The  Ontario government is temporarily moving the province into a modified version of Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen to slow the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant. These targeted and time-limited measures are meant to allow more opportunity to deliver vaccines and ensure everyone has maximum protection against this virus. The changes take effect as of Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022).

As a result, all recreation facilities will be closed and indoor winter programs offered by the City will be postponed until further notice. This includes the closure of the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, recreation and older adults facilities, and arenas.  Please check out our Rec from Home Page for great on-line videos and activities brought to you by Recreation and Culture staff and instructors to keep you creative, move your body and stay engaged!


Per provincial requirements, proof of vaccine is required to enter municipal recreation facilities in Waterloo Region. For full details visit our vaccination requirements page

Effective December 20, 2021, requiring proof of vaccination for youth aged 12 to 17 years participating in organized sports at recreational facilities. Learn more in the Province's release.

Please take the time to browse the programs on our online registration site. Be sure to check back as new programs will be added regularly.

Drop-in Programs

Drop-in programs are running now with new ones added regularly! Registration is a required step to safely run all programs. Register online for a drop-in program today. Customers are encouraged to book their spot in advance.

Winter program registration is postponed until further notice. 

Drop in programs remain in place.  All programs will have a maximum capacity based on physical distancing requirements. 

In person registration will occur at City Hall or any of our recreation facilities.  Hours of operation are below. 

Cambridge Centre for the Arts 

To review the Cambridge Centre for the Arts Fall programs check out our newsletter.

Cambridge 50+ Recreation Centres

Winter 2022 Newsletter postponed, stay alert to our website and review offerings through CORAL.

COVID-19 Recreation Safety

Please remember to 'Check before you Rec' and visit the city’s COVID-19 Recreation Safety for the latest information. 

The City of Cambridge continues to work together with Public Health to review the provincial regulations and update changes accordingly for municipal services, operations and programs.

Preschool, Kinder and Children Programs

Adult Registered Programs

Special Interest Programs


All recreation and culture memberships have been 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. 

For a complete overview of updates on Recreation and Culture programs and how we are responding to Covid 19, please visit Recreation Safety.  Should you have any questions related to your registration or membership, please call Service Cambridge at 519-623-1340. 

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

Hours of Operation after a re-opening

CentreHoursFacility Specifications

Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA)

David Durward Centre (DDC) 62 Dickson St.

3:45pm- 9pm Tues, Wed, Thurs


8:30-4pm Tues, Wed, Thurs

Please enter through the CCA entrance for these times.

Please enter through the entrance at 62 Dickson Street (corner of Dickson & Wellington Street)

Allan Reuter Centre (ARC)

507 King St. E.

Tues, Wed & Thurs

 Front door on King Street

William E. Pautler Centre

1145 Concessions



Side entrance off the North Parking lot
Pickleball will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings

John Dolson Centre


Please view swim schedule




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

Please view swim schedule

Please enter through entrance at 31 Kribs Street (main front doors) off 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

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

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