Originally scheduled to start on September 23, registration for non-aquatic recreation programs have been temporarily paused in an effort to help slow COVID-19.  Drop-in programs are still available.

Staff will continue to monitor drop-in class capacity and implement other temporary measures as needed. Residents are asked to continue to sign up for drop-in classes in advance to help control class sizes.

We thank the community for your patience and will update if there are further adjustments or changes.

 Welcome to our Fall 2020 program session! As there is not a printed Activities Guide this session, please take the time to browse the multitude of programs below. 

As the safety of public and staff are our priority, we are opening programs and drop ins in a gradual manner. Please review the timeline below to know when your programs and drop ins are available. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for any visits to all our facilities.  

Already have an activity code? Please use this link.  Need help navigating the registration process read here.

How to register online for a drop-in program (registration for all drop-in programs is required).

Having trouble setting up your online registration for your drop-in program(s)?  We have set up a phone line to provide online registration support for older adults.  Please call (519) 623-1340 ext 4735 and staff will be taking calls between the hours of 9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.  If staff are unable to take your call please be sure to leave your name, phone number and a brief message and our support team will call you back as soon as possible.  We're here to help, and thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate through our new protocols.

Preschool, Kinder and Children Programs

Adult Registered Programs

Special Interest Programs

On March 10, 2020 all memberships and passes were suspended and have been extended through the length of our closure.  All Memberships and passes will be reinstated on September 14 to enable pre-registration to our drop in classes that begin September 21.  If you do not feel comfortable coming back to our facilities, please contact the below prior to November 1, 2020 for a pro-rated refund.

-Aquatics memberships and passes please email dawsonp@cambridge.ca 
-50+ memberships 50Plus@cambridge.ca

-Arts memberships artcentre@cambridge.ca

Modified Hours of Operation - effective October 13, 2020



Special Considerations – Public Entrance

Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA)

David Durward Centre (DDC)

Tues - 8:30am - 4pm

Wed - 8:30am - 9pm

Thur - 8:30am - 4pm


Tues/Wed/Thurs - Public entrance is

DDC 8:30-4pm

Wed only - Public Entrance is CCA 4-9pm 

Allan Reuter Centre (ARC)

Wed - noon - 8pm

Thur- 9am - 4pm

Fri - 9am - noon

ARC 1 – King Street

William E. Pautler Centre

Conditioning Room and Pickleball hours

Mon 9-noon, Tues 1-4pm, Wed 9-noon, Fri 9- noon

South doors of The Hub

Ted Wake Centre (Johnson Centre)

Mon-Fri 9-4pm

Sliding doors, upper parking lot






For John Dolson Centre and W.G. Johnson Centre  view current hours

Conditioning Room Hours
, for up-to-date hours keep visiting here. Please note registration will be required prior to your visit.

Registration Policies

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

 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

Apply for 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 Zita T. at the Parks, 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.