City’s recreation and culture programs are going green

The City is going green with this year’s Fall and Winter Recreation Guides, saving an estimated 600 trees each year and eliminating printing and distribution costs. Both the Recreation Guide and the Mon guide francophone des loisirs will now be interactive online resources, available at The online guides contain a wealth of sports, fitness, recreation and creative programming for all ages, and starting July 21, the new fall and winter programs can be found at and

Programs are divided into separate PDF files that allow easy access to the specific areas of interest. Online users can find, view, share and e-mail any pages or sections. Public access computers, available at Ottawa Public Libraries and at some City recreation and other government facilities, are also an option for viewing the guide.

Visit your local recreation and culture facility where customer service staff is available to help with selecting programs, registration and answering questions. Facility brochures will also be available online or can be picked up at the centre.

The City provides an impressive selection of affordable programs for all ages at convenient locations – everything from swimming and skating lessons to fitness, dance, martial arts and even dog training – there’s something for everyone!

Discover new fall and winter programs when you go to and Try something new, get active, healthy and creative!