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 dates

  • Summer registration opens Wednesday, June 15

Swimming lessons: 7 a.m.
All remaining programs: 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

Search and Register Now

Need help navigating the registration process?

Have a read through the CORAL site tips and ticks.


Hours of operation

Effective February 7, 2022. Check back July 1st for summer operating hours

CentreHoursFacility Specifications

Allan Reuter Centre (ARC)

507 King Street East

8:30 a.m. -4 p.m. Mon - Fri Front door on King Street

Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA)

60 Dickson Street

8:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mon - Thurs

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri

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

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

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon - Fri

*3:45 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mon - Thurs

*9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sat                                 
View Conditioning Room hours                 

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

*Enter through CCA entrance for these times

William E. Pautler Centre

1145 Concessions

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

Side entrance off the South parking lot

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

John Dolson Centre View swim hours  
W.G. Johnson Centre (including Ted Wake Centre)

View swim hours
View Conditioning Room hours     

Enter through entrance at 31 Kribs St (main front doors), off upper parking lot


Drop-in programs

Due to limited program space, activities at David Durward, Ted Wake, William E Pautler and Allan Reuter Centres still require pre-registration. Register in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Programs at the Centre for the Arts, John Dolson and WG Johnson no longer require pre-registration with the exception of certain specialty programs (ie. Pottery and Cycling).  Check with the front desk to learn whether your favourite drop in 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


  1. Complete, sign and date the fee assistance application form.
  2. Attach copies of current  tax year Revenue Canada, Income Tax Notice of Assessment for all adults in the household (copies only)
  3. If income is $0 you must still provide a copy of Revenue Canada, Notice of Assessment
  4. 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
If you live outside of the Cambridge community, a non-resident fee applies in addition to our regular program or membership fees. We calculate this additional fee automatically when you register for a program.

If you believe you were charged the non-resident fee incorrectly; you must appeal and produce documentation within 90 days of the registration in order to receive a review and adjustment. 

For assistance, please contact 519-623-1340 or prc@cambridge.ca

 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.


While programs and services were paused, all memberships were suspended and extended for the period of the closure.

If you are not yet comfortable attending our facilities in-person, please use the email addresses listed below to request a pro-rated refund.

Please note that all refunds can be placed on account or will be refunded via cheque requisition. 


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

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.