10 per day or upgrade to a Platinum membership which provides access to the cardio and weight room, group fitness classes, and additional gymnasium sports programs.

Residents making use of the Accora Centre are required to scan an access card at each visit. Individual cards with photo will be issued to residents 10 years or older. Residents under 10 years of age may gain access to the facilities when accompanied by a parent or guardian 14 years or older. Visit the Recreation desk at the Accora Centre (98 Woodridge Crescent) to be issued your photo access card.

Platinum Membership (16 years +) includes:

  • Gymnasium Drop-In Sports Program
  • 30+ Group Fitness classes per week
  • Wellbeats™ virtual fitness platform
  • Free admission to special events & select Recreation programs
  • Free child-minding service for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We’ll take care of the kids while you work out! Offered Monday - Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Free machine orientations on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Learn the basics of how to use the weight and cardio equipment and review proper form.
  • Fitness & Wellness seminars

3, 6 & 12 Month Memberships available from $30 per month depending on length of membership term. Purchase a membership online or visit the Recreation desk at the Accora Centre (98 Woodridge Crescent).

Childminding and Out of School Care

After School, Licensed Care for ages 4 to 12

At the Accora Centre, we offer an after-school program Licensed by the Ministry of Education. We believe in Laughter, Education, Activity and Friendship (L.E.A.F.) within our program and work to promote these pillars, as well as ensure fun and safety. Care provided until 6:00 p.m. on school days. $200 per month.

Day Camps for ages 4 to 12

Accora Village provides day camps when school is out. Each day is filled with games, sports, crafts, and an afternoon swim. Special events and excursions may also be included. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with the option of extended care.

Registration now available for:

  • Holiday Camps - December 23, 27, January 3 and 4 at a rate of $25 per day
  • PD days until June 2020 at a rate of $25 per day
  • March Break Camp - March 16 - 20 for $125 for the week

Our 2020 Summer Camp program is currently under development. Check back in late January for details.

Child Minding for ages 6 weeks to 12 years

Hey Parents! Looking to get a workout in or enjoy a special event at the Accora Centre? Let us take care of the kids why you take care of yourself. Childminding is offered Monday - Thursday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.. Parent must remain on-site. Free for children of Platinum members, $10 per child for non-Platinum members.

Recreation Programs

Registered Programs & Classes

  • Music including private piano & vocal lessons
  • French tutoring for ages 4 to 12
  • Art classes for ages 4 to 9
  • Paint Night for 10+ and adults
  • Dance for ages 4 to 9 including; Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop & Bollywood
  • Bollywood dance for adults
  • Basketball Jr. NBA for ages 8 to 15
  • Home Alone course for age 8+
  • Babysitting course for age 11+
  • Kids & Adult Swimming Lessons
  • Basketball & Dodgeball tournaments
  • Child Care, Afterschool Program & Day Camps

Register now for the Winter Session. The session begins January 5.

Drop-In Style Programs

  • Acoustic Open Mic Night, select Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Free.
  • BINGO Night for ages 18+, select Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Free.
  • Childminding $10 drop-in or free for children of Platinum Members.
  • Family BINGO Night, select Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Free.
  • Family Movie Nights, select Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Free.
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Gymnasium Sports
  • Playgroup - for children who do not yet attend school and their caregivers/parents. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. starting January 7. Free.
  • Babysitting course for age 11+
  • Swim
  • Select special events. Refer to monthly highlights for details.
  • Register now for the Winter Session. The session begins January 5.


Sparing residents a jam-packed apartment space - the Accora Centre can be reserved to host a party or get-together.

Party Room

Our Party Room located in the Accora Centre is available for residents to rent on weekends and comfortably fits up to 60 guests. With a full kitchenette, tables and chairs, the Party Room is a convenient place for your next event. Submit your booking request online, call (613) 366-5020 or email


Our Gymnasium is available for residents to rent for sports and activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at a rate of $40 per hour. The gymnasium features an automatic scoreboard, basketball nets, equipment for volleyball, badminton, pickleball, soccer, dodgeball, and indoor hockey. Submit your facility booking request online, call (613) 366-5020 or email


FREE Snowshoe Loans - Stop by the Recreation Centre to borrow a set of snowshoes and explore the great outdoors. Loans up to 3 hours are complimentary, $20 per day for longer loan periods.

Crazy Carpet Giveaway - There is a small hill in Bayshore Park perfect for winter sliding. Don’t have a sled? Drop by the Recreation Centre to receive your free crazy carpet. Available from the first snow fall of the season, while quantities last.

Skating on Outdoor Rink - In the center of Accora Village is a City of Ottawa Park with an outdoor rink. For information on seasonal rinks visit, call (613) 580-2590 or email

FREE Bicycle Loans - Closed for the season.

Outdoor Pool - Closed for the season.

Bayshore Park Community Garden and Oven - Closed for the season.

Andrew Haydon Park – Less the 1km from the Accora Centre, this popular City of Ottawa park features waterfront with lawns, a bandshell, a picnic pavilion, and playgrounds.

Britannia Beach – A 10-minute cycle or 30-minute walk from the Accora Centre is a City of Ottawa Beach great for swimming, picnics or watching the sailboats go by.

Capital Trail System – From Accora Village you can quickly access the regions multi-use paths used for walking, cycling and in-line skating. Consider using for recreation or to commute to work.

Shirley's Bay – A conservation area located just 10 kilometers from Accora Village provides opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Stony Swamp, Bruce Pit – Less than 5km from Accora Village is a popular toboggan hill and off-leash dog park.

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Hours and Schedules

Recreation Centre Hours

Monday6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Fitness Class Schedule

Gymnasium Schedule

Pool Schedule

Welcome to the Accora Centre

Have Fun, Stay Fit, and Make Memories

Residents of Accora Village receive access to the community's Accora Centre, a full-service fitness facility with a variety of both free and paid programs and amenities. The Accora Centre is exclusive to Accora Village residents and their guests.

All residents receive a free Silver Membership which includes access to the indoor saltwater pool, outdoor chlorine pool, gymnasium, and select programming.

The Accora Centre Platinum Membership ($30/month) includes full access to the Accora Centre facilities (pools, gymnasium, weight room, cardio room, fitness classes, workshops, childcare services and so much more).

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For complete facility and program details, please see the below:

Call 613-366-5020Email us

Accora Centre: 98 Woodridge Crescent, Ottawa.

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