We promote active living, as well as family and community relationships, through a variety of recreational activities for all ages—healthy citizens make a healthy community.

Registration takes place four times through the year. 

Spring - mid March
Summer - mid June
Fall - end of August
Winter - mid December

Fall Registration

Fall Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 online or in person at a recreation centre. 

  • Swim lesson registration goes live at 7 a.m.
  • Programs beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Find a program

How to register

  1.  In person at City Hall or any recreation facility 
  2.  Online on our CORAL site
Please remember to join the waitlist if your desired program is full. Those on the list will be contacted if space becomes available. 

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Program cancellations

To stay up to date on unplanned program cancellations and facility closures please subscribe to the "Alerts" for " Facility & Program Changes" to receive an email notification. 

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Hours of operation

Hours of operation will change in the holiday season.

Centre Hours Facility Specifications

Allan Reuter Centre (ARC)

507 King Street East

Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. 

Sat: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Front door on King Street

Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA)

60 Dickson Street
(summer hours)

Mon, Tues and Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30pm 
Wednesday 8:30am - 9pm

Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 



Front door of Arts Centre
David Durward Centre (DDC)
62 Dickson Street

Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Fri: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

View Conditioning Room hours                 

Enter through the entrance at 62 Dickson Street (corner of Dickson & Wellington St)

Enter through CCA entrance after 4 p.m. and on Saturdays.

William E. Pautler Centre

1145 Concessions

Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. 

Fri: 8:30a.m. - 4 p.m.
View Conditioning Room hours     

Side entrance off the South parking lot

Pickleball will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings

John Dolson Centre

Mon, Wed 8:30am - 9:00pm

Tues, Thurs 8:00am - 9:00pm

Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Sat 9:00am-3:30pm

Sun 11:00am-7:30pm 

W.G. Johnson Centre (including Ted Wake Centre)

Mon, Tues, Wed 6:00am-9pm

Thurs 8:00am-9:00pm

Fri 6:00am - 9:00pm

Sat 8:00am -4:00pm

Sun 8:00am - 5:00pm

Enter through entrance at 31 Kribs St (main front doors), off upper parking lot
Drop-in and Pay as you go activities

Drop in and Pay as you go activities are available for Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Aquatics, Fitness, Adult and 50+

Check with the front desk to learn whether your favourite drop in program requires pre-registration.

Age requirements
You must meet any age requirements by the first session/class of a program, unless otherwise stated.
Fee assistance

The City of Cambridge is committed to providing assistance to cover part of the cost of City-run recreation programs and memberships for families and individuals who can't afford to participate in these activities.

The Activities For Less program is for permanent Cambridge residents only.  Eligibility is based on total household income.

Eligible programs - Programs run directly by the City of Cambridge, Parks, Recreation and Culture Division which include:

  • aquatic lessons (private/semi-private lessons are ineligible)
  • individual memberships for youth, student, adult and senior (some exceptions
  • registered program

Ineligible charges - fee assistance cannot be used for manuals, exam fees, program supplies or administrative fees

Activities for Less

Complete, sign and date the fee assistance application form.

  1. Attach copies of current tax year Revenue Canada, Income Tax Notice of Assessment for all adults in the household (copies only)
  2. If income is $0 you must still provide a copy of Revenue Canada, Notice of Assessment
  3. If the Assessment does not show your current address, please provide proof of same

Please note - If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation letter in the mail (allow 15-20 business days). Incomplete applications will be returned.

Applying for fee assistance does not guarantee approval

Fee assistance must be approved before registering and may not be applied after.  You must apply annually for Activities for Less.  Fee assistance starts from the date of approval for one full year.  Subsequent applications are accepted no earlier than 3 weeks prior to the expiry of current approved fee assistance.

We handle all inquiries confidentially.  If you have any questions or require assistance in completing the application, please contact Recreation and Culture Department at (519) 623-1340 ext. 4531.

JumpStart Program

To learn more about the Jumpstart program, apply for funding, or make a donation   Jumpstart or call 1-844-YES-PLAY
 Refund policy 
We realize that sometimes patrons sign up for an activity(s) that doesn’t fully meet their expectations.  If you realize that your activity registration doesn’t meet your needs, we have developed a comprehensive refund/withdrawal policy that fits many circumstances.

Although it is not mandatory for you to do so, it is helpful to us if you let us know your reason for withdrawing from a program.


For questions about the benefits of memberships


The W.G. Johnson Centre and John Dolson Centre has a full gymnasium that can be used for open gym. 

Open Gym is available anytime the gymnasium is not in use by other programs, to view availability please follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to www.cambridge.ca/coral > Check Facility Availability!
  2. Click View Facility Details
  3. Select Gymnasium from drop down under Facility Type
  4. Click view availability beside Gymnasium W.G. Johnson Centre or John Dolson Centre
  5. Find the date
  6. Click View Available Times

Come Join Us for Open Gym!

Sport and recreation activities in Cambridge could not be possible without the support of dedicated volunteers and community associations. These individuals and groups help run our programs and organize major tournaments and special events. Learn more and become a volunteer today!
HIGH FIVE Quality of Play

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HIGH FIVE Quality of Play

The City of Cambridge is a committed member of HIGH FIVE and we are ecstatic to announce that we have become an accredited organization. HIGH FIVE is a province-wide quality assurance program designed to support the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children in sport and recreation programs.