Whether it is indoors or outdoors, we love going swimming in Ottawa, especially in the summer time. There are plenty of places to cool off on a hot, summer day! In the wintertime, the indoor pools are a great way to get some exercise and let the kids have some fun (especially if you don’t enjoy the outdoor winter sports)
You can choose to go to a beach or there are also a lot of indoor facilities where you can take lessons, do a few laps or get the little ones used to the water.
Whatever your reason, we want to help you find some of the local swimming areas in Ottawa. Make sure to call ahead for some of the Centres & Clubs because they may require a membership to use their pools.
Amberwood Village Golf & Country Club
54 Springbrook Drive, Stittsville
Membership is required
There is a good selection of beaches all around the Ottawa area to choose from. Read more about them and where they are located in our Ottawa beaches section
City of Ottawa Indoor & Outdoor Pools
There is a huge selection of indoor and outdoor pools around the City. Check out the complete list in the pool section on the City of Ottawa website
2451 Riverside Drive
Two outdoor pools for all ages
Long Island Aquatic Club
5495 South River Drive (Manotick)
There are various wading pools around the city of Ottawa. These are great for the younger kids and to familiarize them with the water. We love it because we can just dip our feet in to cool off while the kids are splashing about!! Check out this complete list of wading pools in Ottawa.
Besides swimming pools and beaches, if you are looking for somewhere to cool off in the summer, there are also a good number of splash pads in Ottawa to choose from. This is definitely one of our favourite summer activities with our kids. The bonus, it’s free!
Thank you for visiting our swimming in Ottawa section. Have a great time at the pool, beach or splash pad!