Due to rising case counts and strain on the health care system, the current COVID-19 Response Framework will be paused when the Province wide Shutdown comes into effect on December 26, 2020, at 12:01am. 

As such all indoor in-person recreation programs and facilities including pools, 50+ programs and as well as arts and culture programs will be halted until further  notice. 


As there is no printed Activities Guide, please take the time to browse the multitude of programs below.

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

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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to 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.  

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 were then reinstated on September 14 to enable pre-registration to our drop in classes that began September 21. 

If you do not feel comfortable coming back to our facilities, please use the email addresses listed below to request a pro-rated refund.

We thank the community for your patience and will update if there are further adjustments or changes.  At this time our facilities are closed due to province-wide lockdown.



Special Considerations – Public Entrance

Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA)

David Durward Centre (DDC)






Allan Reuter Centre (ARC)



William E. Pautler Centre



Ted Wake Centre (Johnson Centre)



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.