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St-Laurent Recreation Complex and Pool

525 Cote St., Ottawa, ON, K1K 0Z8

613-742-6767 Fax: 613-742-5231

This busy complex is one of the largest in Ottawa and provides a wide range of recreational opportunities and services.



Payment | Interac, Cash


Neighbourhood | Surrounding East
Cross Street | May


Customer Service Hours of Operation: Aquatics: Monday to Friday 5:30AM – 10:00PM Fitness: Monday to Friday 5:30AM – 10:00PM Saturday and Sunday: 7:00AM to 6:00PM

Profile Last Updated: April 22, 2009

Everything at One Location
Within the St-Laurent Recreation Complex you will find the Don Gamble Community Centre, a wheelchair accessible pool, St-Laurent Arena, aerobics studio, indoor cycling and weight/cardio room. The St-Laurent branch also features the Ottawa Public Library. There are an extensive number of programs to cover all aspects of recreation and fitness. Kids can enjoy the learn-to-skate program and public skating when the St-Laurent Arena is not busy with minor hockey. There are also music and drama lessons and martial arts instruction. With all this on the go, the best way to find out what’s going on is to pick up a copy of the St-Laurent Complex program that comes out twice a year.

Aquatics Amenities
The St-Laurent Pool is 25 yards long and 7.5 feet deep. It offers a Tarzan rope for the kids, men's, women's and family change rooms and a sauna. The pool can be rented for birthdays on Saturday afternoons only, along with the birthday room. During summer months there is a small wading pool adjacent to the facility and staff also manages the Genest pool, a 25-yard outdoor pool about a kilometer away.

Flexible & Affordable
There are a wide variety of popular fitness programs for all ages and all budgets. You’ll definitely enjoy their weight/cardio room, Aerobics, Cycle and Aquafit classes, personal training, swimming pools arena and much more. A variety of membership packages are available including personal, corporate and group memberships. Drop-in participation is also available for most of the centre’s programs. With free parking and so many things to do, you’re whole family will love this place.


Note: The complex is wheelchair accessible pool and has free parking. The pool & halls can be rented for your special event – call for details.