UPDATE: APRIL 1, 2021:

The Provincial Government has activated an “emergency brake” which will place Ontario in a province-wide shutdown. The shutdown will begin on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. 

The Waterloo Region will be in shutdown for a minimum of 28 days, or 2 COVID-19 incubation periods with enhanced public health measures. The Ontario government will reassess after that period.

In light of this, and in consultation with the area municipalities and the Medical Officer of Health, the City of Cambridge will be closing its facilities to the public and continue to limit the number of employees working from its facilities.

For the City of Cambridge, the following will take effect on Thursday, April 1, 2021, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. and will remain in place until further notice:

  • Community centres, arenas and pools will be closed per regular programming  on April 1, 2021.  After that time, all Community Centres, The Cambridge Centre for the Arts, arenas, pools, and City Hall, will be closed to the public. 
  • All indoor recreational programming will be suspended. Community reminders will be sent via the city’s communication channels to visit #Recfromhome on the City’s website for ways to stay healthy, engaged and connected during the COVID-19 situation.
  • Public services offered at City Hall will only be available online or by phone.
  • Parks and trails will remain open with restrictions in place.

 As there is not a  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

All recreation and culture memberships were suspended and extended for the period of the closure. If you no longer feel comfortable attending our facilities in-person, please use the email addresses listed below to request a pro-rated refund.

  • Aquatics memberships and passes:  tavaresz@cambridge.ca
  • 50+ memberships: 50Plus@cambridge.ca
  • Arts memberships: artcentre@cambridge.ca

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

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

Effective March 1st facilities will be open for select registered and drop in programs per the schedule below.

Hours of operation may change with the Easter holiday please check for availability

CentreHoursFacility Specifications

Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA)

David Durward Centre (DDC) 62 Dickson St.





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

Allan Reuter Centre (ARC)

507 King St. E.


 Front door on King Street

William E. Pautler Centre

1145 Concessions


 Side entrance off the North Parking lot

John Dolson Centre






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


Enter automatic doors off side 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

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.